On Valentine’s Day last year, a lady in Quebec, Canada, was startled when she heard weeping noises coming from her backyard.
A little orange tabby cat stood in the snow, appearing as though it needed some TLC, so she went outside to see what was up with it.
The cat meowed and pawed at the door as if to say ‘help,’ and she opened it.
It was the lady, who was a foster volunteer with Un Chat Aux Folles in Quebec, who sent a picture of the cat to Un Chat Aux Folles founder Marie Simard through message on Facebook.
Since of the cat’s amiable demeanor, it was first assumed that he had been separated from his owner. However, because he lacked a microchip and had not been neutered, Marie couldn’t be certain that he had ever been properly cared for.
According to Simard, founder of Un Chat à la Fois, “she claimed she was aware that we would not accept adult cats and that she was seeking for a way to rescue him.”
After seeing the photo, my heart sank for her, and I advised her to take him to our partner facility so that he could be assessed.
“The expression on his face conveyed all that needed to be said,” she said. I instructed her to fetch him, and he didn’t attempt to flee when he saw me standing in front of her door for a few minutes.
The veterinarian at the clinic determined that the cat did, in fact, need assistance.
The poor stray was covered in bite wounds, fleas, and ticks, and he was also suffering from frostbite, bad teeth, and diabetes, to name a few ailments.
Simard was certain that if the kitten hadn’t demanded the attention he so urgently needed that day, he would not have been able to survive the very harsh winter.
The cat was overjoyed to just be back in the company of humans.
According to Simard, “He was really kind to the clinic’s personnel.” In order to get others to pet him, he would take his paw out of the cage at the veterinarian.
Simard called the cat Aslan after the lion from the “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, which inspired Simard’s creation.
After a few days, Aslan’s health began to improve, and he was placed in a foster family, where he instantly made friends with his new siblings and began to thrive.
Aslan made certain that his foster mother understood how relieved he was to be secure and comfortable.
The cat, according to Simard, is “very cuddly.” “He like to sleep in close proximity to his foster mother.”
Aslan’s new owner couldn’t bring herself to remove him from his new sister cat, Cleo, since they were so attached to each other.
“He’d simply lay next to her, groom her, and she’d groom him,” Simard described the relationship. “It seemed logical to keep them together – they were both rescue cats who had had a difficult upbringing.”
We’re so happy for this sweet lion boy.