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Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

As a former Vet Tech for over 10 years, I can attest to some pretty awful things people put their animals through. I always found it terrible that people could throw their pets away so easily; they are supposed to be family members. Luckily, there are also some good people in the world. The following is a story about two kittens, abandoned in a box in the snow on the side of a rural road, told by the kitties’ rescuer’s daughter, Tarah.

“My dad came home after work and told me he found a box with two kittens in it. I didn’t prepare myself for what we found.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“To give you some perspective, the next two pictures show you the two views from the road where the cats were found. There’s literally nothing out here. No houses. No traffic. The only reason these cats were found is because my dad was driving by.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“He told me he found a box with two kittens after getting a complaint in this particular area about the roads being blocked with snow. We returned after work to see if the kittens had been picked up. This is what we saw.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“We noticed that the box was placed under some branches. Presumably to keep the top on.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“The box itself is white, you can barely see it from the road.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“When I peaked in, my heart broke. This kitten is obviously very sick and cold.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“There’s two dishes of food with a blanket.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“We picked up the box and brought the cats to our home. Here is the cat that was at the back of the box. He’s visibly more healthy than his little buddy.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“If you separate them, they meow continuously until they’re reunited. They’re terrified without each other.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“Unfortunately the cat at the front of the box looks very sick. He’s full of poop, smells like urine, and has gunk around his eyes and nose.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“So we gave them a bath! When they are wet, you can see how malnourished they are. They’re extremely skinny. They don’t really seem to know what to do with the tiny bowl of kitten food we put down.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“So we wrapped them up and supplied them with body heat. Already we can see them perking up.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“They are honestly the sweetest cats I’ve seen, and I have seen a lot of cats. This one curled up on my lap when I sat in the room with it.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“She keeps rubbing up against anyone who will let her. She keeps purring like crazy.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“Her friend is still pretty sick. We’re going to be taking them to the vets ASAP.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“For now we’re supplying them with body heat and love!”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“I gave the kitties some food and they devoured it! The sick one started to retain its own heat and perked up a bit. When I woke up this morning they were both sneezing. We called the vet and got an appointment for 10:20AM.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“Here they are at the vet’s inside their cat carrier.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“This is Sick Kitty (temporary name, Sick Kitty isn’t a very good one) weighing only 2.9 lbs.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“This is the healthier cat weighing in at 3.1lbs.” The vet told us that the socialization window for a cat is 6-9 weeks, and after that they will start to get skittish and scared of humans. She says it’s likely that they’ve been around humans lately because of how sweet they are. Some people have suggested that maybe the box is a survival box, put out for feral cats in the area. The cats were probably abandoned and found the box with the food in it for shelter.”

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

“Unfortunately, Sick Kitty will probably have to get part of her tail amputated. The vet found a wound and says the end of the tail is cold and limp. We’re to keep an eye on it in case it starts to turn black or smell (and it does have a slight stench), in which case it’s a trip to the vet (which she says will be discounted 50% off).

Kitties Lucky To Be Alive After Man Discovers Them In A Box In The Snow On The Side Of The Road

Antibiotics, probiotics, painkillers, and dewormer were prescribed for their woes. They are two male cats (not female like I had suspected). In total it came to around $200.00 which Reddit helped me to pay for. “

I am so happy that these two boys found a great home! They deserve to be loved and taken care of. If only there were more people like Tarah and her father in this world! I am still disgusted that someone could just abandon these two kitties like that.