A street cat returned to the woman who had been friendly to him, and he decided that he was ready to give up his outdoor lifestyle for good.
Earlier this year, Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal, an animal rescue organization in Montreal, Canada, observed a tomcat outside her home and reported it to the authorities. He was starving and scrounging for food in the dark.
Because the cat was extremely cautious and would not allow anyone near him, Celine decided to leave some food and water on the balcony every day, and she affectionately named him Luckyou.
“He came back to eat on a daily basis, and I saw that he was unable to seal his mouth properly. “I knew I had to do something to save him,” Celine explained in an interview.
Despite the fact that Luckyou was scared of humans, he returned every day for his meals and refreshments. As soon as it became apparent that he need medical attention, Celine put up a humane trap near the food station.
As Celine explained, “I put some snacks in there and on the same day, Luckyou stepped in (as though he was prepared to leave the streets behind).”
The cat was in poor health and was coated in filth and matting when we found him. In addition to not being able to close his mouth or bite his food (caused by infection), he had been suffering from chronic pain.
Luckyou was assessed to be seven years old at the time of testing and was found to be infected with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). “It should have come as no surprise to a tomcat who had been living outside for many years. In addition, he had oral surgery to aid in his recovery.”
Before he found his way to his rescuer, the tabby cat had had very little contact with humans in his life. Although he was initially afraid, he gradually became more accepting as his body began to mend and feel better.
“Everything went according to plan. Celine said in an interview that he has only a few teeth left and that his small tongue protrudes now, which adds to his cuteness. Luckyou has had all of the knots and mats removed, and he is now able to sleep peacefully at night.”
After receiving the medical attention he required and experiencing a taste of home with his foster family, Luckyou’s scared veneer gradually melted away, and he transformed into a purr machine.
In this video, you can follow Tabby’s journey and see how she changes: