Kitten found hiding underneath the porch and located braveness by means of one other cat who wanted a buddy

A kitten rescued under a porch found courage with the help of another cat who needed a buddy.

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A short-haired tabby was found under a porch in Dorset, Ontario, Canada. Some good Samaritans heard his screams and found him under the stairs.

The kitten was very afraid of people, but was so hungry that he could not resist the food that was offered. His finders were able to secure him and bring him to their local rescue, the Dorset Rescue Kittens, for help.

The little tabby named Scruffy was very scared and tried to hide and avoid human contact. He was taken into foster care and said goodbye to life on the street. He would no longer have to look for food or spend another day outside.

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Slowly but surely Scruffy was learning to trust, but he was still very hideous. Rescue wanted to match him with another kitten and knew they had one that would be a good match for him.

A month before Scruffy’s arrival, a long-haired tabby named Maple was rescued from a large wildcat colony in Haliburton along with seven other kittens.

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The long haired beauty was very shy and never really got out of her shell while other kittens were adopted one by one.

“Maple was very headstrong and couldn’t tell people were friends,” Dorset Rescue Kittens founder Cailey Seymour told Love Meow.

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She was alone and Rescue decided to take her to Scruffy. As soon as Maple came out of their luggage rack, the two tabbies connected – it was love at first sight.

Maple, who would seek refuge in a new environment, went behind the toilet to hide. Scruffy followed directly and stayed by her side to keep her company.

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The kittens were still scared and unsure, but having each other next to each other brought a sense of calm that they badly needed. Scruffy slowly started showing Maple around her room, and Maple felt sure to follow suit.

Within a week, her confidence grew dramatically and her bond really blossomed.

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Not only did they explore the house with their tails held high, but they also became increasingly interested and even sought attention from their people.

“They became the cutest, cuddly, and loving kittens,” Cailey shared with Love Meow.

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“They made love and quickly learned to love their foster parents, the dog and the rabbits in the house.”

The kittens strengthened each other’s courage and were inseparable from the start. “You should absolutely be. They both went from frightened, hissing kittens to loving, cute, purring house kittens.”

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All kittens in the rescue come from wildcat situations. It took the foster parents a month to win over Scruffy and Maple with a lot of patience and their favorite cat treats.

The tabbies came by, longing for pets and affection from their humans. “They slept in bed all night and followed us all day.”

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“I was lying in bed (one night) wondering why the kittens weren’t cuddling me the way they usually did that time of the night,” said Cailey.

“It turned out they were in a kitten pretzel. Maple’s back legs were wrapped around Scruffy and their front end was draped over his chest.”

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After many weeks in care, the two best friends were ready to find their own place. Cailey knew they had to stay together since it was a package.

“We love them very much and are happy to give them everything they need until the right home comes along.”

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One couple encountered the bonded couple and was immediately beaten. After looking to the rescue, they turned out to be the perfect match. Maple and Scruffy were adopted as a couple by the beautiful family and their dream came true together.

“Your adopters spent some time with the kittens in our house before they were brought home, and we made the process as minimally stressful as possible,” said Cailey.

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The kittens, now renamed Corey and Topanga, love their VIP lives as pampered house cats.

“Our two fur babies are so happy and without time warmed up. We all love morning cuddles and passing games with ping-pong balls. They’re so much better at meeting new people, and even Corey lets you pick him out for now,” shared the kittens’ eternal family .

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“If they don’t follow us closely behind, they’ll fight or snuggle up in their scratching post. We really couldn’t be happier together.”

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