It’s in the middle of a sidewalk Los Angeles that Rocco was discovered. Curled up in a small ball, not far from a bush, the kitten was completely alone. The person who discovered it stayed there for a while, but neither the mother nor the kitten’s siblings showed up. Rocco had obviously been abandoned.
A cat so small it could fit in one hand
Rocco was tiny. His whole body was held in one hand. He also had his eyes closed and scabbed together, due to an upper respiratory infection.
The woman who found the feline waited long enough to make sure there were no other cubs or that the mother would not return. She then contacted the shelter Kitty of Angels. Lizzie Lewisthe founder of the association, and her team, immediately took charge of Rocco.
Rocco was cared for and placed in foster care
“He was so small and sick that we took him to the vet for emergency medical attention.“, has explained Lizzie at lovemeow. After receiving first aid, the feline joined a foster family, under constant surveillance.
The adoptive mother of Rocco confided that he was very cuddly and in search of a lot of love. However, new health concerns soon emerged. Unable to relieve herself, the kitten was again taken to the vet. This one treated the constipation but also diagnosed a more serious problem. Rocco suffered from congenital hypothyroidism, a condition that stunted his growth.
Thanks to the treatment and good care of his family, Rocco managed to grow
Rocco was very combative and had to take many treatments to fight against his disease. Surrounded by love, his health improved and Rocco is today a beautiful and big boy.
His mum said “He is always in a good mood and it is an absolute joy to be with him.”
In September 2022, his foster family officially and permanently adopted him!