The is a gloriously optimistic and charming story. Russell, a ginger tabby, was badly burned in a house fire. He lost his ears which tells you how bad it was.
He has been at a North Carolina hospital, Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care, recovering for 18 months. Demonstrating typical domestic cat resilience and charm, he has used his time there productively in befriending and supporting many other animals.
A vet tech, Megan, said that he wants to be friends with every animal. The animals you see in the photo have since moved on to new homes. Russell remains at the hospital. He has been through a lot: two surgeries and other treatments. His treatments are not finished it seems. Perhaps his place is at the hospital supporting patients. He has found his vocation!
The cost of Russell’s care has been paid for with donations. In the photo above he has made friends with Darla, a baby deer.
In the photo below he cuddles up to Roscoe, a Chihuahua, who lost his left eye in a dog attack.
Who else can I mention? Ah…a stray Labrador who was hit by a car…
And another dog….
We love cats. Is Russell another example of what some people consider to the special character of the male red tabby domestic cat? They tend to be like this.
- Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care Goos Samaritan donation page on Facebook
- Source: Cat Burned In House Fire Offers Support…..