After spending years wandering the streets and living under a staircase, a feline is overjoyed to finally have a cozy couch to call its own. This lucky cat can now nap in comfort and security, free from the dangers and uncertainties of life on the streets.
In Montreal, a stray tabby cat roamed the streets for several years, enduring Canadian winters. A kind-hearted man started feeding the poor feline regularly and even created a makeshift shelter under a staircase that the cat considered its home. However, one day, a concerned citizen named Karoline noticed the cat lying on the ground near the staircase, appearing to be in distress. Unfortunately, the frightened cat ran away as soon as she approached.
According to Celine Crom from Chatons orphelins Montréal, she found out where he was staying – a small space under the stairs that had a lot of flies and a strong smell. Apparently, the man had been living outside for years and didn’t allow people to come near him due to lack of trust.
Karoline contacted Nadia, a TNR rescuer, to help rescue a cat in need. When Nadia arrived, she noticed that the cat was in poor condition and required urgent medical care. The cat had scars on its ears from frostbite and walked with its head down. Recognizing that the cat needed to be saved from its living conditions, Nadia stayed for over 12 hours to ensure its safety. Celine shared with Love Meow about the rescue mission.
After a considerable amount of hard work and assistance from the kind man who provided food for the cat, they were able to capture the tabby. The group then made their way to Chatons orphelins Montréal with Ferdinand Bullion in tow. Despite his fear and apprehension due to the unfamiliar surroundings, they decided to name him Ferdinand Bullion. Upon examination, it was discovered that he was approximately eight years old, extremely malnourished, tested positive for FIv, had severe mouth infections, and was suffering from various other health problems, as reported by Celine.
Bullion underwent dental surgery to remove all of his teeth and had his matted fur shaved off, which freed him from pain and allowed him to finally get some rest. In addition, he was treated for thyroid and stomach problems for a period of about one month. Thanks to the excellent care he received, Bullion started gaining weight, and his beautiful fur began to grow back. He was now ready to learn how to socialize.
Alvin and Morgane, who are foster volunteers for the rescue organization, decided to take Bullion under their care. They spent a considerable amount of time with him every day, making sure that he feels comfortable and safe around them. It took a lot of patience and kindness, along with numerous treats, but Bullion gradually began to trust them. Initially, he would hide in a corner, but as he became more familiar with his foster carers, he started snuggling on their laps and allowing them to hold him in their arms.
Upon his arrival, he exhibited a melancholic and aloof behavior. He had lost faith in the outside world and its inhabitants to ensure his survival. However, Celine recounted that they had to reassure him and demonstrate that things were looking up for him. Thanks to the tireless efforts of his foster family, he gradually became more composed and at ease. Eventually, he even formed bonds with other feline foster companions and let down his guard.
In recent months, Bullion has made remarkable strides and developed a sense of self-assurance. The couch is his favorite napping spot, where he often snuggles up in a cozy blanket. Though he is still getting accustomed to playing, he occasionally finds pleasure in engaging with toys.
Bullion’s life has taken a turn for the better as he now struts confidently with his head and tail held high. He even gets to share the couch with his feline buddies and bask in the sun by the window without a care in the world. Gone are the days of wandering the streets as Bullion is now living the luxurious life he always dreamed of – safe, healthy, and happy.
After going through tough times, Ferdinand Bullion deserves a fresh start and a happy future. He is in search of a warm-hearted family who can provide him with a cozy couch and shower him with love for the rest of his life.