As sad as it might sound, tiny animals get abandoned all the time. This happens particularly with unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. When this tiny kitten was left all alone near a dumpster she was absolutely terrified. Then someone walked by and heard cries and knew they had to do something.
20. A Week Ago
Around one week ago, a tiny kitten was abandoned next to a dumpster. All she had next to her was an empty bowl. It was a very sad sight…
19. Animal Rescuer
On one particular day, Joan Bowell of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, a cat rescue and sanctuary on the Greek island of Syros, decided to head out to look for strays. There are often tons of stray cats that live in the area and Joan wanted to take some photos of them.
18. An Odd Noise
Everything was going as planned until Bowell heard something very unusual coming from the dumpsters. It was the sound of a faint cry. She instantly recognized the sound!
As she continued to get out of her car she heard the noise again. That was when she realized that it was the sound of a crying kitten. She began her search on finding where the noise was coming from.
Bowell began searching through the area to find where the noise was coming from. Eventually, she realized that the noise was coming from behind a bunch of bushes. That’s when she discovered a tiny kitten…
“The kitten appeared to be all alone — maybe discarded because she wasn’t perfect,” Joan told Love Meow. “She’s got a skin rash/sore on one of her back legs.” Joan knew she couldn’t just leave the kitten there to starve to death and be alone.
Joan’s husband had been on the trip with her. He quickly scooped up the kitten and held her in his arms while they drove back to the sanctuary. That’s when they noticed a stunning feature that immediately inspired them to name the kitten!
13. A Name
As Joan’s husband held the cat he instantly noticed just how blue her eyes were. Joan was instantly inspired to name the tiny kitten Blue Belle. It was a fitting name considering her dazzling eyes.
12. Left Behind
From that day on, the tiny kitten left behind a life of solitude. “I’m just so pleased I happened to pass by at that exact moment,” Joan stated. Still, it would take a while before the kitten would open up and be outgoing…
The kitten was understandably pretty shy when Joan first tried to interact with her. However, Joan knew exactly what to do to make Blue Belle feel better! She made a makeshift nest for her so that she could cuddle up and feel secure. So what was next on the agenda?
10. Vet Visit
Next, Joan brought Blue Belle to the vet’s office so that she could be looked over. At the vet’s, Blue Belle’s wound was cleaned and she was treated for worms and fleas. The vet also provided Joan with a diet plan so that Blue Belle could put on some weight.
9. Eating Issues
Still, Blue Belle didn’t seem to want to eat much and because of this Joan would have to feed her multiple times throughout the day. “The good news is that she’s using the litter tray and has done perfect both ‘this and that’,” Joan said.
Over the course of the next few days, Blue Belle’s personality started to show more and more. She began cuddling up more and showing just how truly affectionate she is. “She really is enchanting and so teeny tiny!”
As Blue Belle has been eating more and getting stronger she has also become more playful. She loves to play around with her dad and swat at his arms. Her favorite thing to do is play with her foster dad while she’s wrapped up in his arms.
Blue Belle is having more and more fun as the days go by. She has even discovered her scratching post and loves to play with that as well. Her foster parents are so happy to see such a great change in her personality.
Although she is becoming more and more playful, there’s still nothing that compares to cuddling for this little cat. She still enjoys being held and wrapped up in someone’s arms.
Blue Belle was only three weeks old when she was discovered behind the bushes and next to a dumpster. It is amazing that she has been able to overcome her initial trauma and become so trusting of her foster parents.
Blue Belle has been continued to enjoy her life in her foster home. While getting stronger, the sore that was on Blue Belle’s leg managed to heal up as well. The rescue was very happy when they heard the good news!
2. Life Changing
It is amazing to think that Joan was at the right place at the right time. Thanks to Joan’s great sense of hearing, she was able to give Blue Belle a well-deserved second chance at life. It is quite obvious that the tiny kitten is so grateful for it!
1. Continued Work
Joan will continue her work with the animal rescue group and still goes out of her way to look out for the stray cats. It is inspiring to know that there are such dedicated animal lovers out there in the world!