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Person Opens Shoebox And Finds The Tiniest Little Baby

That little face 😻

A Good Samaritan in England was heading home from work around 1 a.m., eager to get to bed as quickly as possible, when they suddenly heard strange noises coming from a lone shoebox sitting in an alleyway. They went over to investigate, opened up the shoebox — and discovered the tiniest kitten inside, no more than a day old. 

tiny kitten
RSPCA

The kitten was so tiny it appeared she had only just been born, and her umbilical cord was still attached. She hadn’t even opened her eyes yet, and the person who found her knew she needed medical attention as soon as possible. They contacted the RSPCA, and inspector Liz Wheeler rushed out to collect the kitten and took her straight to the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital in London.

tiny kitten
RSPCA

“She is far too young to be away from her mum,” Wheeler said in a press release. “We think she is just a day or 2 days old and she still had some of her umbilical cord attached. She will now need to be hand-reared and fed round-the-clock.” 

tiny kitten
RSPCA

Staff members at the animal hospital decided to name the tiny kitten Grace, and quickly set about giving her the best care possible. It’s difficult for a kitten that young to thrive without the care of her mother, but the dedicated staff at the animal hospital are determined to do everything they can to make sure that tiny Grace pulls through. 

tiny kitten
RSPCA

Grace is so small that she fits completely in the palm of a person’s hand, and it’s hard to believe that such an itty-bitty creature could have survived on her own in that shoebox, even just for a little while. 

Little Grace is incredibly lucky that she was found when she was, and now her rescuers are trying to figure out who could have abandoned her like that. 

tiny kitten
RSPCA

“There is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this as there are always other options available to people who may be struggling to cope with their pets,” Wheeler said. “It’s incredibly cruel to dump such a vulnerable animal like Grace and we’re appealing for information to try and find out how she came to be abandoned.”

tiny kitten
RSPCA

The biggest clue the RSPCA has is the shoebox that Grace was abandoned in, which held a pair of Adidas Superstar J sneakers in size 5. They’re also urging anyone who may have seen something to come forward, so they can try and prevent a similar situation from happening again. 

“Sadly, we do see lots of abandoned animals at this time of year, especially kittens,” Wheeler said. 

tiny kitten
RSPCA

It will be a while before tiny Grace is ready to be adopted, but in the meantime, she’s getting all the love and care she needs from her rescuers, and will hopefully only get stronger as the days go by. 

If you have any information about how Grace came to be abandoned, you can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line at 0300 123 8018.