Francis the kitten was lucky to be under a shelter’s care. He wasn’t another regular kitten; something was wrong with his size and weight. He was three weeks old when weighed 113 grams and was small as a pho spoon.
The shelter had to do something about it, they took the tiny kitten to NOVA Cat Clinic where the vets said that he cannot go back to the shelter because he needed special care. Ellen Carozza a feline veterinary technician, decided to foster the little kitten.
His body wasn’t in proportions, while his body was so small his head was big. When they first discovered that poor Francis had a heart murmur, they wanted to take a few more tests to confirm their assumptions.
Regardless of Francis condition, he was unstoppable from the very beginning. His appetite was great, and he was stubborn to meow until he got exactly what he wanted.
Francis’s care wasn’t easy, Ellen had to bottle feed him day and night. She took him to the clinic with her for she couldn’t leave him at home. She carried him in her pocket and spoiled him because he needed lots of attention.
Ellen’s cat, Benny, embraced the whole Francis situation rather than being jealous. He watched him being nurtured by Ellen, and bathe him some times.
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Ellen decided it’s time to give Francis wet food for the first time and guess what, he ate the whole thing. It is not something to be taken for granted, the little cat’s progress was just incredible.
Francis isn’t the only cat who struggles with this condition, there are lots of cute kittens that are given the care they need to thrive by the clinic’s foundation- The Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation (CGMFF)
Watch Francis and Benny have a bath on this cute video
Besides nurturing Francis and providing him dedicated care, Ellen has recently found him a loving family as well. Our adorable fighter is growing and soon he’ll be an adult cat. He thrives and gets bigger as we all hoped we would.
Ellen wrote, “Patience, perseverance and patient advocacy saved his life. Never give up on your most difficult cases, someone is out there to help you,”.
Francis wasn’t an easy case, but Ellen and the incredible clinic’s team weren’t about to give up, their love and dedication brought Francis to where he is today.
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