Ellen DeGeneres Rescues a Sick Kitten

07/12/2011 AT 6:30 PM ET

She’s among the busiest people on TV, but Ellen DeGeneres always makes time for animals. Last week, the comedian rescued a sickly, dehydrated kitten she found at an L.A. furniture store.

DeGeneres, who has two dogs and three cats, spotted the 4-week-old kitten sitting on an ottoman. The cat was riddled with fleas, dehydrated and hungry.

The proprietor of the store informed her that the kitten came from an abandoned litter of three and that the other two cats had recently died. DeGeneres offered to take the cat and pay for its medical care, then drove the cat to the vet.