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This tiny rescued kitten has deformed front legs and many extra toes. When he came to his foster home, all he wanted was someone to cuddle with.

Friends for Life RescueNetwork

Tater Tot is a special needs kitten born with deformities in his front legs. He was taken to a veterinary clinic, where the vets suggested euthanasia. Jacqueline DeAmor, co-founder of Friends for Life RescueNetwork, was contacted about the kitty. Without hesitation, she offered to take him.

"He was diagnosed with Radial Hypoplasia, which is when the radial bones in the forelimbs are too short. In some severe cases, this is known as 'twisted legs syndrome'," Jacqueline told Love Meow.

Tater also has a kinked stubby tail and polydactyl paws - lots of extra toes. He is in no pain and doesn't let anything stop him from doing things just like any other cat.

The little guy was very vocal from the beginning and wouldn't take no for an answer. "He is a very needy kitty who screams 24/7 for attention and food. The second you stop petting him, he cries."

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Jacqueline's resident cat, Wolfie, was intrigued when he heard the loud meows coming from the foster room. While he was smelling the kitten, trying to get to know him, Tater was impatiently crying out at him for attention.

"They took to each other pretty much immediately. Wolfie gave him the standard sniff test and Tater loved having a friend," Jacqueline told Love Meow.

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As soon as Wolfie came down from the carrier, Tater swooped in for some cuddles. The little bundle of fluff switched on his purr motor while rubbing his face all over his new friend.

Wolfie quickly found himself a very clingy foster kitty, trailing him everywhere he went. "You rarely found one without the other."

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"Tater loves other cats (especially Wolfie) and starts purring right away. He loves to be snuggled and his chin rubbed," Jacqueline said. "He makes biscuits with his paws while he walks. He's a total purr machine."

He wouldn't stop crying until Wolfie was by his side.

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Wolfie was like a big brother to Tater, teaching him all the tricks to be a cat. He introduced his tiny protegé to his very first cardboard box and showed him the meaning of "if it fits, I sits."

"They did everything together, and Wolfie also taught Tater how to scream for treats," Jacqueline told Love Meow.

Friends for Life RescueNetwork

Just like Tater, Wolfie was rescued when he was only 15oz and in poor shape. Vets suggested euthanasia as they didn't think he would survive, but Jacqueline never gave up on him.

Watch Wolfie and Tater in this cute video:

Kitten with Radial Hypoplasia finds a buddy in foster home - YouTube
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Over a year later, Wolfie became Tater's foster brother, helping him socialize and sharing all his toys with him.

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Tater wants attention and needs someone near at all times. Wolfie always knew what to do.

When Wolfie received a new toy for his birthday, instead of playing with it himself, he decided to give it to someone he adored.

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"He gently carried the toy to Tater, gave it to him and let him play," Jacqueline said.

Wolfie showed his buddy the same love that he received when he was rescued.

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He didn't care that Tater walked a bit differently or that he was extremely clingy. He was happy to offer him a shoulder to lean on whenever Tater wanted company.

With his help, Tater really blossomed and was finally ready for his next chapter of his life.

Friends for Life RescueNetwork

Three days ago, Tater graduated from his foster program and went on to his forever home, where he met his new brother, Roo, who also has Radial Hypoplasia. The two quickly became friends.

Wolfie was a great help with his foster, and now he is ready to give the next rescued kitten that comes through the door, his love and TLC.

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A kitten who had survived living on the streets, faced yet another challenge.

No one knew if he would make it through the night, but a woman was determined to save him.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

Quincy was about four weeks old when he was brought in to the city shelter in Philadelphia. The tiny ball of fluff was just skin and bones, desperately needing rescue.

Noah's Ark Rescue Project and Sanctuary (NARPS Cats) pulled him from the shelter, but the little guy was severely dehydrated and fading by the minute.

Shauna, a volunteer of NARPS Cats, gave him fluids immediately but he continued to decline - Quincy was lying on his side, breathing rapidly and gasping for air every minute or so.

"It was so sad and I didn't think he'd make it till morning. I stayed up with him all night. I'd hold him, but he didn't react," Shauna told Love Meow.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

After giving him some more fluids and trying to feed him, Shauna held the listless kitten in her arms, trying to make him as comfortable as possible, not expecting to see him alive the next day, but not willing to give up.

In the morning, to her shock, the kitten was still breathing and very much alive. "I rushed him in to an emergency vet to see if anything more could be done," Shauna said.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

She left with a bag full of medications and a poor prognosis. Six hours later, the kitten was sitting up for the first time with his new-found strength.

"I got some food and a syringe and started feeding him, and he was swallowing. Six hours after that, when I fed him again, he started lapping up the food from a bowl."

Shauna @ixluvxcats

Quincy was given subcutaneous (SQ) fluids in addition to his food, around the clock.

When he was done eating, Shauna cuddled with him, keeping him warm and comforted, hoping that the love he received, would give him a purpose to keep on fighting.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

After five days of tireless effort, Quincy really came round. He was able to eat and drink water independently and even started purring and playing with toys.

"Seeing a kitten come back like that is truly like seeing a miracle," Shauna said.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

In two weeks, the kitten gained an impressive 1/2 pound and tripled his energy. Quincy might have used several of his nine lives, but he pulled through and came back a cuddle-bug.

"He'd start to purr as soon as I'd walk up to his pen. When I'd say his name, he'd start furiously kneading the ground and purring loudly until I picked him up," Shauna told Love Meow.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

"He became a little ball of playful energy, and he would always want to cuddle when he was worn out from playing."

Watch Quincy in this cute video:

Quincy the little miracle kitten - YouTube
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If his foster mom wasn't immediately available, he would snuggle up to his canine friend, Jayne, so he would never be alone.

A month after he was rescued... look at him!

Shauna @ixluvxcats

When it came time for his adoption, Quincy quickly tucked his way into a couple's hearts.

Quincy settled in to his new home and quickly found himself snuggling in their arms, purring aloud.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

"His adopters said, he cuddled up in their bed on the first night," Shauna told Love Meow.

Shauna @ixluvxcats

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A homeowner from Virginia was surprised to find a litter of kittens when she opened the shed door.

The kitties were all wearing an unusual colored coat.

Debbie @fosterkittys

They were found huddled in a corner of a hay shed behind a residential property. The homeowner brought them to a shelter where staff noticed their unique coloring called "fever coat."

Fever coat occurs in kittens when a pregnant cat is ill with a high fever or is under severe stress during pregnancy. This causes the kitten's fur pigments to turn silver gray.

The four kittens looked healthy - an indication that they had been nursing and being cared for by a cat mom. Animal control officers returned to the property and set up a humane trap, hoping to reunite the cat mom with her kittens.

Within a day, they got her.

Debbie @fosterkittys

The mom appeared to be very feral and have some upper respiratory issues. Debbie, an experienced foster volunteer, offered to help them.

"The coloring on their ears, tail and feet are darker because temperature on these extremities is cooler. Their fur will eventually turn to a solid black or charcoal gray," Debbie said.

"This is my first fever coat litter in 14 years of fostering. There are two males and two females."

Debbie @fosterkittys

The feline family had a rough first night as the mama cat was not used to being indoors.

A few days later, she calmed down a bit and settled into the kitten den. "I think she has succumbed to her fate of resting in a warm space and being taken care of by a human," Debbie added.

Debbie @fosterkittys

The kitties decided to come out of their den to explore after one of them made her first steps. They looked almost identical at the time, but over the next several weeks, their coloring would change completely.

They were named after a fox theme: Foxy (mom), Swifty (Swift Fox), Artie (Arctic Fox), Kit (Kit Fox), and Fenn (Fennec Fox).

Debbie @fosterkittys

As days went by, the kittens became very active and fond of their foster mom. They came running out of their den to greet her when they heard her enter the room.

Their coloring was already turning darker, some more than others, in the first week.

The kittens are growing by leaps and bounds, and each has a unique personality.

Watch their journey in this cute video:

Kittens found in a shed, with fever coat - YouTube
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"They're always up for anything, and are happy silly kittens. I'm happy to report that all of them have been pre-adopted," Debbie said.

"Foxy momma was spayed and vaccinated. She has reunited with her companion, which is a solid black cat. They have access to the hay shed, and the property owner is now caring for them."

"Fenn is the most adventurous and is a big purr bucket. Artie is the largest of the kittens. He loves to play this game where he climbs up and down my lap.

"Kit is the runt and has an adorable round face and big goggly eyes. Swifty has a sleek shiny coat and looks a lot like a Bombay cat."

Debbie @fosterkittys

Recently, the crew welcomed a little rescued kitten, Lulu, into their family.

"The fox kittens learned quickly that she was scared and gave her space. It's fascinating to me how quickly they learned."

Debbie @fosterkittys

In just a few weeks, these adorable feline siblings have turned into gorgeous little panther kitties.

Debbie @fosterkittys

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Pippa the kitten was found abandoned in a park along with her siblings. Good Samaritans heard their cries and brought them home.

They nursed them overnight but little Pippa was struggling.

Jess Thoren

They reached out to AMA Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, New York for help. The kittens were about one week old and needed round-the-clock foster care. Jess Thoren, a volunteer of the rescue, stepped up to help.

Pippa had to be separated from her siblings due to a large wound by her rear. "It was filled with maggots. We flushed them out," Jess told Love Meow. "The vet said the wound was really deep for such a tiny thing, and the prognosis was bad. He told me that I should euthanize her as she probably wouldn't make three more days in my care."

But Jess didn't think it was her time and wanted to give her a fighting chance.

"I understand that a big part of fostering and rescue is that we cannot save them all, but I didn't think she was ready. After a good cry, I just continued to give her the best care that I could give her."

Jess Thoren

Tiny Pippa wasn't willing to give up either. She was eating well and starting to put on weight. Despite having to put up with her daily cleaning regimen and treatment, the little girl continued to amaze her foster mom how strong she was.

Two weeks later, Pippa climbed out of her basket all by herself and began to crawl.

Jess Thoren

"She continues to show me that we made the right decision that day and that she was not ready to give up," Jess said.

When they returned to the clinic, Pippa surprised the vet with her progress. "The vet was shocked by how well she was doing. The wound was almost completely healed but she still had a prolapsed rectum issue."

Jess Thoren

Pippa underwent a procedure to repair her prolapse but will need another surgery when she is big enough.

She was finally ready to be reunited with her siblings, and she thrived with their companionship. "She really loves the time she spends with her siblings and it's so good for her in regards to her health and socialization."

Jess Thoren

Watch her rescue journey in this video:

Kitten found abandoned in park, beats the odds - YouTube
Kitten found abandoned in park, beats the odds youtu.be

"I am so impressed with her spirit and her will to live. She is a fighter. She is also very talkative and is constantly telling me when she is unhappy with me cleaning or putting medicine on her."

Pippa is getting bigger and stronger every day.

Jess Thoren

The little tuxedo girl will meow nonstop until she gets what she wants.

"She has stolen everyone's hearts. She is very bossy and wants attention, which just shows how adorable that personality of hers is."

Jess Thoren

Pippa is still much smaller than her siblings but is growing, gaining lots of weight and getting much more coordinated.

Not only has she outlived everyone's expectations, but she has surpassed the one-pound mark and is now a bit shy of two pounds.

Jess Thoren

Despite all the challenges, she's survived and is now thriving!

"The vet told me he'd be surprised if she lived three days," Jess said. "Two long months later, she is looking fantastic."

Jess Thoren

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A man spotted a stray cat in a parking lot all alone, but she quickly ran away.

When he came back a month later, he saw the kitty again. He couldn't leave her there as winter was approaching.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

Sylvain from Montreal, Canada approached the black and white cat, well expecting her to run away, but this time, she let him get closer. "I learned from the employees that the cat had been there for about 2-3 months," he said.

The kitty didn't have a home to go to and had been living off food given by a few people from the restaurant. Knowing that a parking lot is no place for a home, Sylvain decided to do something.

"I took pictures and posted them on different Facebook pages to see if she belonged to someone," he added.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

No one came to claim her, so Sylvain sought help from a local rescue group, Chatons Orphelins Montréal. All their foster volunteers were full at the time so Sylvain stepped up to help trap the cat.

"I decided to catch her and get her off the streets," he said.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

He returned every day to feed the cat and try to gain her trust. As time went by, he was able to get closer to the cat.

The weather began to get cold, and it was time to get her somewhere safe.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

"He went to rent a humane trap, and set it in the parking lot. It took patience, but after a few attempts, it worked," Chatons Orphelins Montréal shared with Love Meow.

Sylvain brought the kitty home and gave her food and water. She felt safe and quickly made herself comfortable.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

The following weekend, Sylvain brought her to the vet to be checked out. Little did he know that he was in for a big surprise.

"While at the vet, they discovered that she was pregnant," the rescue said.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

Instead of braving the bitter Canadian winter in the parking lot, the expectant cat mom would have a safe place to have her babies.

Sylvain paid for her vet care out of his own pocket and named her Tisha. He continued caring for her until they were able to find her a foster volunteer who is experienced with kittens.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

Early November, Stephanie, a volunteer of the rescue, welcomed Tisha into her foster home. "I miss her already because she's a lovely, sweet and endearing cat who loves the company of other cats and humans," Sylvain wrote.

Tisha adapted very well to change and quickly connected with her foster mom.

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

"She purred and crawled on her back for attention," Chatons Orphelins Montréal said.

A few days later, Tisha gave birth to four beautiful and healthy babies in the comfort of a warm home. "The birth took about 12 hours. Tisha was anxious. Stephanie kept her company throughout the process."

Chatons Orphelins Montréal

The kittens are three weeks old now, healthy, happy, and very playful. Tisha is an amazing mom who gives her babies unconditional love and undivided attention.

"Tisha lived a long outdoor life and had some health issues. Some of her kittens might not have survived if she had given birth outside. Thanks to Sylvain, she and her kittens are saved."

One of Mama Tisha's kittens.Chatons Orphelins Montréal

The parking lot where she was found, is now covered in snow. Tisha and her kittens don't need to worry about the bitter cold.

They have a warm home, plenty of good food, comfy beds and a foster mom to cuddle with, this winter.

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This kitten came to a shelter, wearing a sad and frowny face. He was scared of the place and everyone around him until he met his foster mom.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

Koda was brought into Animal Care Centers of NYC when he was just a few weeks old. He was very malnourished, just skin and bones, and constantly crying.

Jen Csenge, a foster volunteer, picked him up from the shelter so he could get a chance at a better life. Koda was covered in fleas and battling with health issues. Despite being very hungry, he had a hard time learning to eat. "He wasn't great with his bottle and was up and down in weight so much," Jen told Love Meow.

Koda had the saddest eyes and was always wearing a frown on his face. Jen worked around the clock to keep him fed and warm, treat his tummy issues and help him learn to trust.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

He was fearful of people and would try to hide if someone was near. "He was always kind of a timid little guy."

But he didn't mind his foster mom.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

"At the time, I was in residency at the hospital, and I would bring him with me to a friend's apartment who lived nearby and quietly escape to feed him," Jen said.

Food coma after a big lunch!

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

Several weeks into foster care, the kitten had a sudden URI (upper respiratory infection) and started fading. "I rushed him to the emergency vet and they didn't know what was wrong with him."

Jen never gave up and continued caring for him the best she could. She didn't get much sleep that night, making sure the kitten got his antibiotics and food, keeping him alive.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

Not only did he bounce back from the brink, but he grew very attached to his foster mom. Jen became the only person he could trust.

"He is so afraid of anyone but me. Anytime, I'd have potential adopters come to meet him, he'd hide up under the couch so fast," Jennifer said.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

"He refused to meet them! If I could coax him out, he would hide his face in my arms. Needless to say, he didn't win out any potential adopters and decided to adopt me instead."

Watch Koda's journey in this cute video:

Kitten with a Frown Finds Happiness - YouTube
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"That's when I knew he was home. He probably knew from the start."

As Koda grew bigger, that sad little face slowly turned into an adorable smile.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

He was born with an underbite which only added to his cuteness.

"Now, Mr. Koda Bear is all grown up. He's still terrified of almost anyone that's not me, but he adores the foster kittens, getting into as much trouble as possible, and he's a super intense, borderline painful biscuit maker."

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

Koda blossomed into a beautiful tabby cat!

He found happiness when he met his foster mom, now forever human.

Jen Csenge @kitten.nuggets

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A woman saw a kitten shivering in the cold outside her work. As she approached the kitty, he jumped right into her arms for warmth.

Caitlin Gillan

Caitlin Gillan from Ontario, Canada was at work when she spotted the little orange and white kitten outside. "I work at a Powersports store in the country and there are quite a few feral cats in the area," Caitlin told Love Meow.

She had seen kittens before but every time she tried to approach them, they would quickly disperse, and she could never get close. After a few particularly freezing cold nights, this little kitten showed up, sitting outside the doors, shivering and meowing.

"I looked at him through the windows and he would look at me crying. On my break, I went to check on him, full well expecting him to run away."

But the kitten didn't run. He walked up to Caitlin and leapt right into her arms. She was surprised and overjoyed.

"I cradled him and he instantly started purring loudly."

Caitlin Gillan

The kitty was happy to be helped and couldn't wait to be somewhere warm. "I guess, he had enough of the cold. I brought him in my car and he sat on my shoulder," Caitlin said.

No one claimed the kitten, so he went home with Caitlin. "I brought him in the house and he headed straight for the dog food and began to devour it. I brought him over to the cat food and water, and he has made himself quite at home."

Caitlin Gillan

The kitty was so hungry and ate to his heart's content. Once he cleaned up his bowl, he sought cuddles from his humans. Caitlin thought they would foster him until they could find him a good home, but that idea didn't last.

"He has bonded so well with us that we have decided to keep him. His name is Tonks, and he is very playful and cuddly," Caitlin told Love Meow.

Caitlin Gillan

Tonks follows his humans around the house and loves to perch on their shoulders and be carried around. He's the happiest when he is cuddled.

"He is food obsessed. Poor little guy must have been starving and didn't know where he would get his next meal. It doesn't matter what you're eating, he wants it and will do anything to get it."

Caitlin Gillan

It may take some time for him to realize that he no longer needs to fight for food, but the sweet kitty knows he is finally in a warm home with people that love him to bits.

Their other cat, Reese, isn't so sure about the new addition to the family, but Tonks doesn't let anything stop him from trying to play and cuddle with his friend.

Caitlin Gillan

Their rescued puppy Payton adores her feline brother and is more than happy to be his full-time snuggle buddy.

Caitlin Gillan

After months living on the streets, Tonks now has a warm home, plenty of good food and never lacks a cuddle.

Caitlin Gillan

He loves his forever family!

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Mikala Klein never expected to find another cat like her rescued kitty, Monty, until she met Molly the calico.

Mikala Klein

Mikala came across Molly from a Facebook post a few weeks ago. "I had been tagged in a picture of this kitty. She was looking for a new home," Mikala told Love Meow.

The sweet calico was born with a chromosomal abnormality, which left her without a nasal bridge bone. Just like Molly, Mikala's cat Monty shares the same condition.

Mikala felt her heartstrings tugged. She reached out to inquire about the kitty and offer to take her. "Molly was looking for a home that could provide her with unlimited snuggles."

"From the moment we saw her picture online, we just had this feeling that this was our girl."

Mikala Klein

Molly was an outdoor cat until she found Mikala and her husband, Michael. She was apprehensive about change, but after she arrived at her new home, she quickly came out of her shell.

After a few vet visits, Molly was spayed and had her health back on track. The couple was completely enamored by her personality and eagerness to be loved.

Mikala Klein

"She reminds us so much of Monty - she is forgiving, loving and has the mind of a kitten. She isn't afraid of anything as long as her family is there to support her," Mikala told Love Meow.

"Molly is extremely affectionate towards us, but when it comes to Monty, she is in love!"

Mikala Klein

When it came time to introduce Molly to Monty, the sweet calico immediately took to her new brother. Monty, however, was a bit confused by his strange feline admirer who was eager to cuddle with him.

"She wanted to be where Monty was, even though he was not exactly thrilled."

Mikala Klein

Molly was persistent and determined to win Monty over. She would follow him around, watch him play and keep him company. "Since day one, Molly has been showing Monty her belly (a sign of trust). She respected him when he meowed loudly in her face to say 'no'."

Whenever she was with Monty, she let out her happy chirps. She began to grow on him, and a week later, Monty caved.

"The first time they snuggled together was on Monty's birthday, December 1st. That was amazing to see," Mikala told Love Meow.

Watch Molly's journey in this cute video:

Cats with same special needs find each other and become best friends - YouTube
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Now, the two best friends love to play together and chase each other around the house. The couple find themselves waking up to the sound of their kitties scampering about.

Molly follows Monty everywhere he goes. She is his biggest fan and looks up to him like her own big brother. Monty has also grown attached to Molly and will call for her when he cannot find her.

Mikala Klein

"Molly and Monty have special needs, and they require a certain lifestyle to make them happy. They are not good at being alone but now they have each other," Mikala told Love Meow.

"We have a big fenced, cat-friendly garden for them to play around in."

Mikala Klein

"They are both constantly seeking love and cuddles from us. Just because they were born a little different doesn't mean that they cannot have a wonderful life.

"It takes a little more work to adopt a special needs cat, but it is all worth it."

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Koa was just two days old when she was brought into a veterinary clinic in Florida, needing rescue.

From the beginning, she was a fighter.

Ashley

The palm-sized kitten came with a number of health issues. She had uncontrollable seizures and was hypoglycemic.

"She was seizing and the owner could not get her to stop. She surrendered Koa to our clinic so that we could treat her appropriately," Ashley, a veterinary technician at Newman Vets of Edgewater, told Love Meow.

Ashely has a soft spot for animals with special needs. She wanted to give Koa a fighting chance even though no one knew if she would make it.

The tabby girl was so tiny. She couldn't see or hear at a few days old but had a voracious appetite and an amazing will to live.

Ashley

From the moment Ashley met Koa, she knew she would never give up on her.

After getting her blood sugar under control and feeding her proper food, Koa came out of the seizure and began to perk up.

Ashley

But the kitty stayed tiny and wasn't able to grow much despite the efforts. Soon, they noticed something different about her.

"She was born with several genetic conditions, one is dwarfism. We are sure it is pituitary dwarfism based on her size and other symptoms," Ashely told Love Meow. "She doesn't seem to have fragility in her bones like the other forms of dwarfism can cause, and she is proportionate, just small."

Ashley

What she lacks in size, she makes up for in personality and energy.

Koa loves her canine friends, and Keely became her favorite snuggle buddy when she was a tiny kitten.

Ashley

When Ashley brought home another foster kitten, Koa was excited, energized and began to thrive.

"When Koa had a friend to play with, she started eating even better and getting stronger and bigger." (Scroll down for video)

Ashley

Despite being smaller than other younger kittens, she held her ground, showed them the ropes and taught them how to play with toys.

"Koa was 5.5 months old here and the other kitten was around one month."

Ashley

Koa remains on a special diet to help with her medical conditions but she loves to eat.

"She will eat absolutely anything and everything and tries to snatch food constantly. Despite being so tiny, she can jump onto bed and climb our cat tower without assistance," Ashely said.

Ashley

At almost one year old, Koa weighed about the same as a 2-month old kitten.

"She is very snuggly and loves giving everyone kisses. Her front paws are slightly deformed and have a club like appearance," Ashley added.

Watch her journey in this cute video:

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"She loves to cuddle and has the biggest purr box on her! She has to be right up underneath me whenever I'm doing anything and loves to sleep under the covers in bed too," Ashely said.

Koa is now one and a half years old at about 3.5 pounds.

Ashley

Koa may stay forever tiny but she never lets her size limit her.

"She's a super fiesta, playful little kitty and she has no idea that she's any different from any other cat," Ashley said.

Ashley

Share this story with your friends. Follow Koa and her adventures on Instagram.

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Stacey Bradshaw found a kitten in the middle of the road in Virginia. Once she got him to safety, he crawled up on her shoulder and wouldn't let go.

Stacey Bradshaw

A month ago, Stacey was on her way to her grandparents' when she spotted a tiny kitty huddled on the road near the highway. "I pulled my car parallel to the highway and walked around the car towards the kitten," Stacey told Love Meow.

The kitty immediately took refuge under her car, behind a rear wheel. Stacey was able to reach through the wheel and gently pull him out through one of the holes. "He was so tiny. I held him close to me and got back in the car."

As soon as the kitten realized he was safe, he made his way up her shoulder and nuzzled right in the crook of her neck. "He never resisted me or acted scared of me."

Stacey Bradshaw

Stacey's grandparents called the neighbors on the road to see if the kitten belonged to someone, but no one claimed him. Despite already having three dogs and two cats in her house, Stacey brought him home and named him Pumpkin.

"I knew I had to help him because he was tiny and sick."

Stacey Bradshaw

Pumpkin got a much-needed bath to remove the pesky fleas. He scarfed down all the food his belly could possibly fit in. After a big meal, he crawled back on Stacey's shoulder and purred himself to sleep.

"From the very beginning, he just wanted to snuggle on me and sleep. He fell asleep snuggled down on my shoulder with his head against my neck the very first night I brought him home," Stacey told Love Meow.

Stacey Bradshaw

Pumpkin was estimated to be eight weeks old when he was at the vet. "He got medicine for his cold and they cleaned out his ears (ear mites)."

A few days later, Pumpkin was a lot more energetic and started to explore around the house. But he always crawled back on his human's shoulder when he needed a nap. Each day, Stacey fell a little harder for Pumpkin, and she couldn't bear the thought of having to part with him.

Stacey Bradshaw

Pumpkin would cry if Stacey was away, and wanted to be cuddled constantly. Leaving for work had become extremely difficult.

"We bonded right away after I picked him up out of the middle of the road, and he wanted to be with me every minute. He loved to sit on my shoulder and nap on the back of my neck."

Stacey Bradshaw

"Two weeks after I brought him home, my grandparents agreed to adopt him so I could see him as much as I wanted. I was so happy," Stacey said.

Watch the kitty's rescue journey in this cute video:

Kitten clings to rescuer after she saved him from the road - YouTube
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Pumpkin now has a big family that adores him. Whenever he needs a cuddle, he has many laps to go to.

"I placed him in my Papa's lap. He laid down and fell asleep."

Stacey Bradshaw

"I'm so glad he's healthy and happy, and I laugh all the time at his silly, adorable antics!"

Pumpkin is growing by leaps and bounds and is very playful and rambunctious. He enjoys cuddle time with the family and makes sure that no one is alone in the house.

Stacey Bradshaw

"I'm so happy I found him that day and that he could become part of the family," Stacey said.

"It has been wonderful to see him transform from a tiny, sick kitten to a growing, healthy, happy one!"

Stacey Bradshaw

A month after he was rescued... look at him now!

Stacey Bradshaw

Share this story with your friends. Follow Pumpkin and his adventures on Instagram.

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