Tiny stranded kitten rescued
At just four days old, tiny Bernard was found in the roof void of a hotel, crying his little heart out – with no mum in sight. Thankfully someone heard him.
Far too young to be alone, one of our member Blue Cross’ wonderful foster carers took him home and worked round-the- clock to feed him the milk he needed to grow into a strong, healthy boy.
Vanessa Margrave, Animal Welfare Assistant at Blue Cross’ Burford rehoming centre in Oxfordshire, had to hand feed him every two hours – including through the night – to make sure he stayed alive.
She said: “He was the size of a hamster when I picked him up, so tiny. He was dizzy and hungry, but strong. But at four days old, he needed milk every two hours.
“He lived in a special tank beside my bed and came everywhere with me. He was very well travelled! It’s tiring work hand-rearing kittens, but so rewarding.”
Bernard soon grew into a friendly, inquisitive boy who loved nothing more than a snooze on Vanessa’s lap after a good play session. And now he’s found a forever home where he continues to entertain with his cheeky-chappy ways.