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Two kittens, both rescued in unique ways after storms, eventually find their way to each other one day.

Erin, a foster volunteer with Wrenn Rescues, received a notification about a small kitten that had been saved from a car engine during a recent Southern California storm.

“He was discovered by the owners of an auto shop. The individuals who found him did everything correctly — they observed the kitten, waited for the mom’s return, but she never appeared again, likely spooked by the storm,” Erin shared with Love Meow.

“After bringing him in and providing warmth and nourishment, they recognized that he required a caregiver with more experience in bottle feeding.”

The following day, Erin hurried to collect the kitten and began round-the-clock bottle feeding. “He is a New Year’s baby, born on January 1st.”

The kitten was affectionately named Hiro, after the auto shop. With his eyes just opened, he arrived healthy and plump, a testament to the kindness and compassion of his rescuers.

After having his belly filled to the brim, he nestled comfortably in his warm incubator, beside a plush toy that mimicked a beating heart, and began emitting soft purrs.

“He was lonely without any siblings or a mom, so we understood the importance of finding him a companion,” Erin shared with Love Meow.

In a matter of days, Hiro transitioned from rolling around in the nest to confidently waddling on his tiny feet. “He was navigating the incubator, building strength in his legs.”

Not only did Hiro experience growth in size and strength, but he also became highly active during his waking hours. He eagerly sought a companion for wrestling and playful romps.

Around that period, Erin received a message regarding a tabby kitten discovered outside a supermarket, close to a dumpster.

Following a stormy day, the kitten was cold to the touch and nearly lifeless. “The person who found him placed him in a box and the next day brought him to a ranger station, asking for assistance,” Erin shared.

Unable to take immediate action, they commenced searching for a rescue that could provide assistance. Fortunately, Natasha, a former adopter of Wrenn Rescues, happened to be in the right place at the right time while walking her dogs.

“After a single glance at the kitten, she declared she would take him. She hurriedly brought him to her car and warmed him by the heater.”

Natasha contacted her rescue group, and they promptly organized transportation to bring the kitten to his new foster home.

“She kept him warm, and he began to regain vitality. Upon arriving at our place, he still showed little interest in eating. We allowed him time to acclimate and warm up.”

The tabby was approximately one week older than Hiro but noticeably smaller. “We administered subcutaneous fluids and a nutrical supplement. He was infested with fleas and showed no interest in eating.”

Following a lengthy night of hourly feeding, the kitten showed signs of improvement the next day and began independently consuming his formula. Through diligent care, nutritious meals, and abundant tender loving care over the next two weeks, the tabby, named Yuuki, was successfully nursed back to health.

“Once we observed him eating regularly and displaying increased energy, we were confident he would be a wonderful companion for Hiro.”

The anticipated day arrived when the two kittens were introduced to a shared nursery, complete with their own litter boxes, just in time for the playful wrestling phase.

Despite gaining weight and being older, Yuuki remains the smaller of the two, but what he lacks in size, he certainly compensates for with strength.

“Hiro and Yuuki have now been introduced and are already engaging in playful bunny kicks.”

“Although both born on the streets and orphaned during a rainstorm, Hiro was discovered and cared for until he reached us. He possesses a sweet disposition and purrs incessantly,” Erin shared with Love Meow.

“Yuuki was abandoned in the cold, left alone and hungry. Natasha ensured he felt loved and warm until he joined us. He is sweet yet feisty, with a lot of energy for wrestling with his new brother. His name, meaning ‘gentle hope,’ suits him perfectly.”

At times, saving a life requires the support of a community. “We are immensely grateful that these two found their way into our village, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing their growth together.”

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