Hospitality volunteer Ashley Kelly of Wrenn Rescues (in Los Angeles) came across a Facebook message last Saturday night about a kitten in need of rescue.
The resident who discovered the cat heard its cries and followed the sound to the backyard.
"The nice lady put her in a warm place, looked mum, but mum never came."
Ashley had no idea anything different about this kitten and neither did the resident who found her.
When she came home, made a bottle and got ready to feed and assess the cub - the cat had a split nose.
She has a small hole in the roof of her throat with a cleft nose, so it is not safe to feed her from the bottle. She needs tube feeding.
After getting a full belly, the cat settled into her warm warm bed and fell asleep.
They decide to call her Aela to clarify her warrior spirit.
Aela may be short, but she has strong lungs and is never shy about expressing her opinions. Once fed, she is satisfied and ready for some cuddly burrito with her adoptive mother.
In a few days, the young tiger cat arrived at the 100g club.
Little Aela is making progress every day, showing everyone that she is a fight to be reckoned with and that she deserves life and love.