When wild animals have young ones, we often marvel over how amazing the bond is almost immediately. Something that sometimes takes us by surprise, however, is the fact that a mother will sometimes reject the child if they have a physical problem.
We all understand why this happens in the wild. More than likely, the child is going to be a hindrance and may put the family in danger at times. It is still difficult to imagine for many of us, however, which is why this story touches our hearts.
Otter is a cat that was rejected by his mom along with his little sister, Bunny. The two of them have a congenital defect that likely led to the abandonment. Fortunately, Baby Kitten Rescue was there to help out.
According to GeoBeats Animals, Otter and Bunny were only two weeks old when they were given to the rescue by a Good Samaritan. The person was trying to take care of them but they didn’t have the medical care necessary, so Caroline from that rescue stepped in. She learned that Otter had a rare condition that left his brain exposed.
Since Otter had such a difficult condition, it was life-threatening and his head needed to be protected. Someone who saw his plight on social media offered to make a helmet, and he had no problem wearing it. He wasn’t in any pain or discomfort, and he was very happy.
Bunny is also doing well, despite her disability and the two of them will often be found playing. They have a love of life and they love each other as well.
Otter may have a helmet, but it wasn’t everything that he needed. He still had to have surgery as a more permanent fix because they would install a titanium mesh to help protect his brain.
A few weeks before the surgery happened, Caroline was very nervous. She still trusted that they were doing the right thing.
Fortunately, the surgery went well and although he still had to wear the helmet for a couple of weeks, he also had supervised time without it.
According to GeoBeats Animals, she also shared: “Surprisingly, he does not have to be on crate rest! His neurosurgeon said it’s fine for him to be on the couch and bed and anywhere in the home as long as he’s wearing his helmet. He’s on pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds for another few days and is on antibiotics for 10 days.”
She went on to thank everyone and reveal that his surgery would help many other felines. They were writing about his case and the research they were able to do will help save countless lives.
Although Otter and Bunny are not quite ready to be adopted, they plan on keeping them together and finding them a forever home together.Whizzco