A wee handful of cute in a onesie
IS anything more heartwarming than a litter of kittens?
How about a litter of rescued orphan kittens reared by volunteers and wearing donated onesies knitted and crocheted by the public.
If that isn’t sweet enough to trigger early onset diabetes, nothing is. It is also completely true.
Neonatal Kitten Rescue Hobart has been saving the lives of rescued kittens for a year and when they put out a call on their Facebook page for volunteers to knit and crochet kitten-size onesies for their rescued animals, the response was overwhelming.
“We put the pattern up online for people to see, and asked if anyone would be able to make some for us,” rescue centre co-director Trish Bone says. “And we got such a lovely response, people started knitting and crocheting and putting them in the mail — it truly takes a community to make a difference and we’ve seen that.”
The volunteer group specialises in caring for “neonatal” rescue kittens aged from birth to four weeks old.
“They come to us for a variety of reasons,” Bone says. “They might have been found abandoned or their mother might have been hit by a car, and when they reach us they are often ill or fading, so it is very rewarding to be able to care for them and help them survive.”
For information visit neonatalkittenrescue.com or www. facebook. com/ bottlebabiesofNKRH
HEARTWARMING: Premature kitten Ghost is 200g at 3 weeks old and is being cared for by a volunteer from Neonatal Kitten Rescue Hobart, which hopes to find people who can knit or crochet onesies for the orphan kittens.