Lancefield, AUSTRALIA – This has to be one of the greatest rescue stories that continued long after it happened. In this story, the rescue became the rescuer and you cannot have a better ending than that.
The rescue happened on December 2014, when Edgar’s Mission – a farm sanctuary in Australia that loves and cares for over 250 animals – received a call from a factory worker about some abandoned kittens in a warehouse.
Four kittens were rescued and even though they were told one didn’t make it and was already in the trash, they couldn’t leave him behind so they took him as well. The kittens were taken to the sanctuary to receive the attention they needed. At the moment of the rescue the mom was not there but later that night, after another call from the factory worker who had spotted her, the rescuers came back and picked her up. The kittens were reunited with their mom.
The mom was named Ohana which means family and as Edgar´s Mission (and anyone who’s ever seen Disney’s Lilo & Stitch) wisely says it: “Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten”.
Here you have the video of the rescue and the reunion with their mother. It’s absolutely amazing!
But wait! The story doesn’t end there. One of the Ohana kittens – as everybody in the sanctuary calls them – became a rescuer in her own special way. Her name is Stitch and she is a vet nurse there – and a pretty good one.
It always amazes me how rescue animals can easily feel the need to care for other animals and know exactly how to provide it. Especially the ones whose condition was particularly difficult and their recovery took time.
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Stitch and her brothers (Lilo, Leilani and Makamae) received a lot of love and care so they could be well. Something that was particularly complicated to treat, were their eyes: they are all missing their upper eye lids. This is a condition called eye agenesis and it can be painful and requires constant attention. But they all pulled through. They still live in Edgar’s Mission and they are happy there.
Stitch did more than live happily at the sanctuary. She paid it forward to others. Now she provides care and love for the rescue animals that are in need. The people from Edgar’s Mission describe her as the sweetest, kindest and unassuming creature you could ever meet. She checks on every animal at night before sleeping and showers them with kisses and purrs. That’s a wonderful nurse!
Just watch why she is so special. You’re going to love this video!
If you want to read more about Edgar’s Mission sanctuary – and you totally should! You can visit their Facebook Page for updates or their blog for past stories. They are all wonderful! Also you can help them continue their job by donating. If you think you can do that, just follow this link. Or simply share this story. Spreading the word is also a way of helping.
In the meantime, take a look at all these wonderful pictures of the Ohana kittens and nurse Stitch: