Since we were told the Crochet’s story and its survival in the streets on three legs, a beautiful ending occurred. It seems that is exactly what this courageous cat was looking for: to live inside.
At the moment, he is still recuperating at the Animal Network Rescue shelter (see photo) and being consoled by every volunteer passing by. He certainly answers back by purring loudly.
This cat escaped the harsh cold spell we are having presently and we must admit, Mylène the rescuer did a good job, first of feeding him for years and then taking him in when his cut leg started bleeding. With the shelters in this area full to capacity, it was a “tour de force”. Let’s say however, that the cat helped its cause. After being on his own for so long, he did not developed a fear of humans like many strays do. He cooperated every step of the way.
The vet who examined Crochet seems to think he was born with a missing leg. It sometimes happen that a mother cat giving birth alone in the wild will sense a situation of breech and will pull on the kitten’s leg to take it out. Being very fragile, the tip of the leg snaps.
But the mystery remains, how did Crochet survived so long on the streets, how did he stay so cool with humans and if he was born outside, how come he loves it so much in a cage in the warm shelter ? Is it a sense of security?
Another cat, another ending
Last week, I gave you the story of the cat searching for food in the recycling bin. The rescue was not so successful. The rescuer coaxed him inside her building but then the cat felt trapped and started howling so noisily that the other tenants complained. She had to open the door and let him go.
This cat panicked, scratched the rescuer. Was it mishandling of the cat or just the cat bad temperament ? In any case, the cat will spend the winter outside. We only can hope he finds a good soul to provide some dry food. The rescuer claims she saw ladies going around the neighborhood distributing food to strays. Will there be another rescue attempt? One thing is sure, at that time, we will need a place in a shelter to put the cat.