It’s truly remarkable how certain animals can touch our hearts and serve as inspirations to do better things for others.
That’s exactly what this tiny kitten did when she was rescued by a kind-hearted woman named Shanta.
Their remarkable journey began when Shanta received a call from the shelter about an abandoned “twisty kitten.” This poor kitten was found all alone by kind-hearted humans and was brought to the local shelter just in the nick of time.
The kitten was in such a fragile state that no one at the shelter held much hope for her survival. They thought of euthanizing her, but before making that heart-wrenching decision, they reached out to Shanta to see if she could provide a home.
Without hesitation, Shanta agreed to adopt a kitten. Even though she was in the middle of a bath when she received a call, she immediately got dressed and rushed to the shelter to pick up the kitten.
From that day, this kitten, whom she lovingly named Teagan, became an important part of Shanta’s life. Sadly, it was soon discovered that Teagan had a rare congenital disorder, which explained a lot, such as weak condition and twisty legs.
Teagan was born with a rare congenital disorder known as Perosomus Elumbis, a condition where certain parts of her spine were absent, resulting in severe deformities of her hind legs and internal organs.
What makes Teagan so special is that she is the first documented feline with this congenital disorder, as it is more commonly found in stillborn cattle.
Considering the challenges she faced, it’s nothing short of a miracle that Teagan even survived her first week of life, let alone making it to 17 weeks, given the severity of her condition.
Unfortunately, Teagan crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 17 weeks due to complications arising from her illness. However, it’s heartwarming to know that each one of her days was filled with love, attention, and good care.
Shanta really made sure to give Teagan the best life possible, despite knowing how far she’d make it. But, when she lost her, she was heartbroken like never before in her life.
Shanta was aware that this tiny, sick kitten changed her life forever. She shared on her Instagram:
“She was the most magical thing that has ever happened to me, and she changed my life and the lives of many others.”
Dealing with Teagan’s loss wasn’t easy until Shanta found her new purpose:
“I’ve tried my best to channel my grief into something positive by carrying on her legacy by continuing to foster special needs kittens, offering advice for those with special needs cats/kittens and creating specialized clothing just for mobility challenged kitties”
Teagan may have been small and frail, but her powerful heart inspired Shanta to save the lives of numerous other special needs kittens.
She continued to adopt and care for these kittens, giving them fresh opportunities and the chance to lead lives filled with joy and acceptance. Shanta added:
“Everything I do for rescue is part of Teagan’s legacy. It’s why I am so passionate about what I do. Teagan was truly tiny but mighty.”
Some things in life just touch your heart effortlessly, and that’s precisely what Teagan did for Shanta.
Thanks to Teagan’s influence, Shanta is now making a significant difference in the lives of many other kittens in need, just as Teagan once was. In the end, what could be better than doing great things for others?