Rescuers found two kittens abandoned outside and noticed how much they needed each other.
Two months ago, a pair of abandoned kittens was spotted in a managed cat colony near a local business in Burlington, NC. Rescue workers rushed to the rescue and pulled them off the street, away from the busy traffic.
“These two were lucky. They were 14 ounces and 18.5 ounces — little babies about four weeks old and probably just weaned,” Sparkle Cat Rescue shared.
The kittens, Mason (orange) and Misty (grey), were a bit shocked after the ordeal. Mason was the much shyer of the two, and would hiss in fear and stand behind Misty for comfort.
Mason (orange) and Misty (grey) were found abandoned outside @sparklecatrescue
Angela, a rescue foster volunteer, took them over and gave the duo a comfortable space to decompress and socialize. Over the next two weeks, the feline siblings gained weight much healthier and had a ton of energy.
Mason started to warm to the idea that people aren’t so scary by watching his sister deal with the foster family.
Misty loves to shower her brother Mason with hugs @sparklecatrescue
“Misty is the brave one and is much quicker to go to someone she doesn’t know. Mason stands back a bit and watches Misty as he gathers the courage,” Angela said.
Slowly but surely, Mason’s courage grew as he fed on Misty’s confidence. He came out of his shell and started to trust.
Mason slowly came out of his shell and started to trust @sparklecatrescue
There is no shortage of sweetness, as Misty often snuggles up to Mason and wraps her arms around him. She’s there when he needs a buddy to reassure him he’s safe.
Misty is the brave and adventurous one. She encourages her brother to play and try new things.
They cuddle when taking a nap @sparklecatrescue
Mason has learned that petting is quite fun and that his people bring him his favorite treats. No more hissing or huddled behind his sister, for the tabby boy has mustered the courage to accept love.
“Once he’s warmed up, he’s a little loverboy. He actually comes to me first for pets.”
Mason has come to love people and accept hugs from them @sparklecatrescue
With lots of encouragement from Misty and lots of loving attention from the foster family, Mason overcame and embraced his fear of being petted and even held.
The feline siblings are almost ready for adoption. The rescue hopes to find a dream home for them together.
Misty and Mason, the sweetest couple @sparklecatrescue
“Mason loves to rub and cuddle and will even turn around to rub his stomach. He loves to sit on my shoulder from time to time. He is nicknamed ‘Bubby’ and is very sweet,” added Angela .
The once hissing, scared boy has turned into a cuddly teddy bear.
Mason turned into a teddy bear @sparklecatrescue
“Misty is a little more wide open and loves her toy mice and is always looking for mischief, but when she gets tired she wants a lap to curl up in. On her terms, she also likes to cuddle more.”
Lieve zus Misty@sparklecatrescue
After a rough start, Mason and Misty thrive as the sweetest couple and can’t wait to find their happily ever after.