A baby black kitten mewed in distress when rescuer Robin Seplut found him on the street. Someone abandoned him with a group of feral cats, most likely thinking they would care for him. However, the feral cats weren’t interested in helping the baby.
Although at first, some of the adult cats were curious, others were cold; swatting at the black kitten when he approached mewing.
Fortunately, Seplut was there offering a helping hand that day. At this young age, the kitten wasn’t fearful and enjoyed being petted. But, this black kitten was hungry, and he continued to meow loudly.
A Little Black Kitten Crying for Help
For those who love cats, something pulls at the heartstrings when you hear that sound. The tiny, helpless meows combined with those bright blue kitten eyes, the sweet innocence of these little helpless fluffballs. It’s just too much, and you can’t look away. We are at their mercy.
Hardwired into our brains, this sound of babies and kittens crying triggers a need to respond. When we hear it, our maternal or paternal instincts come rushing forth, and we melt. We become overcome with the need to love and protect the baby, whether human or animal. Certainly, there’s nothing selfish about this desire to protect and nurture another living being. It’s a beautiful, loving instinct.
Adorable Eating Noises
Then, Seplut introduced a container of food for the black kitten. Fortunately, the baby was just old enough to eat solid food, immediately chowing down. (see video below)
As he eats, he’s enjoying it so much, making those adorable little satisfied grunts and baby sounds. Clearly, this kitten was starving, but now he gets his fill, getting right in the food dish.
“He makes noises when he eats, so I’m dead from the cute. I’ve flown off to heaven,” commented one person.
Black Kittens Says More Love, Please!
Once the kitten’s tummy was full, he still needed more. However, he wanted attention and comfort this time, and Seplut petted and loved him gently.
Then, the kitten decided to venture towards the other cats. Sadly, they didn’t nurture the baby but seemed to consider him a nuisance. Here, life on the street is a struggle, and it’s every cat for themselves, regardless of age. Finding food to survive takes priority over a little wobbly kitten in distress.
Thankfully, this kitten found some help that day, a compassionate human. Soon, he would be in a nice, warm, safe home. Many others will not be so lucky. According to Seplut, he has been feeding feral kittens and cats on the streets of his Russian town for years.
“I take sick kittens to the vet clinic to be treated by the doctor. For three years I have rented an apartment for kittens who need to be rescued and treated for illnesses,” states Seplut’s YouTube channel.
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Featured images: Screenshots via YouTube/Robin Seplut