The Story Of This Cat Being Rescued Will Melt Your Cold, Cynical Heart

The woman behind Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw, has documented the against-all-odds journey of Chloe

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Be it a girl asking you to follow for 'good time' or some dude showing off his gross cars - take a wrong turn on Instagram and you could find yourself looking at some dark stuff. There are certain corners of the app we don't like frequenting too much.

However, somewhere in-between the wholesome meme accounts and body-positive posts we do adore, lies the world of Instagram Kittens.

"Hi everyone! Here's my butt!" #jujuonthatbutt #kittenlady

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In particular, 'kittenxlady' aka Hannah Shaw, the woman on a mission to care for kittens, no matter the circumstance.

Did someone order a cup of Tetley? ☕️ #comingrightup #tetley #socute #kittenlady

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And if you thought this was just an account full of photos of kittens looking blimmin' cute then you're … actually pretty spot on.

You also, however, learn of heart-wrenching tails (couldn't resist) of fortitude from tiny feline furballs.

Not convinced? Maybe you consider yourself a *gulp* dog person? Well, let us introduce you to Chloe.

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Chloe is the 6 week-old kitten rescued on May 19th that will melt your cold, cynical heart.

She has rear-leg paralysis from suspected abuse and a face that you want to kiss.

Keeping her 398k fans on Instagram updated, we learnt what the yet unnamed Chloe loves chin scratches.

This has been a hard day. X-rays show that the paralyzed kitten, who we have named Chloe, has a broken back--likely from being stepped on. Her spine is crushed at the 5th 6th, and 7th vertebrae. Consequently, her body has lost some very important functions, but she still has some functions in tact. She can't use her legs at all, and can only drag them behind her. But, she does have a deep pain reflex (she can pull her legs away if toes are pinched) which means she has feeling. She can poop when stimulated but she cannot pee at all. This means that after at least 2 days post-injury (she had been at the shelter for 2 days) her bladder was so full it was about to burst and kill her--they pulled 80cc(!) of urine from her. For the foreseeable future, I will have to manually express her bladder every 4-6 hours. She is now on an NSAID and requires serious neurological examination and intensive rehabilitation if there is any hope of regaining any function. Tomorrow I have a morning appointment with a neurologist and we will determine next steps. Needless to say this has been a taxing experience but I love her so much. I am deeply thankful for those who have donated, and endlessly grateful for @novacatclinic @thecatlvt who gave her treatment today so that she has a chance. In spite of all she is going through, she still purrs, wants and accepts love, and tries so hard to get better. I won't let her down. 💔 #tinybutmighty #kittenlady

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The next day we learnt some horrible truths about Chloe's condition, like she was probably stepped on and was close to death due to her inability to urininate.

She has so much love to give. (volume up for the sweetest silent meows.) #teamchloe #kittenlady

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Thankfully Shaw has given Chloe some TLC in the shape of an alpaca. Look at her silent mews!

Shaw then learns that Chloe is more likely to be able to move properly on a grippy surface, so she puts yoga mats down.

Shaw then puts her through some acupuncture. Baby kitten acupuncture, people! And it works. Oh, it works.

If you're not crying by now you are quite possibly dead inside.

Other therapies also meant she began to regain partial use of her bladder, which doctors said was impossible.

Even her seeing her wee is too cute.

And then, before you die from love, she gets a frickin' cat wheelchair.

What an emotional rollercoaster

If only we all had a little more of Hannah's compassion and Chloe's strength, the world would be a better place.

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