Woman Found Tiny Ball of Fur In Rose Bushes and Raised Him into a 'Panther' Kitty

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Sandi Zani, a resident from Pensacola, Florida heard the tiniest chirps coming from her garden. She thought it was a bird at first but was surprised to find a tiny ball of fur, whimpering and breathing.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

It was June last year when Sandi heard the kitten's cry in her backyard. "When it kept crying I went out to investigate and found a little ball of fluff in my rose bushes next to the catio," Sandi told Love Meow.

She didn't know exactly how the kitten ended up there as her yard was completed fenced in, but she knew that the kitten needed immediate care.

Sandi quickly fashioned a makeshift nursery bin with a cardboard box and a towel and rushed to the store to get some kitten formula so the little fur baby could start feeding.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

That night, the house was filled with tiny chirps as Sandi got up every two hours to feed the kitten.

She named him Kieran Von Fluffypaws.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

The vet determined that he was around two weeks old and needed round-the-clock feeding and care.

Sandi's friend Kimberly came to help care for the little guy while she was at work.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

The kitten quickly took a liking to his human mom's shoes especially those with laces.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Kieran was very brave as a kitten - fearless little panther baby!

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

At the vet's, he would walk on the desk to offer staff a helping paw.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Kieran's three siblings, Pooter, Gilligan and Sophia, took him under their wing.

Learning from his big brother, Pooter.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Mischievous little youngster tries to climb mom's leg.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

When the kitten calms down, it is time for snuggles.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Just like Kieran, his feline siblings are also rescues.

"I joke that I don't have to go to the shelter to rescue cats because they all seem to find me," Sandi told Love Meow.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Rawr!

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

He liked to cling to his mom's leg then...

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

All grown up now, some things never change.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

The tiny ball of fluff has grown into a handsome house panther!

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

Kieran napping on Pooter like a pillow.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

The supurrvisor is surveying the kitchen, keeping critters at bay.

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

"I can't believe how quickly Kieran has grown into a beautiful sleek house panther. I may have rescued him but he saved me in return."

Sandi Zani @Pooter's Page

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