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Recovery Of Cheeto The Kitten Goes Viral (GALLERY)

Alisa Manzelli, Global Animal

While Chase Conner was acting in an independent film, Before the Fall, in the mountains of Virginia about a month and a half ago, the 28-year-old discovered an unexpected cast member—a malnourished orange kitten, covered in filth and fleas, wandering by himself. 

Despite being away from home and living in and out of hotel rooms, the actor still managed to take in and care for the kitten named Cheeto, while documenting the entire event.

“I came up with the name Cheeto because when we first found him he was so thin,” Conner said. “When we gave him a bath, you could see when the water pushed down the fur he was skinny and orange. And his head is much larger than his body, so he looked like Chester Cheeto,” the cartoon cheetah mascot.

However, because of his busy work schedule, Conner is constantly on the road. So, the actor recently stopped into his mother’s home in Port Orange, Florida, where she quickly adopted the kitten as her own.

“I brought him home and she was like, ‘He’s mine,’” Conner joked.

The Reddit user, Chaseburger, posted the heartwarming series of photos online, which have since gone viral.

In his photo story, titled titled “The Recovery of Cheeto,” Conner introduces the touching tale, while stating, “Found this little guy a month ago while working on an independent movie in VA. He was just a bag of bones and fur. Now I’ve got a new buddy.” See the incredible photos below.

“He liked Subway or really any food at that point.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“Battling the cold, starvation, dehydration, and covered in bugs, fleebies, and his own mess- the little guy is worn out. 1 lb 2 oz.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“Nap time before bath time.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“He was covered in at least a couple hundred fleebies and serious grime. That water was clear before we dunked him.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“He spent the next week in this basket. We named him CHEETO because his body was so skinny and his head was so big in comparison- like Chester Cheetah.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“Checking out the new adjustments. He had a serious chest cold at this point and a high fever.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“This was his safe place until I got him on a plane.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“Don’t worry, I didn’t transport him in my luggage.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“We can’t get him to stop playing. After all his shots, antibiotics, food, and sleep- he’s a playful kitten again.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“My mom adopted him- well, I let him stay in her apt. for one night and that’s all it took. Cheeto’s new home!” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

 

“On to the next adventure. 5 lbs.” Photo credit: Chase Conner via Imgur: Chaseburger

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2 Responses to Recovery Of Cheeto The Kitten Goes Viral (GALLERY)

  1. Sandi Marble Standish November 19, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Omg! What a great story. Thank god for people like you. Cheeto looks like he's moving on up to the east side lol. Xo to Cheeto.

  2. Brooke Mougey on Facebook November 18, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Such a beautiful cat! Many blessings to Chase for rescuing him!