A solitary kitten establishes a sanctuary on a woman’s doorstep and pleads for companionship.
Little Nugget was alone since she had no relatives. The 6-week-old kitten traveled far and wide in search of a loving and caring home. Then, one day, when she was too weak and hungry to continue, she happened to cross paths with the ideal person and made the decision that she should entrust herself to their care. She wouldn’t accept “no” as an answer.
The day of her rescue, Nugget perched herself against the kind stranger’s windowsill and cried for help. When no one came to her aid, she created a little longer. Eventually, Nugget’s plan worked — the homeowner took notice and brought her inside to keep her safe until a local rescue could take over.
“A Detroit resident contacted us about a tiny kitten less than a pound in their porch,” May Walsh of Detroit Community Cat Rescue told The Dodo. “They sent a photo, and we just couldn’t say no!”
May and her team jumped into action to bring Nugget into their care. And though she had a few minor health issues to start, things are looking up.
“She’s healthy and happy,” May said. “She loves to play just a little more than she likes to cuddle, but she’s still so sweet. She reminds us of a cricket because she jumps around. Her whiskers are longer than her body, so she sometimes trips over them!”
The energetic kitty is certainly searching for her permanent home, where she will never again be alone. May remarked, “Nugget brings so much joy into my life and the shelter. She exemplifies why both humans and pets may benefit from rescue.”
Remember, adopting a kitten comes with responsibilities. It’s important to provide proper nutrition, veterinary care, a safe environment, and social interaction to help them grow into healthy and well-adjusted cats.
Stories like this one inspire us to be compassionate and attentive to the needs of animals. They remind us of the incredible bond that can form between humans and pets and the positive impact we can have on their lives.