Whoppers, the Siamese kitten, has the cutest stripe right down the middle of her face. Rescuers took in Whoppers and her siblings, dubbed the “Candy Crew,” all named for confections, and they sure are sweet!
Below, Crunch and Goobers are the sweet candy core inside a cat cozy.
Fortunately, the five candies, also about five weeks old, were all found in time to save them, with only minor health concerns. As with most kittens born on the street, they were underweight, scrawny, and struggling to survive. But luck was on their side since southern California rescuers at CAAT Friends got to them in time.
The kitten’s names: Whoppers and her Siamese bother Razzles, Twix (tabby), Goobers (calico) and Crunch (Russian blue mix). Besides being candies, they also got the nickname “the duckling litter,” following their foster mama around like ducklings.
Whoppers and the Candy Crew
The rescuers found the Candy Crew “super sweet and adorable,” with purrsonalities to match their cuteness.
Whoppers is an irresistible confection with that stripey face and blue eyes.
“Are you looking for a fun, playful, acrobatic kitten? If so, Whopper is your girl. She has the most beautiful markings, has a wonderful personality and will entertain you until she falls fast asleep on a blankie,” they shared on Facebook.
Given all the cuteness, Whoppers found a forever home, and so did her brother Razzles and sisters Goobers. That leaves Twix, the cute tabby who may still be looking for a home at the time of this writing. Those in the southern California area can find out more about helping or adopting adorable cuties like these from CAAT Friends’ Instagram, Facebook, or website.
“Meet Twix! (Also part of the Candy Crew) Hi! I’m a snuggle bug, so if you’re looking for a mellow baby to hang out with, I’m your girl! I love blankies and will play in them and then fall asleep. Sometimes I even watch T.V. with my foster mama. Twix is looking for her furrrever home with one of her sisters, OR a home with a kitty or cat-friendly dog already in residence.”
Helping 500+ Kitties
CAAT Friends shared that they helped 500+ cats find homes in 2022. However, as with many rescuers nationwide, it was challenging. Staggering numbers of kittens needing rescue are leaving rescuers overwhelmed, as around 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. About 3.2 million are cats, according to the ASPCA. It’s why spaying and neutering pets and TNR (trap, neuter, return) efforts for feral/stray populations are so important.
“We can’t lose hope because then what? If we didn’t have hope then these 500+ kitties wouldn’t have been in their furrever homes today. We are so exhausted and drained, but we know what we are doing is what we are supposed to be doing,” they said.
Previously we shared a story about CAAT Friend’s rescued kitten “Squish” found running in a busy street in Los Angeles. We’re happy to see that Squish found a forever home twice after the first attempt didn’t work out.
You can find out more on CAAT Friends’ Instagram, Facebook, or website.