A motherless kitten was discovered trapped in a storm drain near a parking garage in White Plains, New York. A kind-hearted woman decided to help the little kitty and gave him another chance in life.
Meet the adorable motherless kitten, Zeus!
Zeus was just a little over a month old when he was found running across the street and falling into a storm drain.
“They had stopped and were fishing down with an ice scraper, and I had assumed they had lost their keys. They had actually seen a tiny orange kitten dart across the street and fall through the grate,” Katie said during an interview with Love Meow.
The tiny motherless kitten climbed onto the ice scraper and was immediately lifted up to safety. During the rescue, the cat was scared, tired, shaking and couldn’t move properly due to the cold.
“At first, I couldn’t even tell if he was a cat. Nevertheless, I picked him up. As I cradled him to my chest, he let out a little meow and I breathed a sigh of relief, thankful that he was alive. We wrapped him up in a spare t-shirt and went to the car,” Katie said to Love Meow.
At first, the young woman planned get him help from a local no-kill animal shelter, but since it was Labor Day and no rescue group was open during that time, she drove the kitty straight to her house and decided to just take care of him.
And it didn’t take long for the tiny motherless kitten to steal everyone’s heart.
“My father realized in that moment that there was no way we could give him away.”
“We named him Zeus after the Greek god of storms since the kitten was found in a storm drain.”
They gave the motherless kitten a good bath to wash off all the fleas
“That was difficult, as we couldn’t use flea specific shampoo due to his age, but were able to get them all off with some time and patience.”
“He has his ‘late-night freak outs’ where he runs at full speed all over the apartment, stops and stares at a fixed point for several seconds, and then proceeds to dart in the other direction,” Katie told Love Meow.
“He has his spot on the top of the couch and sits there so often that the particular cushion has formed a Zeus-shaped indent,” Katie told Love Meow.
This is his favorite spot…
Many months later, it’s still his favorite spot.
“He tends to sleep in bed with my father at night, and rests his head on the pillow next to him. However, he can get feisty at a moments notice.”
“We love him with all our heart, and are thankful every day that we were in the right place at the right time,” Katie told Love Meow.
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