Princess Purricane has already lived a dramatic life for a four-week-old kitten.
Found abandoned and alone on the streets of Orlando, FL during Hurricane Matthew, the wee fuzzball was first taken to a county shelter. But the kitten wasn't out of danger yet—she was at risk of being put down unless someone was willing to step up and give her the round-the-clock care she needed.
Enter Ashley of The Pixel Fund, who drove to the shelter as soon as she heard of the kitten's plight.
"She had survived the hurricane, she deserved a chance out of the shelter," Ashley said, adding, "I gave her a bath and realized she had a very bad case of fleas - so bad the water ran red. But even though she had a cold and was underweight and dehydrated, she has a great appetite."
It was touch-and-go at first for the four-week-old foundling, who was already far smaller than normal for her age. ("Hence the big eyes," Ashley notes.) But after two days of food, cuddles, and non-stop TLC, Princess Purricane has turned a corner. "She is a little fighter and I think she is going to be just fine," Ashley reports.
For her part, little Purricane seems to know just how lucky she is to have found such a wonderful mom. "She is so cuddly and when I'm holding her she purrs and tries to make biscuits on my chin and licks me all over." And, like any other kitten, Purry enjoys the knowledge that she's safe, loved, and warm best of all. "She loves burrowing inside the blanket on top of her heating pad."