The age-old saying goes “curiosity killed the cat.” Luckily, rescuers saved this cat before his curiosity killed him. As they solved one problem, a much bigger one developed with his rescue
Like any stray cat, this one would do anything he could to find his meals. Rummaging through garbage cans, this cat nearly killed himself.
The cat barely being able to breathe, an empty tape roll wrapped around his neck. In order to catch the cat and get help for it, they set up a trap. Ignoring the crate, the cat stayed in the exact same spot.
Finding another way to catch him, Chris brought out a net. Though it was a struggle, he eventually caught the cat and put him in the crate. Then, they drove off to the vet.
Arriving at the vet, they realized the situation was worse than they originally thought. The doctor removed the tape roll. Because it had been there for so long, the cat’s neck had an infection.
On top of all this, they found out the cat was extremely dehydrated. With lots of recoveries ahead of him, looking into the cat’s eyes you could tell he was sick.
Feeling great connections with the cat, Chris and Kimberly decided to adopt him. Because they found him on Valentine’s day, they named him Valentine.
After being treated for some time, Valentine gained enough strength to go home. Originally, Valentine seemed pretty skittish. This probably happened because he never experienced affection.
Deciding the would not give up on Valentine, Chris and Kimberly saw him becoming more affectionate.
With a little bit of time and lots of love, Valentine learned to receive and give affection.