A tiny kitten plagued by health problems was rescued from a dry riser cabinet in the northern estate of Canberra in Singapore one year ago during the Circuit Breaker period.
Exactly a year on, the male kitten -- christened Noddy Noody -- has grown into a majestic cat, proving that adopting animals and giving them a fighting chance changes their lives drastically for the better.
An update on Noddy Noody's health and general well-being was shared to the Sayang Our Singapore's Community Cats Facebook page on May 16, 2021.
Rescued during tail-end of 2020 fasting month
According to the post, Noddy Noody was rescued during the final week of the fasting month in 2020.
He was found locked in a dry riser cabinet in Canberra by a food delivery personnel, who is the adopter's neighbour.
He had happened to be in the area to do his food delivery rounds at that time when he chanced upon the soft but audible mews of a kitten.
The post said: "Had he not hear the weak cries for help, that defenceless, helpless kitten would have died."
Kitten unwell and had to be fed regularly
When found, Noddy Noody was "very weak, covered in dirt and scabs", and had "a very bad ear infection", the post added.
His adopter even had to wake up every four hours to feed the tiny cat with milk.
Circuit Breaker kitty adoption
The care that was administered to the cat a year ago occurred during the height of the circuit breaker, which lasted from April 7 to June 1, and saw only essential services allowed to operate.
It was a particularly trying period, as Noddy Noody's pawrent was, at that time, undergoing exams.
However, his family decided to take the kitten in since they "were just recovering from the loss" of their 18-year-old senior cat and were "ready to share our resources with another mouth".
One year on, kitten doing well as cat
Noddy Noody's pawrent wrote that he is going to have exams in the next two weeks, but at least, he said, he would not have to wake up every four hours to bottle feed a kitten now.
Noddy Noody, the update said, "has grown so much and is now as large as his other 'siblings' at home".
The post also paid tribute to those who go out of their way to take care of community cats.
The post said: "I'd like to thank all comcat caregivers and rescuers who tirelessly care for their wards the best way they can."