A kitten with a gray coat was taken to the vet after volunteers from the Reflex Adoption shelter detected a worrying tumor on her body. The young feline would have been the victim of an attack orchestrated by a raptor. Surgery was needed to save him. Karine, who then welcomed him for the time to find him the ideal family, told his story to the editorial team of Woopets.
” Luck is a bird waiting for the bird catcher to come as the Latin poet so aptly pointed out Ausonius. “Luck” and “bird”, 2 entities with which a kitten has been confronted during the first months of its existence.
The little ball of fur, lost and lonely, was discovered by a lady living near the forest. Unable to keep her, the good soul immediately took her to the Réflexe Adoption refuge, in Merville (Hauts-de-France). As he arrived, the volunteers fixed their gaze on a strange mass, the size of a ping-pong ball, firmly clinging to his side.
The hypothesis put forward? An abscess. To get to the bottom of it, the young feline had his first visit to a partner veterinarian of the association. Verdict? This ball nestled under the skin remained a mystery… Only surgery could bring the end of the story.
“A ticking time bomb that would have exploded at any time”
During the operation, which lasted almost 2h40, the practitioner obtained the much-awaited answer. His courageous patient with the long mustache suffered from a major abdominal hernia with an occlusion of the spleen.
The knife wounds needed to save him left a massive scar on his youthful body. But how the hell did this kitten get here?
During the medical examination, the veterinarian detected a constellation of scars that could correspond to the talons of a raptor. However, the woman who picked it up near her home rightly observed a nest of Kites in the trees. The feline would be the survivor of an attack concocted by a bird of prey.
” He managed to survive it and he grew up with itexplained his foster family to Woopets, he’d had it for a while, but he wouldn’t have lived very long. […] It was a ticking time bomb that would have exploded at any moment. »
Following this life-saving intervention, the valiant survivor took the time to get back on his feet at Karine. His epidermis was not the only one to heal properly.
His inner wounds received a deep dressing; his tribulations in the woods now represent only bad and distant memories…
The kitten was adopted
After so many misadventures despite his young age (currently 6 months), the kitten is doing wonderfully. He is now out of danger. Accustomed to the presence of congeners and dogs, vaccinated as well as identified, he patiently waited for his loving family forever.
A wish that her foster mother hoped to see come true one day. ” That’s all I wish him, a long life! He remains a little fearful if we come too quickly on himshe said, but otherwise he hugs me, he purrs… He’s adorable! »
And that day has arrived: the animal was adopted during the month of March 2022!
Little anecdote and not the least: the feline particularly likes to look through the window. ” It makes me laughtold Karine with humour, because when he looks at the birds outside, I tell myself that he has a big desire for revenge! »
After reading this article, one question must certainly burn your lips: how did the volunteers name their protege?
The kitten had the luck of escaping the powerful claws of a raptor who had chosen him for dinner, the luck of having crossed paths with a caring person who entrusted him to a shelter, the luck of having survived a “ticking time bomb” fixed in his flesh, the luck of having been cared for and pampered by a foster family… You guessed it, this little warrior was baptized ” Chance “.
” Life is a chance, seize it “, had estimated Mother Theresa. All that remains is to wish good luck to this lucky ship’s boy, who, thanks to the dedication of the volunteers, has won a ticket for the most marvelous of journeys: life.
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Photo credits: Refuge Réflexe Adoption