Man Finds a Kitten Inside a Bus but Doesn't Know the Kitten is About to Change His Life

Man Finds a Kitten Inside a Bus but Doesn't Know the Kitten is About to Change His Life


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A man found a kitten inside a bus but didn't know that the kitten was about to change his life.

kitten asking attentionCal the kittenMateo, mape14 via Reddit

Around mid September, Mateo from the South of Spain was on his way to home when he heard what sounded like a kitten as he was passing by an auto shop.

He was able to trace the sound and locate the kitten inside a parked bus nearby. "I managed to find him inside the engine (compartment). I couldn't see too much, but his meows sounded scared," Mateo told Love Meow.

Mateo rushed to get some cat food and tried to use it to coax the kitten out, but it was to no avail. The tabby was so frightened by all the noises surrounding him that he refused to leave his hideout.

stray kitten bus engineHe was found inside the engine of a busMateo, mape14 via Reddit

The gentleman left the food by the bus and returned later when things quieted down. He noticed that the food had been partially eaten, and there were adult cats in the area taunting the kitten.

"I put my gloves on and spent about three hours waiting for him to come out for more food I bought."

stray kittenMateo, mape14 via Reddit

With lots of patience and treats, Mateo managed to get the kitten to safety. He noticed right away that the tabby had badly infected eyes and was covered in battle scars and wounds.

"He was shaking and scare-meowing all the way to my house. When we got home, I put him down in my bathroom with a towel, and gave him food, water, and time to get used to the new environment."

stray kittenMateo brought the kitten home, fed him and cleaned him upMateo, mape14 via Reddit

The tabby was a bit shaken after the ordeal but relieved to have a quiet space to decompress. He slowly warmed up to the presence of his rescuer and was even brave enough to accept a few pets.

Mateo who goes by mape14 on Reddit, reached out to the Reddit community to seek advice on how to care for the little stray.

stray kitten, real men love catsCal began to warm up to his humanMateo, mape14 via Reddit

"A lot of people gave me amazing advice. I took him to the vet and they gave him a full checkup and told me everything he was going through and how I could help him."

When they got home from the vet, Mateo placed the kitten back in his comfy nest, and waited for him to feel comfortable enough to approach him.

kitten attention seekerMateo, mape14 via Reddit

"I sat next to him, letting him make the first move in order to gain some trust. When he fell asleep next to me, it was the moment he realized he was safe," Mateo told Love Meow.

"He was shy at first but craved cuddles and care. I gave him as much attention as I could, and provided him with all that I could think of."

snuggly ginger kittenMateo, mape14 via Reddit

The tabby started to make good gains, and his confidence rose. His eyes were clearing up and he no longer struggled with fleas.

Each day, Mateo found himself falling harder for the ginger kitten, whom he had named Cal after a Star Wars character.

purrito ginger catMateo, mape14 via Reddit

"He's a very curious, active and naughty boy who loves exploring around my house and getting into hidden places that I didn't know I had," Mateo told Love Meow.

"I installed a little camera in the room to watch him while I'm at work. He sleeps most of the time until I get home. When I open the front door, he starts meowing until I sit down next to him, and he climbs up onto my lap and falls asleep."

happy kitten, belly rubsMateo, mape14 via Reddit

"Cal has changed my life. The feeling of hearing his meow the moment I step inside my house fills me with joy that I've never experienced before. He's definitely staying with me forever."

ginger kitten calMateo, mape14 via Reddit

Mateo never expected he would rescue a kitten on his way to home, let alone keeping one. Now, he comes home to his best friend Cal greeting him at the door and following him around the house.

sleeping kittenMateo, mape14 via Reddit

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