Tazia the Kitten’s Amazing Rescue and Cross Country Journey

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Photo via  Cat’s Cradle Rescue at Facebook


Cat’s Cradle Rescue, headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, is caring for a kitten rescued from a tight spot by a man in Texas who took her home, hand fed her and then flew her to Oregon with him so she could have a good life.

Tazia is a young kitten rescued by the good Samaritan from Texas who found her with her little head wedged through a small hole in a dumpster. With no shelters nearby, the man took it upon himself to care for her and find placement for her with a rescue that would give her loving care in a home environment and find her a good forever home when she is ready.

Cat’s Cradle told the story of Tazia’s rescue:
“This is a wonderful and incredible rescue story. The lucky little kitty arrived in our care the day before Easter so we named her Tazia, Italian for “one who will live again”.

“Little Tazia’s story begins with a stranger’s email that came to us on April 15th: would Cat’s Cradle Rescue (in Oregon) take in a kitten found stuck in a drain hole of a dumpster in South Texas?

Tazia, as she appeared with her head stuck in the dumpster.

“Jim, the kind man who wrote the email, had noticed a small head poking out of the 2” diameter drain hole and could not just walk away. Instead he hoisted himself into the dumpster, used olive oil to lubricate the kitten’s head, and finally got the wedged head unstuck – but now what to do with the weak and limp baby that did not have the strength to stand, let alone run away? He didn’t even think twice and although he is not a “cat person” he brought her home, fed her with a dropper when she was too weak to eat. She survived.”

Jim was heading to Oregon over the Easter weekend, so he contacted Cat’s Cradle and asked if they would take the little rescued kitten. They agreed, and were impressed that the kitten’s rescuer would go to all the trouble and expense involved in transporting her on the flight.

Cat’s Cradle said, “To us, it was hard to believe that someone would spend money for a plane ticket, vet certificate and a carrier for a tiny kitten he knew nothing about.”

Jim delivered the kitten to Cat’s Cradle volunteers at a Petco adoption event on the Saturday before Easter. The group offered to do fundraising to help cover Jim’s expenses.  Not only did he decline, he instead offered to contribute money toward the kitten’s care.

Tazia is doing well in her foster home, where she happily plays and is making friends with some cats and dogs.

You can see Tazia playing in her foster home and Jim with Tazia at Petco in the video and photo below.




Cat’s Cradle Rescue is an all volunteer non-profit rescue group formed to promote the well-being and adoptability of local Oregon cats. Volunteers provide loving foster homes where abandoned and shelter felines can socialize in a family environment while receiving medical care, and spay and neuter surgery with the goal of being adopted into qualified caring homes.

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