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Abandoned Kitten Loves Our Rabbit

Abandoned Kitten Loves Our Rabbit

by Linda
(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.

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Abandoned Kitten Loves Our Rabbit to Feral cat

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Mar 05, 2012 Wonder how the kitty is
by: Anonymous

Thank heaven for people like you. How is the kitty doing?

Mar 30, 2010 A special friendship
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Linda. You've been doing a great job saving Kikiand young as she is, you have a very good chance of domesticating her. Due to her friendship with the rabbit she has already made sure she'll be a cat never to be forgotten. It makes her very special. 🙂

Mar 28, 2010 Ferals
by: Tracey

Firstly what a lovely heart warming story and secondly what what a lovely photograph.

All I have to say on this matter is that it makes me so angry when I hear people whingeing and whining about feral cats being a nuisance.

Firstly if humans did the right thing for these unfortunate creatures by taking proper care and neutering them this wouldn't be as much of a issue.

This is everyones problem so instead of sitting on your backsides complaining 'oh they make a noise and keep me awake' contact an animal rescue and have them trapped neutered and returned to their colony, this way the kittens and the fighting (that's probably keeping you awake) will stop.

So don't complain! do something to help them! It was because of humans they ended up on the streets in the first place!!

Mar 27, 2010 Kitten and rabbit.
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

"A picture says a thousand words" is absolutely true in this classic photo of a kitten with a rabbit.Hope they remain friends in adulthood , a rarity of domesticated behaviour in "Pet Animals".

Mar 27, 2010 That's unusual
by: 0colet

I never knew of a kitten and rabbit being friends. It's lovely! They look good together too. I hope they remain as close after she grows up - although she might start looking at her rabbit friend a whole new way.

With so many abandoned cats and feral cats it seems hopeless. All you can do is rescue the occasional one. It's wonderful that you were able to save this little kitty from a difficult and short life.

Michael Broad

Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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