Kittens Comfort Each Other After Their Families Get Adopted Without Them
Let's find these two a home together.
After Neo, a little gray kitten, was born in a shelter to his newly homeless mom, he bonded with Eenie, another kitten who turned up in the shelter. They were only a couple of weeks old at the time.
Then both kittens were lucky enough to get foster homes. Neo went with two of his siblings to one foster home and Eenie went to another.
“Neo was being fostered with two of his siblings,” Marjorie Royal, area coordinator for Animal Allies of Texas, told The Dodo. “Then his siblings were adopted together, leaving Neo behind.”
When Neo's foster mother put the other two kittens into the carrier to take them to their new home, Neo started crying. And he couldn’t stop.
He cried all day and tried to snuggle with the arm of his foster mom, as though it was another kitten.
Rescuers realized that there was probably just one way to get Neo to stop crying.
“A wonderful volunteer family drove an hour each way to go get Eenie to be with little Neo,” Royal said.
When Eenie arrived at Neo’s foster home, people weren’t sure if they’d recognize each other. “They had not been together for quite some time,” Royal said. “Most of the time cats who are put together hiss at each other at first. We were not sure it would work since they had been separated for a period of time.”
But there was no hissing at all between Neo and Eenie. When they saw each other they instantly started playing. “In no time they bonded and no more crying,” Royal said. And then they snuggled up and fell asleep hugging each other.
“Animals indeed have huge hearts and they feel pain like everyone,” Royal said. “We want these two adopted together. Neo is an exceptionally loving cat. He will not go through that again.”