Tiny Survivor: How Baby Yankee Overcame the Odds and Stole Our Hearts

Posted in Cat Stories - On: April 3, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: April 5, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Baby Yankee was found all alone on a construction site, barely alive, curled up in a ball to warm herself up.

Site workers had heard her cries the day before and began searching for her.

When they found her the harsh winter cold had left her defenseless and she was on the verge of freezing to death.

kiitten on site

One of the men tried to feed the poor thing, but she was so feeble that she could hardly move, let alone eat.

So he contacted the Puppy Kitty NYCity animal rescue for help.

Meagan got the call and rushed to the scene to pick her up, she knew time was of the essence and she had to act quickly.

yankee in box

Baby Yankee was so cold and weak that she hardly noticed she was being rescued.

Meagan rushed her to the car and placed her on a heating pad. Before long she began to relax as the warmth of the pad surged through her body.

kitten in car

It was still touch and go and at one point she became listless. Meagan was worried that she might not make it.

But this tabby girl was a fighter and despite her fragile state, she managed to hold on.

heating pad

The veterinary team swiftly gave her fluids to rehydrate her and made sure she stayed warm throughout the process.

Thanks to round-the-clock care, the little tabby's condition started to improve.

yankee in cone

After three days she transformed into a playful kitten.

And she was given a clean bill of health. It turned out that there was nothing seriously wrong with her!

All she had needed was some warmth and nourishment.

baby yankee 2

Now her personality began to shine through and she even started growing some proper catitude!

yankee 2

Meagan couldn't believe the change in her when she arrived to pick her up. She knew that she had rescued her just in time.

baby yankee

Yankee had come a long way in just four days and was so adorable that the rescue got flooded with offers to foster her!

But something even better happened. While she was being nursed back to health, the team managed to find a loving family to adopt her!

"Yankee was on the brink of death when we got to her! Now she is doing amazing and has found her forever home." Meagan shared with We Love Cats and Kittens.

tabby cat

This furry baby may have had a rough start in life, but she was in for a safe and joyful future.

She's a living and purring proof that a little bit of care and kindness can make all the difference!

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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