A tiny kitten with a cleft lip was found hiding under electrical wires

Because of his cleft lip, this stray kitten was unable to feed properly and gain weight.

It’s at Los Angeles that a tiny kitten was found hiding under electrical wires. Suffering from a birth defect in his mouth, called a cleft lip, he could not feed properly and weighed half his normal weight. The association Alley Cat Rescue took charge of it.

Illustration of the article: A tiny kitten with a cleft lip was found hiding under electrical wires

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Frito immediately appreciated the human contact

When the kitten Frito was discovered weighing 400g instead of 800. It was urgent that people take care of him, and that is what the shelter did Alley Cat Rescue.

Whether Frito had always lived on the streets, he very quickly became attached to humans. He particularly liked to snuggle up under his foster mom’s shirt. He even begged to be cuddled and pampered.

Illustration of the article: A tiny kitten with a cleft lip was found hiding under electrical wires

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The kitten needed encouragement to eat

Due to her cleft lip, Frito had difficulty eating. He needed a lot of encouragement in order to gain weight.

He is able to eat and likes his food, but he is clearly underweight, so we are increasing the feedings very slowly.“, said a member of the shelter to lovemeow.

A first feline friend for Frito

Once Frito had regained some of the hair of the beast, he was introduced to an adult cat to socialize. bubblegum became his new “babysitter” and took this role very seriously, as you can see in the video below:

The adult feline has shown great patience, leaving Frito “attack” it without reacting. But the two friends also shared moments of tenderness and hugs.

Frito will soon be old enough to play with friends his own age. But in the meantime, he is already very happy with all the love he is surrounded by!

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