New Jersey rescuer and pet sitter, Whitney Malin, has rescued a large orange tabby named Garfield, who has the incredible ability to transform.
He has lived outdoors for many years and is trying to survive with a severe wound on his back. Thanks to lifeguards, veterinarians and lots of love, he has grown into a healthy and beloved domestic cat.
Malin is very hopeful that Garfield will learn to trust people after the treatment. Then she hopes he will start a new life in the house with a loving family. Miraculously, that’s just what happened. First, the rescuers trapped Garfield and saw the state of his infected wound. It was one of the worst they had ever seen. Due to the ᴅᴇᴀᴅ tissue, there are many maggots. The cat’s wound is literally being eaten alive.
You can imagine how the poor cat must have suffered. Fortunately, Malin knows a compassionate veterinarian, Dr. Morkos, who they believe can help. She considers him a “miracle worker” who goes above and beyond the cats. Garfield can get the care he needs through donations. The vet started cleaning the sizable wound, which took half an hour. The team then cleared the infection and larvae from the cat’s system.
After the surgery, Garfield overcame it all and was eating well, which is always a hopeful sign. He recovered and soon he went to a foster home with Laura and Josh, who began work trying to fit in with the big tabby. With the love and patience of his adoptive family, the big cat quickly adapted to life in the house. He was naughty, chasing his tail, playing with toys and even getting his head scratched. That’s the result everyone was hoping for!
Malin was happy to see the cat as friendly as she expected. About six months on, Garfield meets his newly adopted family with Cory and Guy. After an extremely difficult time on the street, he won’t have any worries anymore.
His new family calls him Freddy Van Gogh, and he’s living his best life thanks to so many caring people.