You Shopped With Purpose And Helped Heal This Pair Of Sweet Kitten Littles

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on September 27, 2023

Sick kittens are all too common in the cat rescue world. And like so many other littles, Lexi and her sister Maddie landed in the care of Mystery’s Haven, struggling with severe upper respiratory infections, with Lexi’s eye succumbing to the illness. The poor kittens were also infested with fleas, which ate away any energy Lexi and Maddie had. Getting them better seemed a near-impossible task.

But the cat lovers of Mystery’s Haven in Michigan were ready to heal the sick babies and banish the fleas so they could grow into happy and healthy kittens. They couldn’t have done it without you, though. By simply shopping with iHeartCats, you’re funding compassion, healing, and a chance at forever happiness. And we just can’t thank you enough. Neither can Lexi and Maddie.

Funding GOODS for the Good

When you shop with iHeartCats, every single purchase funds donations for felines in need. Whether you purchase a cute cat shirt for yourself or supplements for your cat, that cart full of goodies gives compassion. Through our partnership with Greater Good Charities, we ensure shelter cats receive food and other necessities while waiting for their forever home. To date, the GOODS Program has delivered over 578 million meals to shelters and rescues nationwide. That’s more than 6,000 truckloads delivered to hungry animals!

But it’s not just about the food; the GOODS Program also ensures that rescues and shelters receive other important necessities, including toys. And when kittens have toys to play with and good food to eat while in rescue and foster care, they learn how to be happy and loving cats for their forever home.

Almost Missed Forever

As sick kittens in a recently discovered feral cat colony, Lexi and Maddie also missed this chance, with Jenny of Mystery’s Haven explaining, “A local TNR group that is working on a colony of cats, came across little Lexi and her sister Maddie right on the side of the road where cars were zipping by!”

“The kind rescuer scooped them up and reached out for help to get them right in for medical care. Lexi’s eye had ruptured, and both little girls were pretty sick with upper respiratory infections,” Jenny said. “They were both inundated with fleas, skinny, and no energy. The fleas were literally eating them alive!”

But after a successful enucleation surgery and excellent care, the tables turned. Lexi kicked the fleas and devoured the delicious food donated by the GOODS Program to become the playful kitten she was meant to be.

“Lexi is feeling so much better, and she is just a little ball of energy that never wants to stop! She is a very sweet and happy little girl!”

Lexi and Maddie’s recovery serve as another great example of what working together can do!

“Thanks to the amazing toy donations courtesy of the GOODS Program, Hartz, and 4 Paws Animal Rescue, we are able to provide fun and enrichment in addition to keeping their bellies filled with yummy, healthy food!”

We thank you for your part in these sweet kittens’ miracle! Keep shopping and keep saving lives!

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