06/15/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET
Special delivery! One cute kitten in need of a home.
Kenneth Kothe took in tortoiseshell cat Leonard when he found him abandoned in the back of his Alexander, Iowa home in 2006.
“Leonard was the runt of the litter,” he tells PEOPLE Pets. “His mother just left him on my back step and I had to bottle feed him for several weeks. He started growing from then on.”
Three months later, a healthier Leonard sat for a photo shoot inside Kothe’s mailbox.