After a garage fire in Sudbury County, Ontario, Canada, firefighters discovered a stray kitten last year. The 5-week-old was transported to Walden Animal Hospital, where he was found with third-degree burns to his paws, head and back.
Veterinarians came to his aid, treating his wounds and alleviating his suffering. They meticulously cleaned all the soot, bandaged it, and stayed with the kittens 24 hours a day.
Despite her ordeal, the cat expressed gratitude for being saved and clung to the staff, begging for attention.
The striped tiger cub, named Dobby, doesn’t mind the sock-like bandages on his paws and steadfastly endures any medical procedure. The workers took turns embracing him, giving him the love he desperately needed.
Rob Maguire from Manitoulin Island stumbled across Dobby’s story on social media. “Some of the first pictures show his eyes hurt,” the man said. “Part of that is what fascinates me.”
Rob had scheduled a visit to the hospital on his first day in Sudbury to get acquainted with the little miracle. “We fought the day I met him. He had bandages all over his body and all he wanted to do was play.”
The cat grabbed Rob’s arm and wouldn’t let go until he left.
Rob said: “Dobby kept clinging to my arm and I didn’t want to leave me. We looked into each other’s eyes for a long time, and he melted my heart. I feel like I’ve known him all my life.”
Rob has been following the kitten’s progress online and is constantly thinking about it. He knew that one day he would return for his little friend.