Most strays are just sick animals in need of care and a new home, so eighteen-year-old Hamdan Shibli didn't think twice about helping the three tiny kittens he found on the side of the road while walking to work.
And I can't blame him, look at how cute those little fluffballs are!
Hamdan saw they were wild cats so he scooped up the little kittens and put them in a bush, hoping their mom would return and take care of them.
But soon after posting a pic of them online he realized those kittens were special- because they were jungle cats, which are native to Asia but number about 600 living in the wild in Hamdan's home country of Israel.
Their mother never returned, and the kittens were covered in ticks and in bad shape, so Hamdan put them in a basket and took them to a wild animal hospital for treatment.
Sadly one of the three kittens died in the hospital, which isn't that surprising considering the abandoned kittens were only five weeks old and in bad shape, but the other two are now tick free, on the mend and eating solid foods.
And hopefully they'll be able to return to the wild when they're well enough to take care of themselves, so they can grow up to look as majestic and beautiful as the adult jungle cat in this photo.
-Via Boredom Therapy
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