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Newborn Kitten Left On The Side Of The Road Saved By A Kindhearted Couple

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In Kingsland, Auckland, Kathryn van Beek was on her way home from work when she spotted a small gray kitten on the roadside. It was raining, and at first she thought she just saw a small gray fluff, but when she recognized that it was a kitten, crawling on the side all alone, she quickly went to its aid.

The kitten was around a day old, he even still had an umbilical cord. Kathryn first asked the neighbors if the kitten belonged to anyone, and when no one claimed the kitty, Kathryn decided that she will be the one to rescue the poor guy.

Two days old.Hi, my name’s Bruce. My mum found me on the footpath on the way home from work. No one knew who I belonged…

Posted by Bruce the cat on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Kathryn took the kitten to her home, and she and her husband nursed the fragile baby back to health. They named the little kitty–Bruce.

Two days old.On the way into work mum took my shoebox into her local cafe. The guys in the cafe think I am adorable.

Posted by Bruce the cat on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Round the clock, they took turns to feed the little Bruce. They wrapped him in soft blankets to keep him warm. Mom even put him in a shoebox lined with comfortable blankets and brought him to work so she can watch after him.

Watch the video below and see Bruce drinking milk from a feeding bottle!

Dinner time!I’ve been signing autographs all afternoon and I’m So Hungry!

Posted by Bruce the cat on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The family made sure they provide Bruce with all of his needs: food/milk, a comfortable bed, and lots of love.

Seven days oldI like falling asleep inside towels.

Posted by Bruce the cat on Monday, November 9, 2015

Bruce is thriving with his new family. And you can hear in his purr that he’s comfortable and happy.

Bruce purrs – one week oldHere I am rocking my teeny tiny purr.

Posted by Bruce the cat on Monday, November 9, 2015

Little Bruce is so lucky that Kathryn found him on that roadside. He wouldn’t have survived if he wasn’t rescued and taken in by Kathryn’s family.

Would you do the same if you find a kitten who needs your help?

You can view more photos and videos of Bruce on his Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/BruceTheKitten/

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Written by Nicolette Mansueto
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