😺 Take the cat personality test NOW


Kitten survives against all odds, thanks her rescuer in most incredible way

black and white kitten wrapped in blanket cat-wow
© kitty_fostering_oz - Instagram

Tiny kitten Starlight was found by kind passers-by in a cardboard box in the streets of Melbourne, Australia. She had clearly been abandoned at only a few days of age.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 09/08/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

She was weak, covered in fleas, and badly sunburnt from the scorching sun she had sat in for who knows how long.

A rough start

An experienced kitten fosterer named Amber decided to take Starlight in. Her hopes were not high when she saw in what condition the kitten was in, but she knew she would do everything she could to help her.


A post shared by Amber (@kitty_fostering_oz) on

Amber took care of the little kitten day and night, rubbing her down with aloe vera and feeding her with a pipette. But just as Starlight was gaining strength, she became infected with parvovirus from another kitten that came into Amber’s care, and later suffered from feline herpes as well.


A post shared by Amber (@kitty_fostering_oz) on


But against all odds, the kitten fought through each and every one of the obstacles that life threw at her. And incredibly, she made it through the other side with flying colours.

Starlight inevitably became a foster fail – Amber was much too enamoured with her to ever let her go. Today, Starlight helps her foster mum care for her new foster kittens. As if she wanted to alleviate her mum’s responsibilities to thank her for saving her life. What an incredible kitty! 


A post shared by Amber (@kitty_fostering_oz) on

Want to help felines in need? Find out everything you need to know about fostering cats and kittens!