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Sick And Cold Stray Cat Knocks On Woman’s Window Asking To Be Let In
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Animals, Cats1 year ago

Sick And Cold Stray Cat Knocks On Woman’s Window Asking To Be Let In

This is a story about a cat who tried his best to get by. However, life threw more at him than the little buddy could handle, so there was just one thing left for him to do—knock on doors, asking for help.

On Valentine’s Day, a woman heard strange sounds coming from her backyard. She went there to investigate and found an orange tabby, standing in the snow and pawing at her door. Meowing.

The woman took a picture and contacted Marie Simard, the founder of Un Chat à la Fois, a kitten rescue in Quebec, Canada.

“It broke my heart to see him, so I told her to take the cat to the vet and not even 30 minutes later, he was at our partner clinic,” Simard told Bored Panda.

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“He went into the carrier by himself and once he got to the vet, he was very easy-going, he let the vet do the checkup, the blood test and X-rays, the cat was not feral at all,” Simard said. She named the cat Aslan, in honor of the lion in The Chronicles of Narnia series.

“We thought he was a lost cat because he was just too friendly to be born outside. He didn’t have a microchip and was not neutered. We assumed he was left behind by irresponsible owners. We have many cats left behind by people—people that cannot afford to pay the vet care. We checked everywhere for a missing cat but we found nothing.”

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

“Aslan had rotten teeth, frostbite, a bite wound (he was bleeding somewhere on his body), fleas, worms, he had diabetes and skin allergy. His blood work was very bad and he had to stay hospitalized a few days so he could be stabilized before going to his foster family.”

“He got surgery for his rotten teeth. He also had issues with his eyes, which were taken care of with surgery.”

The vet said Aslan was so sick and exhausted, he would not have survived the winter if he hadn’t received immediate attention.

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

Aslan was really grateful to the people who answered his meow for help. Simard said he was very nice to the staff at the clinic and would stick his paw out of the cage so people could pet him.

All the love and care have helped the kitty’s health tremendously. In a few days, Aslan got better and was ready to finish his recovery at a foster home.

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

Once Aslan was fine and ready for a family, Simard told his foster parents it was time for her to post Aslan’s adoption form so people could apply. But Aslan’s foster mom told her right away that he already found his family and she would like him to stay with her. Simard agreed.

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“He had become friends with 2 rescue cats, Cleo and Jasmin. Jasmin sadly passed away, but Aslan is very close to Cleo. Aslan has a special diet due to his diabetes, but he likes food! In fact, his mom needs to closely watch her own plates because Aslan would not hesitate to steal her food. Sometimes, she makes an exception and gives him a treat.”

“Aslan is a very affectionate cat. He forgot his outdoor life, he doesn’t try to go outside. He likes to sleep on her pillow and he likes to cuddle.”

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

Image credits: One cat at a time

People were incredibly happy to hear that Aslan has recovered and is now living a happy life

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

This occurred in Canada. No wonder the cat was so polite. In all seriousness though, I’m happy this sweet boy found a home.

Kristina Funkycrew
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4 months ago

Love this ❤️

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Moo Moo Futch
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1 year ago

This is very similar to something that happened to me. A cat was outside my house one day. I petted it and assumed it belonged to a neighbour who recently moved in. I had to leave the house to go shopping so I did but when I returned that cat was still outside, in fact he came running up to me as if begging for help. I picked him up and knocked on the new neighbours but it wasn't their cat. Looked everywhere and knocked every door in my estate with that cat running behind me not wanting to leave my side. Got him to the vets and he had terrible ear mites and was so cold. We posted a picture online and tried to find his owners, no one ever came forward and he never left. We named him Simba and he was an old boy too and he would sleep next to me with his paw in my palm. He passed away after living with me for five years. I miss him.

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh--what a sweet boy. Thank you for looking after him and caring for him. He loved you so much, and you gave him a wonderful life--especially after such a difficult time. Big hug to you, Simba parent!

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Dana Grunwald
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1 year ago

I am happy Aslan found a good home now. He is a lovely kitty 💗

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

This occurred in Canada. No wonder the cat was so polite. In all seriousness though, I’m happy this sweet boy found a home.

Kristina Funkycrew
Community Member
4 months ago

Love this ❤️

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Moo Moo Futch
Community Member
1 year ago

This is very similar to something that happened to me. A cat was outside my house one day. I petted it and assumed it belonged to a neighbour who recently moved in. I had to leave the house to go shopping so I did but when I returned that cat was still outside, in fact he came running up to me as if begging for help. I picked him up and knocked on the new neighbours but it wasn't their cat. Looked everywhere and knocked every door in my estate with that cat running behind me not wanting to leave my side. Got him to the vets and he had terrible ear mites and was so cold. We posted a picture online and tried to find his owners, no one ever came forward and he never left. We named him Simba and he was an old boy too and he would sleep next to me with his paw in my palm. He passed away after living with me for five years. I miss him.

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh--what a sweet boy. Thank you for looking after him and caring for him. He loved you so much, and you gave him a wonderful life--especially after such a difficult time. Big hug to you, Simba parent!

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 year ago

I am happy Aslan found a good home now. He is a lovely kitty 💗

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