Abandoned Kitten Loves Our Rabbit
(Long Beach, California, USA)
Picture added by Michael (Admin) to illustrate article. Photo by Cara_VSAngel (Flickr - link at base of page)
We have a feral cat in our neighborhood. I can't get animal control out here and just recently (December 09) I heard baby kittens mewing. For the life of me I couldn't find out where they were!
Finally we found a small opening where this cat had her litter and then left them. Eventually we saw our rabbit going in and out of this opening and somehow this poor abandoned kitten developed a loving relationship with this rabbit (who was also rescued by us).
This poor kitten was starving, so we left her food outside, because she wouldn't get near us. Because of the kitten's love for our rabbit she stuck around and got more used to us but not completely.
Two weeks ago we finally trapped her by coaxing her in a cage with food. We took her to be fixed and get her shots and flea meds.
She was not happy and we felt like we betrayed her but we knew it was the right thing to do. We fixed up a nice little bed for her in the garage and she seems to be happy and has forgiven us.
She is 3 months old and we hope to eventually domesticate her. She has poked her head in our house a couple of times.
Unfortunately, her mother is still around and we can't catch her and the animal shelter is no help. I wish people could see what they do when they don't take care of business.
We don't know what happened to Kiki's siblings. Probably dead from malnourishment!
Hi Linda I hope you don't mind me changing the title because it reflects better for me your kindness in helping this kitten. And it is interesting that the kitten formed a relationship with your rabbit.
Thanks for sharing.