We’re all familiar with the fact that cats often hide under cars, around engines, and in similar places, especially young kittens. Unfortunately, some cats and kittens may even die in such situations.
That destiny awaited a poor little kitten, but luckily, a brave and kind-hearted man named Matt heard its cries and did everything he could to save it.
It all happened one day while Matt was out working on a construction project. At the end of a hard day, he heard meowing coming from an excavator on the site. Matt’s sister Amy, who witnessed the rescue mission, said:
“He had everything stopped to listen, and no one could hear it but him. He searched and found the kitten near the engine. His little body had been inside this excavator all day long.”
It turned out to be a newborn kitten, but no one knew how he got there. The kitten was crying desperately, and as soon as Matt heard him, he rushed to help.
Unfortunately, Matt couldn’t reach the kitten directly, so he decided to take apart plates from the bottom of the excavator in order to save him. Amy added:
“He had to remove a large bolt and plate near the engine. He wrapped the kitten in a jacket and drove to meet me.”
Matt hurried to his sister so that she could start taking care of this ginger tabby boy. They named him Max, and that’s how their journey began.
Max wasn’t the only kitten found that day, but he was the only one from his litter who survived.
When Max arrived at his new home, he weighed a mere 2.5 ounces. He was about half the size he should have been, and even his umbilical cord was still attached. Amy said:
“He was covered in dirt with dirt filling his mouth and ears. I gently wiped him with a wet cotton ball and found that he had burns on the side of his face and front legs.”
Thanks to Amy’s dedicated care, kitten formula, and a warm bed, Max survived the critical first 24 hours in his new home.
After that, he began to improve quickly. Not only did he gain weight, but he also turned out to be a real cuddlebug.
As soon as he opened his eyes, Max started exploring his environment and even figured out how to purr. Despite everything, during the first three weeks of caring for Max, Amy was worried:
“I didn’t know if he would survive. He’s always had a strong meow and a determination to get what he wants.”
Max continued to eat and grow. He even figured out how to groom himself, and Amy was delighted to see him transform into a healthy, chubby, and adorable kitty.
While exploring his new home, Max also discovered his humans’ bed, where he loved to climb up and tuck himself under the sheets.
He turned out to be a super-friendly kitten, jumping onto people’s laps, and showering them with his love.
“He purred from the beginning and loves to play with whoever will play with him, including our dog. He is a miracle.”
The pint-sized wonder has blossomed into a playful, inquisitive, and mischievous young orange tabby.
Considering how his life started, I’m happy for Max and his remarkable improvement, as well as the fact that he has found his forever home with people who adore him.
None of this would have happened if it weren’t for Matt, who rushed to save the kitten without a second thought. Thank you, Matt and Amy, for rescuing this little furball and taking the best care of him!