Micro Rescue Kitty, Only 1/3 Of Normal Size, Tries To Grow, And Suddenly…..
This tiny kitten weighing only about half a size of a muffin was rescued and has a bright future with a new loving family. This is the story of Bijou the micro kitty.
The tiny tortie was just 48 hours old, when she arrived to The National Kitten Coalition, a rescue group in Gainesville, VA, along with her four siblings.
They were rescued from a small rural shelter. “They were some of the lucky ones. Though they arrived in very poor condition, the foster was able to stabilize them,” The National Kitten Coalition, said.
Unfortunately, one of the babies didn’t make it, but the remaining four began to thrive. The tiniest one from the litter is Bijou.
“The boys progressed normally and moved on to rescue for adoption right on schedule. Bijou, being the smallest at only 2.6 ounces on intake, progressed more slowly and at about 4 ounces seemed to stop growing.”
Bijou would put on a few grams, but then lose a few grams. It was of and on for a while.
“There were a lot of discussions about the best course to take for her, but the foster insisted that as long as Bijou was fighting and comfortable, she would fight right along with her.”
Nine weeks later, Bijou only weighed 8.2 ounces. She was healthy and happy, even though she was a “micro” kitty.
“People often ask ‘why spend so much time/effort on one kitten when so many need help’; the answer for me is that every life matters and once a commitment is made, we don’t give up just because the road is tough as long as the quality of life is good for the baby.”
Although, she is very tiny for her age, she surely makes up for it with her enormous personality.
By 4 months old, she broke the 1 pound mark weighing in at 1.6 lbs. “She will always be petite… but she has weathered all her challenges.”
“She is a testament to what fostering is all about…lots of care and love…saving lives.
“Bijou is one of the lucky ones; so many do not get the chance. Even just a few weeks of your time can make all the difference in the world to orphaned kittens like her.”
Bijou may be tiny, but such a huge load of cuteness! Share with friends!
(h/t: Love Meow)