After rescuing little Laces, Yuriev drove him straight to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue so he could get the help and care he needed. Everyone at the shelter was dismayed to hear about the kitten’s beginnings, and they were not surprised that he was so fearful of everyone and everything around him. They determined that he was around 2 and a half months old, and besides being underweight, was actually in fairly good condition, all things considered.
“He was very thin, dehydrated, with a few scratches,” Julie Potter, business and development manager at Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, told The Dodo. “Mainly he was just very, very scared and completely unsure of people — can you blame him?”