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Tiniest of kittens shows incredible fighting spirit to survive

Tiniest of kittens shows incredible fighting spirit to survive cat-wow
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When this tiny kitten was found, he was barely the size of his rescuer's palm. But what this little one lacked in size, he made up for in fighting spirit.

By Natasha James

Published on the 10/08/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

When Boston-based Broken Tail Rescue charity were given a litter of five-week-old kittens, one cat immediately stood out. Little Pill Bug, as he is now named, was considerably smaller than his siblings, measuring smaller than most one-week-old kitties.

Small yet mighty

Charity worker Heather Fontaine-Doyle was determined to help. The little kitten weighed just eight ounces despite being almost five weeks old.


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This fragile little one needed a lot of love and attention to make it through, love and attention that Heather was happy to provide.

After a week of constant feeding and supervision, little Bill Pug began to turn a corner and suddenly was interested in toys and food and the things around him. His tiny size didn’t get in his way and he worked extra hard to keep up with his feline brothers and sisters.

A rumbunctious spirit

As his health continued to improve, the little cat was diagnosed with congenital dwarfism. He still has health problems including a short jaw, an underbite and a stiff spine. But, nothing stops the little cat getting into mischief and he now rules the house from his specially made teeny tiny cat staircase.

It seems that Pill Bug always wants to play and loves human company. What this little cat lacks in size, he more than makes up for in personality.

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