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Male Cat Rescued Over 25 Kittens and Raised Them As His Own

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After being adopted by his foster family, this 7 year-old New York City cat is making a different in other kittens' lives.

Chandler Alteri and Charlie met at her parents' home in 2010 and ever since they have been inseparable.

Charlie and his 3 siblings were found abandoned in a sealed box at a campground when they were just a few days old. A woman discovered these kittens with no mama in sight and brought them into her foster home.

After being bottle-fed around the clock, they slowly began to regain their strength. Once they were old enough to be adopted, one by one they found their forever home- except for Charlie.

That's when the woman fostering the kittens asked her daughter if she wanted to adopt him as her own, the pair were brought together.

“He's the most loving, trusting, affectionate cat I've ever been around,” Charlie’s mom, told The Dodo. “The second I get home from work, he runs to the door and stands on his back legs for me to pick him up and hug him. He LOVES to be held and snuggled. He's excellent with children, dogs, strangers and, most of all, other kittens and cats.”

Following in her mom's footsteps Chandler decided to try fostering as well. When Chandler and Charlie settled in New York, she contacted the ASPCA and brought home her first 2 foster kittens, Bitsy and Jitterbug.

At first she kept the new kittens in a separate room, unsure about how Charlie would react to the new additions in their home. As it turns out, she had nothing to worry about.

See how Charlie reacted to the kittens on the next page.

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