Tiniest Runt They Have Ever Seen Gets a Fighting Chance, Then and Now.. (with Updates)

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A tiny runt rescued in the bushes near a home was just a bit larger than a chap-stick, but he was such a fighter!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

When Stuart Little was found, he was hiding in the bushes with his mother and siblings that were much bigger than him. Fabulous Felines NWA took in the little kitten and found out that he was motionless and they weren't sure if he would make it. “But we had to at least try," they said.

“Stuart Little was brought to me in August with his mom plus six litter mates, rescued from outdoors by a Springdale resident (Scott Hollandsworth). The mom was malnourished and semi feral and the kittens were really struggling, Stuart Little worst of all," Amanda Rhea of the rescue said.

His fur grew back on his face and head and he doubled his weight in less than a week.

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

For some reason the mama cat stopped nursing her kittens and wasn't willing to eat, “so I went ahead and had her spayed and relocated to Cat Haven Ranch for her own safety and well being. I bottle fed the kittens until a surrogate mom was found (and continued to supplement with bottle feeding)."

Stuart is growing, catching up to his litter mates!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Stuart Little's human foster mom got some help from a loving feline surrogate named Bessie.

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Age 6 weeks.

Stuart Little's body still hasn't caught up to his head yet.

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Stuart is growing into those big ears!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

About 8 weeks old!

A month after the rescue... chapstick for scale!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Stuart has totally transformed!

They found him a forever loving home.

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Happy and loved!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

All grown up now!

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

Updates:

Stuart now, nearly 10 pounds! "He still prefers perching on shoulders like the nearly-bald undersized runt he used to be."

Amanda Rhea of Fabulous Felines NWA

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