Typhoon Kitten Rescue

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In the wake of Typhoon Matmo, The Sanctuary rescued this drenched little guy just outside Taipei, Taiwan.

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EDIT: Some are criticizing the fact that I’m not cuddling the kitten in this video. Kittens and cats bite very hard, especially when they’re feral or scared, and the last thing we would want is for him to be dropped back into the busy road and watch him run off into oncoming traffic just because we assume he’s friendly.

Whenever we rescue cats, we always pick them up by the scruff until they are in a safe, secure place. As it happens, this kitten hisses and scratches a little when approached, as many scared little kittens will.

Matmo was warmed in the car by rubbing with towels. He was unsure of his surroundings but not protesting at all. When held, he chose to climb up and snuggle into my neck, as you can see in my profile photo.

We’ve learned from experience. I hope no one else will put animals in danger by trying to snuggle them while they’re still in a dangerous situation. Safety first!

Here’s Matmo doing what you all want to see him doing, in the security of his great foster home:



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