If you’re a wee stray kitten lost in a cornfield, you’d be incredibly fortunate to be found by our friends at The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary (TAMS). That’s what happened to little Kernel, discovered while they were picking corn for their sanctuary’s resident animals.
Although Kernel was weak, all alone and had an obvious eye infection, life had good things in store for Kernel. Since The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary doesn’t rescue and adopt out, we were happy to take him into our foster care program.
Kernel was bewildered by it all when he arrived in foster care, but soon his hisses turned to purrs. He was dewormed and vaccinated, his eye infection treated, and the vet gave us the good news that Gus was negative for feline leukemia and feline immunodefiency virus.
Kernel is now adopted! And this little survivor has a new name: Gus.
Gus has a family now: new mom Tonia and her daughter Jessa
In addition to his new human family, Gus has an older feline sister to teach him proper kitty manners as he grows — four-year-old rescue Freya, as well as a guinea pig named Jimmy.
We’re delighted that this wee furball was in the right place in a cornfield, at the right time to be found by the right people, to come to us and now into a loving forever home. We look forward to Gus growing into a handsome adult — though won’t be surprised if he develops into a cornball! 😉 (Pun intended)
Thank you, Tonia and Jessa for welcoming Gus into your home and hearts! Our thanks to TAMS as well for reaching out to BCFS to help Gus have his happy ending – and a happier start in his young life.