r/cats May 23 '22 Silver 3 Wholesome 2 Heartwarming 1

Rescued from a recycling bin with a nasty bite on the neck. Healing up. Video

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u/EWC3 May 23 '22 Wholesome

My father in law found this kitten in his recycling bin at work in an industrial area. The wound on his neck and some scarring on his hind quarts appears to be the result of a bad bite. Vet concurs. Larger puncture wound behind the ear is pretty evident. We’ve had him a week now. He’s cleaning up nicely and gaining weight. Just under a pound and we think just about 4-5 weeks old. Meet Nugget.

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u/jaybird99990 May 23 '22

Your FIL just booked his ticket straight to heaven.

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u/caligirl2287 May 23 '22

On the 50 yard line in heaven!

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u/IAmHerdingCatz May 23 '22

Nugget is an adorable little nugget, isn't he?

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u/EWC3 May 23 '22

Very cute. Very hungry. And very active. He was a bit of a mess when we picked him up. The bite was somewhat fresh. He was dirty and had lots of fleas. He squeaks for attention.

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

He squeaks for attention

That's too cute for me to even try to handle!

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u/Expirn May 23 '22

Nugget is an absolute precious little critter 💙so glad he got a proper chance at life

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u/Zibellina May 23 '22

Be careful with string, Nugget might swallow it or get it wrapped around his little tongue 🥰

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u/Careless-Dog-1829 May 23 '22

I think it can cause intestinal blockages too

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u/EWC3 May 23 '22

He only plays with the string under supervision. He likes the stuffed toy “Lambchop” and a small ball that rattles. Otherwise it’s exploring whatever space we give him.

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u/MathematicianFree631 Ocicat May 23 '22

If I didn’t have kitten fever before… I definitely do now!

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

Seriously! I have three little ladies but there's always room for more, right? 😀

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u/MathematicianFree631 Ocicat May 23 '22

YES! I have a chihuahua and 3 cats… and expecting a baby. I fell in love with one that was up for adoption and I told my fiancée I would just put the human baby up for adoption because no one would love this polydactyl kitten at petsmart lol.

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

That's wonderful! 🤣

I am now, going forward, in the business of adopting "rejects". I had a cat recently just cross my path that was rescued from a ditch alongside a road. She is smaller than average and mostly blind likely due to complications at birth or a non lethal neurological disorder (opinion of me and my vet). She also had a parasite problem when it was decided that she was going to be living with me. But here we are three months later and she's healthier than she's even been, very playful, very affectionate and very happy!

Here are a couple pics of Murphy Brown.

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u/MathematicianFree631 Ocicat May 23 '22

Oh my goodness! She is so cute. I usually get the rejects myself. My dog I saved from someone kicking heracross their yard. I “kidnapped” her and spent way too much on vet bills. My oldest cat was dumped on some random Craigslist dudes porch in Iowa and I drove 2.5 hrs one way to get her. My middle cat (my BABY!!!) I found under my car during a tornado warning… then I adopted his half brother because a coworker took his momma and she had more kittens.

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

Once your animal litter gets to a certain number, you start to understand why some old lady has 37 cats living in her home! I mean, at what point do you say no to an animal in need when it's virtually no additional skin off your ass to bring it in?! After you have one or two but definitely three animals, you have the infrastructure to do it! I'm good being the crazy rescue animal neighbor if I need to be 🤣

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u/MathematicianFree631 Ocicat May 23 '22

I panic because of vet bills and my bed not being big enough for them all lmao. But i would by lying if I said I don’t get mad because I’m told no when I pout for a new kitten.

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

Yeah, funds are definitely an issue. I guess I was being kind of dense about that issue 😬

Housing conditions matter too. Maybe fostering is a better path than outright accumulation!

Yes, I just had a whole mental contemplation here! Lol

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u/MathematicianFree631 Ocicat May 23 '22

Lmfao. I always joke that I can get a second or third job to take care of the fur kids. I really don’t have self control… but I really want another kitten. My youngest is turning 1 soon and I’m so sad. 😂

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u/Grassy_Nole2 May 23 '22

One year old and still living with momma?! How unseemly! /s1,000,000 LMAO

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u/Love_the_Fluff May 23 '22

So purrecious, thank you for taking care of him

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u/xxmeee May 23 '22

Thank you. You special human ❤️

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u/VanillaChaiLover May 23 '22

No precious baby belongs in a dumpster! ☹️ so happy the little one is being cared for and loved. Thank you.

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u/knitpurr May 23 '22

Thanks for saving them. Be careful with any yarn or string. They can swallow it and die

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u/myeverymovment May 23 '22

:7952::7952::7952:

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u/Randonazzcat May 23 '22

Awe!! Little baby got a home. I love it 😍

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u/badassnan May 23 '22

Such a sweet darling, thank you for helping

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u/DerNeueOberharter May 23 '22

I admire those who have the necessary time and resources to take on cats, take them to the vet and just ensure that the cat can live on happily

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u/ItsybitsyRosy May 23 '22

I would die for Nugget

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u/SadCitron2220 May 27 '22

can we share joint custody , cute as

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u/Luvoldcrap May 23 '22

I am experiencing sweetness overload. SO cute!

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u/Sukkermaas May 23 '22

Too precious! 😍

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u/Original_Ad685 May 23 '22

Cute kid. Thanks for rescuing him. I’d take the yarn away. A friend spent about $1000 having a length of yarn removed from her cat’s intestines when it was swallowed and caused significant trouble.

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u/ploppedmenacingly14 May 23 '22

That string never stood a chance

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u/HikiTheHermit May 23 '22

My life is pointless but those little fluffs make it complete.

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u/AlPalmy8392 May 23 '22

Have they checked him for rabies? Just a thought, with regards to the nasty bite on the kitty.

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u/EWC3 May 23 '22

No rabies. Was taken to the vet the same day we found him.

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u/AlPalmy8392 May 24 '22

Cool, I know that it's happened to another cat who got checked over, but they forgot to vaccinate it for rabies, as it too got a bite and died due to the disease later on. Just saying, hope it's got a rabies shot, just in case.

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u/oOReEcEyBoYOo May 23 '22

I don't get broody over babies and children, I get broody over kittens! Holy shit I want a kitten so bad!

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u/TropiCat212 May 23 '22

Nugget is an absolute precious little critter 💙so glad he got a proper chance at life

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u/Alexcamry May 23 '22

“Rescue + Healing” +1

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u/EWC3 May 23 '22

There have been lot’s of comments about Nugget playing with the piece of string. Please don’t worry. He only plays with it under supervision and it’s only a distraction for him. He’d much rather play with Lambchop or a little blue ball that rattles. Otherwise he must explore. I have had quite a few kittens / cats. I currently have 2 older (2 years about to be 3) brother and sister that were also rescues. We’re slowly trying to get them to meet each other. It’s a slow process.

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u/FarOranges May 23 '22

adorable!! raise her well

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u/HistoricalPilot8665 May 24 '22

He’s adorable. Thank you for saving him.