Two Curious Kittens Find Themselves In Deep Trouble After “Investigating” A Bucket Of Paint!

Two young kittens found themselves in deep trouble when they fell into a bucket of white paint.

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

On the night of July 30th, some homeowners were painting the outside of their house when they left the large bucket unattended. A neighbor’s CCTV cameras later confirmed that the couple went into their garage for just a few minutes to grab supplies when the curious kittens approached the open container. 

It is not mentioned why the kittens were outside exploring unattended, if they were feral or if they belonged to someone.

Then as they were investigating the paint, both managed to fall into the paint bucket!

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

They were immediately rushed to nearby Bradford Cat Watch Rescue when they were discovered. The kittens were absolutely covered and dripping with white glossy paint from their heads to the tip their tails.

This was a first for the experienced shelter. Saving over 500 cats a year, never had they seen such a sight!

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

Jumping into action, they rushed the 2 kittens to their vet’s office. Both the vet and the team had no clue of the fastest and safest way to clean the paint off the kittens.

The safest option they found was to bathe the kittens in butter, but this only managed to clean off some of the paint. Even that took hours of work and 2 very scared and patient kittens.

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

Volunteers wouldn’t give up and little by little the paint is coming off. There is still a long way to go however and lots of brushing and grooming is certainly in the kittens’ futures.

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

Not only are rescuers concerned about cleaning the kittens fur though, they are both having respiratory issues from the paint fumes.

Toxicity levels from the dip they took are also unknown to date and they will continue to monitor the babies closely for any after-effects. It sadly could produce damaging liver issues after the exposure they experienced.

Photo: Facebook/Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens

The duo have been aptly named Dulux and Johnstone after 2 paint brands.

The all volunteer based organization are fostering the kittens during their recovery and so far they are doing well. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on the lucky little explorers for any updates!

Please visit their website if you are interesting in donating to help put a dent in their current vet bill which has reached thousands of dollars. After helping Dulux and Johnstone along with all the other desperate felines in their care, they need all the support we can give!  

Photo: Screenshot of some of the adorable cats up for adoption at BCWR

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Kitten Almost Left Behind After Sibling Saved 24 Hours Earlier!

Firefighters from the Kalgoorlie-Boulder fire station in Australia were overjoyed after they rescued a young kitten from between two walls on Monday. 

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

But then they received another call after a woman heard meowing STILL coming from the narrow opening between the walls. There was another kitten who had been hiding throughout the entire rescue of it’s sibling!

Knowing it was beyond lucky that these kittens were even heard as their tiny meows echoed off the brick walls, the fireman resolved to stop at nothing to get them both out safely.

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

The trio of heroes spent over an hour and a half devising a plan to reach the kitten. She was trapped almost 15 feet down from the roof of the building. It is likely the 2 kittens were playing and feel into the abyss as there was no visible way in or out of the small space.

They were finally able to duct tape two long poles together with a net attached to the end. Carefully lowering it down into the opening, they hoped the kitten wouldn’t retreat into it’s unknown hiding place, avoiding capture. The tiny grey fluff-ball could be seen watching the men from below with her scared little eyes.

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

And luckily they were finally able to scoop the cutie up!

She was taken to the local RSPCA Goldfields and will be given a full exam. Fortunately, she didn’t seem to have any injuries. 

The little girl was named “Lucky” by the fireman who were thrilled that the 8-week-old kitten was saved after spending at least 24 hours in the gap. 

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

A bit feisty at first, the brave kitten settled down after she realized she was safe in the arms of caring people. 

Lucky will be reunited with her sibling who was caught the day prior and both will settle into a foster home until they are vetted and ready for adoption.  

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

Thankfully the workers from the business had their “listening ears” on and will know to always keep an eye open for animals in the area. They did the right thing by contacting the professionals to handle the situation too as it can be very dangerous to attempt animal rescues

Best of luck to Lucky and her litter-mate for a safe and happy future! 

Photo: Perthnow.com; Kalgoorlie Miner

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One Extraordinary Cat Has Taken The Internet By Storm! Bailey And His Love For His Human Sisters

One 13-year-old cat is taking the world by storm. Meet Bailey; truly no ordinary cat.

This loving ginger Tabby chose his furever human Erin Merryn, back in 2004 when she was in college. Unfortunately, the dorms she was living in did not allow pets, but that didn’t stop her from sneaking him in!

Photo: YouTube screenshot; Baby Bailey before being busted in the dorm

When she and Bailey were busted a week later, she had to make a difficult decision. She was forced to give him up. The sweet cat that had won her heart was placed into another home with an elderly woman.

The forced decision broke Erin’s heart. When the winter break from school approached, she received an update on Bailey and his new home. He was not fitting in well with the woman’s other animals.

Erin now had a month off of school to convince her parents that Bailey belonged with their family. With 2 other felines and a dog at home however, this was going to make her task very difficult.

Photo: Facebook Erin Merryn

Luckily she won mom over and states that although dad never officially “appurroved” the addition to the family, Bailey was welcomed into their home!

As life progressed, Bailey and Erin bonded closely through their journey.

When Erin became pregnant in 2014, she worried that the new baby would affect their relationship. She was right, but could never have imagined the amazing and positive way in which it did!

Bailey took to her new belly bump with all the brotherly love in the world.

Photo: Facebook Erin Merryn

When baby Abby was born, Bailey immediately claimed her for his own and doted on her every minute.

This extraordinary feline was by her side for every momentous occasion in her development.

As Abby grew, she and her new best friend Bailey, shocked Erin with their bond and gentle nature towards each other. Fortunately for the world, Erin captured the unbelievable moments on camera and has happily shared.

The adorable duo snuggle together during nap times.

Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat

Bailey calmly allows “Dr. Abby” to attend to his veterinary needs.

The family was then blessed in 2016 with another addition, sister Hannah. And true to form, Bailey welcomed her with open paws.

Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat

Now, the sisters and their brother Bailey are winning the hearts of the world through their innocence and pure love for each other.

Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat; Time for school and bath time
Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat; Story time and the trio on “bunny watch”

 

Never was there a more chill cat.

Bailey happily allows the girls to indulge in dressing him up and lavishing him with love…and spa days!

Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat; Bailey not ashamed to live the princess lifestyle.

Serenades fill the air and holiday memories are celebrated as a beautiful family.

Photos: Facebook @noordinarycat & Instagram @bailey_no_ordinary_cat

He attends “school” and looks like he may be the most attentive student this day.

 

Bailey now has his own Facebook, YouTube and Instagram pages as this “anything but ordinary cat” is thrust into stardom. When Erin shared a video of Abby reading to Bailey, there was no stopping the public from falling head over heels with the siblings.

Be sure to follow Bailey’s on social media…that is, IF you can handle the most adorable photos and videos without your heart exploding!!!

And with baby #3 on the way, there are only sure to be even more overwhelmingly precious pics to come.

Three pregnancies! Bailey likes to photobomb my bump photos. #baileynoordniarycat

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NEW UPDATES! What Has The “Man Who Found Kittens Under His Bed But Doesn’t Own A Cat” Been Up To?

WARNING *Some tweets may include vulgar language due to the uncontrollable joy being experienced*

You may recall the article we wrote a couple months ago about the hilarious and exciting news Twitter user Paris Zarcilla shared with the world.

Since then, his Twitter feed has been flooded with adorable cat and kitten pictures while he nervously anticipated the day when mama cat would be checked for a micro-chip. If she was found to have an owner, he may have to return the furry family that he had so quickly fell in love with.

Photo: GoFundMe page; the babies growing more and more adorable each day

To the absolute delight of his now more than 47,000 followers, he has kept everyone close by his side throughout the emotional journey.

“Have been receiving replies to my missing cat poster. THANKFULLY, none of them match. The Gryffindor in me will do the right thing if and when the time comes. BUT my Slytherin self says “THESE ARE MY G**DAMN CHILDREN NOW YOU S.o.B!” I’ll be fine.”

There are just not enough hours in the day to delight in the amount of adorable kitten pictures and posts!

Life as a “cat servant” seems to suit Paris well. As his phone became full of precious feline photos, he was proud to show off his children to everyone.

Every momentous step in the kittens development and daily progress was thankfully documented.

While the new mom doted on her babies, Paris hadn’t received any matches to the numerous posts and inquiries in the area for any missing cats. He knew it was time he had to confirm and check for a microchip.

The world waited with baited breath as he nervously posted tweet after tweet from the waiting room of the veterinarian office.

NOW AS AN OFFICIAL CAT PURRENT, Paris happily accepted the task of helping raise 4 kittens.

Kitten proofing (attempts) began and were met with willing challengers.

But Zarcilla was in for a most unexpected surprise!

After selflessly sharing the entire saga and the unfiltered emotional roller-coaster he had been on with the public, the public was graciously there for him in his new-found role of cat dad.

Twitter fans pleaded with him to set up a GoFundMe page knowing that a new cat owner is often overwhelmed with the financial reality of having an animal, let alone a mama and her 4 kittens!

“I have never been so positively affected by anything. ANY THING.”

“Their purity, their majesty. It’s magic. Frankly, they’ve pulled me from a dark place and in to their light. The daily lessons I learn from them are illuminating, infinite and far reaching. And these lessons are not just about cat fatherhood but also aspects about myself. I’m going to love and protect them until they need me no more and that’s the least I can give them.” ~ excerpt from his GoFundMe page.

They raised an amazing £4,075.00, which is over $4,600.00! 

So now Paris and his furry family are official! He has also decided that “The Queen” mama cat needed a better name…so she will now be known as Forever. We’re really hoping that as his cad-dad transformation and initiation period ends, he will rightfully spell that FURever =)

CONGRATS to Paris, mama Forever, boys Rickon, Jamie and Tyrion and solo babygirl, Lyanna Mormont.


 

He’s clearly learned the most important thing already. 

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One Cat, Four Bad Knees And A Foster Team Stopping At Nothing To Help Him Survive!

Two weeks ago, a darling cat named Christopher’s life almost ended.

Photo courtesy of Jen Tate; St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

He was taken in by the local county shelter and put on the euthanasia list, giving him only HOURS to live, if that. Why was this sweet cat doomed? Because he had 2 luxating patellas…translation: bad knees!

There are many of us out there with this same condition. But are we facing death because of it?! Certainly not.

Fortunately, St. Francis Society Animal Rescue in Tampa, FL were informed of his plight. Rushing to the shelter, they were able to commit to taking the deserving boy into their foster care, saving him from certain death.

Photo courtesy of Jen Tate; St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

One of their experienced fosters had sadly that very day, lost her greyhound, who also suffered from leg issues. Perhaps helping Christopher in honor of her beloved dog’s memory would save more than one soul.

However, when Christopher was taken in for his first vet visit, they discovered the issue with the 10-month old boy was more serious that originally documented.

Photo courtesy of Jen Tate; St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

All 4 of his legs had problems. The tiny tibias on his back legs are severely curved which pulls on his knees, affecting his quality of life. His condition is most likely due to a rare birth defect and will require great care and multiple surgeries to help him.

Animal rescuing is an ongoing war, fighting battle after battle. With Christopher, his brief stay at the county shelter also provided him with one more thing to conquer…an upper respiratory infection.

While his vet could begin to address the infection, he would not be able to do the surgeries to help his legs. He did admit that it was the worst case of the affliction that he’d ever seen.

Photo courtesy of Jen Tate; St. Francis Society Animal Rescue

But, there was an option.

Another surgeon, Dr. Hay WOULD be able to perform the surgeries!

The costly surgeries.

Surgery is estimated at a MINIMUM cost of $2000 for EACH LEG!

St. Francis fosters know that little brave Christopher is worth every penny though. Before the infection took hold, you can see how happy and playful he is in the video below. They are certain that after the surgery he would live a healthy and normal life.

They will continue to monitor and have further exams on his front legs, but it does not look like he will require surgery on these limbs.

 

So for now baby Christopher is fighting his infection and just fighting to breathe. He has spent the last several days at the animal hospital receiving fluids, medications and blood-work. They believe Christopher has started to turn a corner and will make it, but he needs round-the-clock care until he is well enough to start eating on his own.

This has not stopped the handsome Tabby from winning the hearts of everyone who meets him. Nothing can put a damper on this boys loving demeanor. 

Fundraising for the friendly feline is adamantly underway. Since St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 animal rescue organization, every single penny donated will help Christopher’s fight to live agony-free.

He is currently on pain medication to help with his knees, but arthritis will only make it more difficult to recover the longer he is without the surgeries. They are trying to keep him minimally active to help the muscles, but sure to never push him past his limits or with anything that would cause pain.

St. Francis shared their plea with the devoted followers who have been there since day one of Christopher’s intake. We are happy to help join the cause!

“Village, we need your help!! Christopher’s medical care is going to be very costly, but we believe he is worth every dime of it! Please watch his video (taken before he was sick with the infection) and look how happy he is! He wants to live and we want to help him walk. Can you please help Christopher and make a donation for his care? We would also be grateful if you could share his story. On behalf of Christopher, we thank you for your help!!”

http://stfrancisrescue.org/donate

Please be sure to make a comment that this donation is for Christopher’s care.

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Man In Serious Condition Risked His Life To Save One Tiny Kitten

An animal loving man in Omaha, Nebraska put his own life in danger on Wednesday morning to save a wee-little kitten.

At the Omaha World-Herald Building, a woman heard tiny meows coming from below a grate in the parking garage. She called the Nebraska Humane Society who were on their way to the scene when the danger of the situation began to grow.

Photo: crossoverreport.com; Example of city grate

Peter Nelson, an employee for the building managers Colliers International, wanted to help in any way that he could. He and another man opened up a large grate, removing the heavy metal cover. The would-be rescuers heard the tiny cries for help coming from the bottom of the deep cavern.

The ventilation shaft measured approximately 25 feet deep, 10 feet long and 8 feet wide. They slowly lowered a ladder down to the depths and Peter began his decent. Humane Society officers had arrived in preparation to receive the feline.

A gathering crowd of supporters and spectators later recalled that the ladder was unstable causing Peter to fall into the dangerous hole. The ladder also plummeted to the bottom of the cramped quarters.

Photo: Screenshot video www.omaha.com

The Omaha Police department and Fire department were immediately alerted to the escalating rescue effort. Now this worryingly included a human and a kitten in dire straits.

Emergency crews of firemen, EMT’s and police officers quickly worked to control the situation. Passerby’s stopped to gather around the unfolding rescue while the professionals lowered ladders, ropes and a stretcher into the dark hole.

Photo: Screenshot video www.omaha.com

They were able to pull Peter to safety where he was rushed to the hospital and is in serious condition.

Photo: Screenshot video www.omaha.com

A tiny black kitten was placed into the hands of the Humane Society officer who whisked him to safety. 

Photo: Screenshot video www.omaha.com

Today on the Humane Societies Facebook page, they shared a touching post from the little fella that they named Herald, after the building he was found near. *We’re hoping his middle name is Peter! 

“Yesterday a good Samaritan was injured trying to rescue a kitten from a ventilation shaft near the Omaha World-Herald Building. NHS has the tiny kitty (now named Herald) and he wants to say thank you to the man for helping him! Herald hopes that he’ll make a speedy recovery!”

Photo: Facebook Nebraska Humane Society

 

They will be scanning Herald for a micro-chip and any owner information, but are not sure where the young kitten came from. If he has no chip, he will be cared for until he can be vetted and put up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten in the area, please contact them on their website at: http://www.nehumanesociety.org.

This is a great opportunity to remind everyone that it can be VERY dangerous trying to rescue animals on your own without the assistance of professionals.

Even with the best of intentions to save the animals in need, we need to keep our own safety in the forefront of our minds. Otherwise we won’t be around to help the next animals! 

Contact local Humane Societies, animal rescue organizations, the police and/or fire departments if needed, so that together as a team the safest scenario’s can be carried out. 

 

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Miraculously, Two Lost Cats Found Alive 3 WEEKS After Their Home Explodes!

A woman in Kansas lost everything when her house exploded on July 19th. They sadly believed this included her two beloved cats who could not be found after the tragedy.

Photos: Kunimitsu (Wichita Gazette) & Mr. Tibbs (Facebook: Ashley Nadeau)

 

The year had started with a bang, a more positive one, when Ashley Nadeau was named the new Director of Marketing and Development for the Topeka Performing Arts Center. She had just given birth to a little girl, Rosalie, and this new mom was ready for anything that life threw at her.

Photo: Facebook Ashley Nadeau & newborn Rosalie

What no one could guess was that life was going to literally “blow up” for her!

The fire officials know that a power line had come down in a storm when a branch fell, likely causing the explosion and utter destruction of her home. Two nearby homes were also destroyed in the blast but fortunately no one was severely injured.

Thankfully, they were not home when the tragedy occurred but the family’s 2 cats, Kunimitsu and Mr. Tibbs, were on the property. Ashley had smelled gas and been advised by the gas company to evacuate as a precautionary measure. Mom and dad gathered up Rosalie and the families two dogs, and fled.

*We can only assume here that the cats were indoor/outdoor and not found when they fled the home. Comments from people asking why they were left behind have gone unanswered on social media but Ashley’s Facebook account assures friends and family she’s actually a “crazy cat lady”. 

The home reportedly blew up at 10:30 pm, only an hour after they had left. They would never have known it’d be the last time they walked out the door.

The blast was felt blocks away, as if a freight train had rumbled through the streets. 

Photo: The aftermath

Dealing with the loss of all their belongings and cherished cats was overwhelming, but this strong woman held her head high and hoped for the best through it all. She told one local paper that she’d been having dreams that she had found the cats. This fueled her desire to hold on to hope.

And her positive outlook was met with an amazing karmic return!

Just this week, the insurance company was onsite at the remains of the house. While the work crews were cleaning up the debris, they were shocked to find Kunimitsu hiding in a pipe! They called Ashley immediately and she couldn’t believe the what she was hearing.

Photos: Found online at Topeka Capitol-Journal

It had been 3 weeks since the disaster!

Ashley rushed to the site, happily retrieving a scared and dirty Kunimitsu in her arms and went straight to the vet. The poor girl did have some singed fur on her body and ears, but other than that, physically seemed healthy. She stayed at the vet’s overnight so they could test her blood and liver levels after not having access to food and water for over 20 days.

Photos: Found online at Topeka Capitol-Journal

If Kunimitsu had been found, now Ashley was sure not going to give up hope of finding Mr. Tibbs!

She and a friend went back to the property the next day to sift through the rubble for any family mementos or signs of her male cat. This extremely lucky lady was absolutely astounded when her friend found him also hiding underneath the remains of the home!

After all the heavy machines and equipment plowing through the site the day before, it’s unbelievable that he had survived that AND an explosion. Just like his sister, Mr. Tibbs had his ears and fur singed in the scorching heat. 

Photos: Found online at Topeka Capitol-Journal

Ashley has no misgivings about the miracles that she experienced and they are ALL extremely lucky to be alive.

Her family and friends have supported her with anything she is in need of while she rebuilds her life. More than 100 people have donated to helping them, generously raising over $8,000!

Friends at the Dog Day Afternoon Pet Ranch & Resort were happy to look after pups Chappie and Winston for her during the displacement.

Photo: Facebook Ashley Nadeau: Winston (yes that is Ashley behind him) & Chappie

We wish the whole family the best of luck (you can never have enough!) going forward and hope they will all be safe and sound under one roof again soon <3

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