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Mother Cat Brings Her Ill Kitten To The Hospital, Medics Rush To Help Them
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Mother Cat Brings Her Ill Kitten To The Hospital, Medics Rush To Help Them

Recently, photos taken at one Istanbul hospital’s emergency room made a round on social media. The snaps that were shared by Merve Özcan on Twitter show a mother cat bringing her sick kitten to the human hospital. The paramedics can be seen surrounding the poor mama cat and petting her.

Luckily, the Turkish people are known for their love and respect for stray animals and they provided the cats with the necessary help. The kitten is now fine and no CAT scans were required.

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Recently, in Istanbul, a stray cat mom took her baby kitten to the ER

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Shared by thousands of people on Turkish social media and liked by more than 82k people on Reddit, the story made many’s hearts warm. In the photos shared on Twitter, a baby kitten is seen carried by its mama to the human emergency room. “Today we were in the emergency room of the hospital when a cat rushed to bring her offspring in her mouth,” Merve Özcan, who originally shared the photos, wrote.

The photos that made a round on social media show paramedics huddled around the cats

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The Turkish media reports that the medics intervened immediately and checked the kitten for obvious health issues. The mother cat was following her baby around and did not let it out of her sight.

While the kitten was being cared for, the mama cat was given milk and food

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Local media writes that while the baby was being cared for, the medics gave its mother some milk and food to make her more relaxed and comfortable. The Turks have long been known for their love and care for stray animals, with many leaving out food and water for them on the streets.

After the intervention of human doctors, the two cats were directed to a vet

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Luckily, as Turkish media reported, both cats seemed fine, but were still directed to the vet just to be sure that the mother and kitten duo are in good health.

The event was all over Turkish news outlets and social media

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People on Reddit praised the paramedics and hospital staff at the Istanbul hospital for their kind actions. Some also remembered stories of their own where people helped animals in need. “This happened in my hometown with a birthing cat. She had problems and walked up to the hospital and started to meow. They helped her and she is now the pet of the doctor who called the vet,” one Reddit user shared.

Here’s what people on social media said

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Shart
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2 years ago

Hell in america they would have billed the cat 50,000 dollars for the milk alone

TheHerplover
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2 years ago

Plus tax

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Esca Sav
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2 years ago

My sister lives in Turkey. She says the entire neighborhood takes care of the cats because they keep the rats off the streets! Win win! (Except for the rats...)

Carol Emory
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2 years ago

Probably a lesson held over from the Black Plague. The whole reason the Black Plague took so many lives was because not only were people unaware that it was the fleas on the rats, not the rats themselves, that carried the plague, but there was a fear of cats in Europe at the time because it was felt that cats were familiars for witches..so many of the cats were destroyed leaving the rats to roam free, unhindered. It may be that the people of Turkey know that keeping the cats around keeps humans healthy as well.

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Henry Tuttle
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2 years ago

I will add big pluses for the Turkish people in my mental book of countries.

Fay Khoury
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2 years ago

Thank you I love animals makes me sick to see them homeless and abused they need love good home and food.

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Shart
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2 years ago

Hell in america they would have billed the cat 50,000 dollars for the milk alone

TheHerplover
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2 years ago

Plus tax

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Esca Sav
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister lives in Turkey. She says the entire neighborhood takes care of the cats because they keep the rats off the streets! Win win! (Except for the rats...)

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably a lesson held over from the Black Plague. The whole reason the Black Plague took so many lives was because not only were people unaware that it was the fleas on the rats, not the rats themselves, that carried the plague, but there was a fear of cats in Europe at the time because it was felt that cats were familiars for witches..so many of the cats were destroyed leaving the rats to roam free, unhindered. It may be that the people of Turkey know that keeping the cats around keeps humans healthy as well.

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Henry Tuttle
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2 years ago

I will add big pluses for the Turkish people in my mental book of countries.

Fay Khoury
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you I love animals makes me sick to see them homeless and abused they need love good home and food.

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