One cold winter day, a woman heard strange noises coming from her backyard. She went to check it out and was surprised to see a stray orange tabby cat standing in the cold snow.
He was waiting outside her window and begged to come in to keep from the cold.
She immediately opened the door to let the cold feral cat in, there was no way she’d leave it out in the snow. She then took a picture of the ailing cat and contacted Marie Simard, founder of Un Chat à la Fois (Once Cat) a rescue shelter in Québec, Canada, who told her right away. Immediately take the cat to the vet.
Marie said: “It was heartbreaking to see it, so I told her to take this stray cat to the vet and less than 30 minutes later it was at our partner clinic. When he went to the vet, he was very easygoing, he let the vet check his health, do blood tests and take X-rays.” They discovered he was covered with flea and tick bites, and was suffering from frostbite, ʀᴏᴛᴛᴇɴ teeth and diabetes.
The vet explained that if he hadn’t asked for help, there was no way he would have made it through the cold winter. They decided to name the cat “Aslan” in honor of the lion in the story of Narnia. Marie explained: “We thought it was a lost cat because it was too friendly to be born outside. He has no microchip and is not castrated. We assume he was left behind by irresponsible owners. We have a lot of cats left behind who can’t afford a vet. We checked everywhere for a missing cat but found nothing.”
After a few days of care and love at the clinic, Aslan’s health improved and he was transferred to a foster home, where he could spend time recuperating in a loving environment.
But when the time came for him to be adopted, his adoptive mother said that he had found his home, he was already where he was supposed to be.
Aslan is a very affectionate cat. He forgets about his outdoor life and doesn’t try to go outside. He loves sleeping on his pillow and he loves cuddling. Aslan loves his adoptive mother very much and makes sure she knows how happy he is to be with her.
It’s good to know that Aslan is living his best life with all the luxury he deserves and is part of a caring family that loves him dearly.
He was no longer a feral cat.