A kind-hearted Samaritan found a tiny kitten lying on the roadside in Corpus Christi, Texas. The poor little baby as curled in a ball, barely moving and in such a bad shape.
The man grabbed the baby kitten and took it to the vet. The kitten was named Nova and was given fluids in order to get healthy again. A few days went by, and Nova began to perk up. Once she got better, the volunteers at the clinic noticed something unique about the kitten, Nova has a neurological condition. The volunteers reached out to Costal Bend Cat Rescue for help.
“We took her in as soon as we could secure a medical foster home opening,” explains Lindsay Haglund, the Foster Coordinator of Coastal Bend Cat Rescue.
Nova was also diagnosed with hydrocephalus, “water in the brain”.
“We are carefully observing her and providing the best medical care that we can afford. We have all fallen in love with Nova and believe this girl deserves a fighting chance at life. Her favorite moments are being held and snuggled by humans. She loves to be carried around like a baby and gets scared and confused when she is left alone,” says Lindsay.
Nova is such a people-cat and always in good spirits. She simply adores her foster family. Nova’s foster mom often keeps Nova in her pocket and carries her everywhere, just like a baby.
Nova also loves sleeping with her humans, snuggling on their shoulders and stretching across their bed.
“Her foster family brings her wherever they go so that she doesn’t have to be alone. Everybody who meets her falls in love! She is easily overstimulated but also dislikes being alone, so we make special accommodations for her when traveling.
“She craves the comfort of human companionship in a comfortable environment. Nova is such a lucky kitten, and we are simply smitten with her! She needs constant guidance and reassurance because her sensory response is elevated and very sensitive,”explains Lindsay.