After having to put her cat Pippin down due to a limbo-sacral disease in 2012, Allison Pollard adopted another kitten, naming him Oliver. A few months after, she decided she wanted to get Oliver a playmate. Having a sweet spot for ginger cats, the Saskatoon, Canada resident wanted to find an orange kitten. During a visit to her veterinarian, the vet told her about a tiny orange kitten her husband had found on his parents’ farm. Wanting to meet the kitten, she arranged a visit for Allison. From the first moment Allison laid her eyes on him, she knew Archie was hers.
The sweet, happy, healthy little feline, who is now a 1-year-old, had adorable squeaky purrs and the absolute cutest of faces. But he also had a very rough start to life. When the vet’s husband found Archie, he was all alone in the barn. His mother had been killed by a coyote, and the kittens were left orphaned. Looking for warmth, they had cuddled up to the cows in the barn, only to be squashed by them – only little Archie remained! He stumbled right up to the vet’s husband while he was mewing for help. They took the orphaned rescue cat home, cleaned him up and treated his parasites. But, unfortunately, they couldn’t keep him.
When Allison was finally able to take Archie home, he was 6 weeks old and was still a very skinny, tiny kitten. His bones were visible in places, he had no fur on his hind feet, and had very little on his tail. He barely weighed a pound. Regardless, he made friends with the fellow house animals very quickly, and even tried to “nurse” on the dog! Now he’s a year old, strong, healthy and active. Archie has finally found his loving forever home.
Photo Source: Allison Pollard via The Animal Rescue Site