January 20, 2022 3 min read
A woman helped a stray kitten who was found hiding on a window sill, and went back to find her cat brother, too.
NeNe the kittenDonna @feralcatcolony
About a month ago, Donna, a TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuer and feral cat carer based in Ohio, was out helping the community cats when she spotted a kitten cowering in a window ledge by herself.
"I glanced up to the window sill and saw this kitten shaking, petrified and frozen in fear. She was abandoned at the feral cat colony (that I care for)," Donna shared with Love Meow.
Donna didn't have a carrier with her at the time, so she went to her car and emptied a large container that she kept cat food in.
She was found cowering on a window sillDonna @feralcatcolony
"I went over and easily grabbed the little one from the window sill. The moment I touched her, she started purring."
The kitten was very timid but switched on her purr motor when she realized that she was safe. Donna placed her in the makeshift carrier (the container) and took the kitten named NeNe to her vet clinic.
She started to purr when she was pettedDonna @feralcatcolony
According to the neighbors, there was another kitten, at the same age, seen with NeNe. As it turned out, it was her brother who was in need of rescue. "The house is deplorable and now abandoned where they were living."
Donna went back for the remaining kitten and was able to get him to safety.
Donna went back and rescued her feline brother, tooDonna @feralcatcolony
"When I reunited them it was the sweetest thing. The love they have for each other is so pure and sweet," Donna told Love Meow.
The kittens were covered in fleas, hungry and needed medical attention. "With some good food, a vet checkup and deworming and flea treatment, they were good as new. Both these little ones had a rough start but it's all behind them now."
NeNe and Nico were reunited at their foster homeDonna @feralcatcolony
The feline brother, Nico, had a lot of fluff and was almost one pound lighter than NeNe. Despite being smaller, he took on the role of big brother and always looked out for his sister.
Watch NeNe and Nico and their journey in this video:
Kittens brother and sister www.youtube.com
"NeNe couldn't figure out the litter box until Nico arrived. He showed her the ropes. This 1.7-pound kitten knew right away what to do and NeNe followed in his footsteps."
Nico the brotherDonna @feralcatcolony
The brother and sister duo quickly outgrew their playpen and moved into their upgraded new digs. With plenty of room, they ran around, chasing each other and being the rambunctious kittens that they ought to be.
"They had an absolute blast with more room and toys galore. Nico was gaining weight but still a pound smaller. He gave NeNe a run for her money and held his own," Donna added.
NeNe the sisterDonna @feralcatcolony
"They play hard with each other, but the minute you touch them, they start to purr. They are pure joy."
NeNe and Nico met another foster kitten, Willow, and accepted her as their own. "Nico was the moderator between the girls. He taught them how to play and get along."
They befriended another foster kitten named WillowDonna @feralcatcolony
The brother and sister share a very special bond. "They love to cuddle, purr nonstop and bring nothing but smiles and laughs."
After weeks in foster care, the two best friends went up for adoption through Cats are People Too Club, Inc. (CAPT), hoping a wonderful family would notice them.
The two best friends were ready to find a place of their ownDonna @feralcatcolony
The best news came today when the pair left for their forever home, together. "Nico and NeNe have found their family and get to stay together! No words to describe everyone's joy," CAPT wrote.
"They soaked up every ounce of love we gave them after I saved them from a life of horror," Donna shared. "They are well rounded, fun little fluff balls who are ready to give (their forever family) years and years of joy and love."
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