Hypatia was literally an alley cat, found in a dumpster behind my friend’s house. She was about 6 weeks old, completely malnourished, and anemic from all the fleas she had accumulated. We took her in and nursed her back to health. It didn’t take much, since she was a fighter even when we first found her - she crawled out of the bowl that we were washing her in to remove fleas and tried to escape!
Unfortunately, her brother who was equally as adorable and in just as bad condition didn’t survive his hardship.