A homeless cat knocks on a woman’s door, asking to be let in because it was freezing outside
On Valentine’s Day, a lady heard tears coming from her garden. She came saw an orange tabby standing in the snow, looking untidy. The cat meowed for help as she pawed at her door. The lady, a foster member with Quebec kitten rescue Un Chat à la Fois, messaged Marie Simard with a photo of the cat.
“She said that she was aware that we would not accept adult cats and was looking for a means to rescue him,” Simard, creator of Un Chat à la Fois, told The Dodo. “As soon as I saw the photo, it broke my heart, and I recommended her to take him to our partner institution so he could be checked.”
“His expression said everything that needed to be said,” she explained. “He stood in front of her door for a while and didn’t try to leave when I told her to fetch him.” When the cat arrived at the clinic, the vet decided that he did, in fact, require assistance. He was covered with bite wounds, fleas, ticks, cold, rotten teeth, and diabetes. Simard knew that if the stray had not sought the help he required, he would not have survived another terrible winter.
Despite his weakness, the cat was simply glad to be back among humans. “He was quite nice to the clinic staff,” Simard noted. “At the vet, he’d take his paw out of the cage so the other patients could pet him.” Simard named the cat Aslan after the lion in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series. After a few days of rehabilitation at the clinic, Aslan’s health improved, and he was placed in a foster home, where he quickly made friends with his new mom’s cats.
Every day, Aslan told his foster mom how thankful he was to be safe and comfortable. He was described as “a wonderfully loving cat” by Simard. “He likes to sleep close to his foster mother.” When it came time to locate Aslan a forever home, his foster mom couldn’t handle the idea of him being separated from his new sister, Cleo, a fellow rescue cat.
Simard explained, “He’d simply sleep next to her, groom her, and she’d groom him.” “It made sense to keep them together – two rescue cats who had had a rough life.” After a year, Aslan has shown to be the best possible Valentine for his family.
Credit: Marie Simard
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