Emma, a tiny tabby kitten, and her five siblings were discovered dumped in a bin when they were just days old. The six tiny cats had been left for days without food, water, or care, reported Love Meow.
A social worker stumbled upon the six young animals and alerted Paul ‘the cat guy’, a man who rescues and feeds cats on the streets. Recognizing that the cats needed urgent care, he immediately enlisted the help of the NYC-based rescue association, Little Wanderers.
Unfortunately, by the time that they arrived, it was already way too late for two of Emma’s siblings, and they hadn’t made it. She, Cooper and Gracie, the surviving kittens, remained in critical condition and were taken straight to the shelter. Little Wanderers said to Love Meow:
The remaining three were taken in by a new foster mother, named Joanne, who regularly welcomes cats in need and nurses them back to health. However, despite the best of her efforts and providing all the care she could, the rest of Emma’s siblings didn’t either, and she was left alone.
Emma herself was still dangerously weak and was taken to the ICU at the City Vet Care hospital.
She needed an entire month of intensive care but incredibly, Emma, who weighed less than a pound when she was first found, managed to pull through.
She flourished into a miracle!
When she was finally just strong enough to be discharged from the hospital, she needed a new home. Luckily, Nimbus and her human Erin had also been looking for a new kitty companion at the same time.
When they first heard about the brave little cat that had overcome so much, they simply knew that had found the furry friend for them. Erin describes how she literally “teared up” when she heard about Emma’s tragic past.
Since first meeting her new family, Emma has truly blossomed and developed a great personality. She and her new brother Nimbus have proved to be a wonderful but slightly mischevious pair.
She now weighs about 10 pounds and is perfectly healthy. Her human describes the cat’s incredible transformation here:
If you would like to stay up to date with Emma and her brother’s adventures you can follow their Instagram account, right here.