Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by Fumipets
Tortoise-Assisted Kitten Rescue: How A Couple Unearthed A Feline Surprise
A Backyard Discovery That’s More Than Meets The Eye
In a fascinating turn of events, a Las Vegas couple stumbled upon a surprise feline family in their backyard. Little did they know that their rescue tortoise would play a key role in an unexpected kitten rescue.
The Kitten Rescue Begins: A Couple’s Unexpected Find
The life-altering discovery happened about six weeks ago when the couple noticed a lone kitten wandering their property, without a mother cat in sight. Quick to respond, they enlisted the help of local animal rescue advocate, Patricia Lika, who instantly sprung into action.
What they hadn’t anticipated was the startling revelation that their resident tortoise would present them with – a second kitten.
The Tortoise Emerges: A Second Kitten Revealed
With an astounding twist, the couple’s rescue tortoise emerged from hibernation and his burrow, astonishingly accompanied by another kitten. This surprising act led them to the realization that a kitten family had taken up residence inside the tortoise burrow.
The revelation was confirmed by their security camera footage that last captured the mother cat three days prior to the discovery.
One could only surmise that the kittens were safely nestled in the burrow until the mother cat failed to return. The couple’s initial shock turned to awe when the tortoise ushered out the second kitten.
A Deep Burrow Rescue: Saving the Last Kitten
Deep within the burrow, a third kitten had taken refuge. The burrow was approximately five feet deep and another foot to the side, making it a challenging task to reach the kitten.
With the help of a baby monitor placed strategically in the burrow, they were finally able to pinpoint the kitten’s location. With a pole in hand, they managed to safely retrieve the kitten.
The Kittens Enter Foster Care: A New Beginning
With the assurance that no more kittens were left behind, the kitten trio—named Marshmallow, Bisquick, and Stormtrooper—were welcomed into Patricia Lika’s foster care.
The immediate need to satiate their hunger was promptly addressed, resulting in satisfied kittens kneading their soft blankets. The energy-filled kittens didn’t take long to adjust to their new diet, making their presence known at feeding times.
Blossoming Into Playful Young Cats: Enjoying Foster Care
The kittens, now around 8-9 weeks old, have evolved into a boisterous, curious group of young cats. They spend their days honing their climbing and pouncing skills, eagerly waiting for Patricia to enter the room and give them some much-needed love.
Their favorite activity, though, remains soaking up the belly rubs from their caregiver. Their journey from a tortoise burrow to a comfortable foster home has indeed been a remarkable one.
As the kittens continue to grow and thrive, they look forward to the day they’ll be neutered and ready for adoption, eagerly awaiting their forever homes.
A Surprising Rescue: The Unforgettable Backyard Experience
What started as a simple rescue mission for a single kitten turned into a full-blown kitten rescue operation, all thanks to a rescue tortoise and a hidden burrow.
The kittens have flourished into beautiful cats under Patricia Lika’s care, and they are ready to bring joy and warmth into the lives of their future families.
You can keep up with the adorable kittens and Patricia’s other fosters on Instagram and Facebook. And remember, adopt, don’t shop – you never know when a tortoise might deliver your next feline friend!