In April 2015, a mother cat left her baby, bloodied and suffering, in front of a couple's house. The pair waited to see if the mother would come back - but she didn't. The tiny, barely alive kitten was suddenly theirs.
The kitten, only one week old, had blood in her eyes and mouth and couldn't open her eyes yet. Her condition was obviously critical - it didn't seem likely that she would survive.
Her mother probably abandoned her because of how injured she was. Maybe the sweet kitten's mother had hoped someone more equipped would find her baby and save her life.
The vet's office was closed that day, so the couple cleaned the kitten up the best they could before she received professional help. They named her Penny - and hoped she had a chance.
When they were finally able to get Penny to the vet, he found gravel in her mouth, and determined that the right side of her mouth had been crushed by something - or possibly someone. He was also worried because she hadn't opened her eyes yet, and they had been filled with so much blood.