A woman working in her garden one late afternoon heard a little, squeaky noise coming from the bushes. We spent some time rummaging about in the bushes before the tiniest kitten ever emerged, weak and in need of medical attention.
The woman called Sandri Lee, a well-known Los Angeles cat fosterer, since she knew she couldn’t cure the very ill kitten on her own.
Lee had just taken in another special-needs cat, but she couldn’t resist the adorable photo of this small kitten. She was found when she was between 6 and 8 weeks old,
but her malnutrition and dehydration made it difficult to pinpoint her exact age, as reported by Lee. She weighed just less than a pound, which is about average for a 4-week-old kitten, but she had the characteristics of a 6- to 8-week-old cat.
She was so dehydrated that each vertebra in her spine stood out at the slightest of movements. She was covered in fleas, and we quickly learned that she had medical issues.