Unfortunately many older people are isolated and too old or sick to take care of themselves.
If there’s is also no family who can help out, what if the person in question has a pet?
Persian cat Sinbad lived with an elderly gentleman, but as soon as his owner became sick, there was nobody to take care of the poor cat.
Thankfully, a workman discovered Sinbad when he was in the house and called animal rights organization The Anti-Cruelty Society.
Sinbad was taken directly from his “prison” in the basement to the animal shelter, where the first task was to shave off 2.2 kilos of straggly fur from Sinbad.
At first Sinbad just looked like a pile of hair.
Nobody really knew what kind of cat he was, until the volunteers recognised a sweet and tough little persian behind all that hair.
Sinbad was in need of urgent care – but first he needed a shave.
“He was so tolerant and sweet during the grooming which was grueling. It took hours,” Elliot from the Anti-Cruelty Society says.
“We had to force feed him for a bit to make sure his digestive system would keep working and not hurt his kidneys.”
A little over 2 kilos of fur was shaved off, which was more than half of his total weight.
Soon Sinbad could move relatively freely again and begin his recovery.
As you can see, that’s a lot of fur he had removed!
Unfortunately it was soon clear that Sinbad had injured his leg as a result of malnutrition.
The leg muscles had wasted away, requiring extra love and proper medication for Sinbad to survive.
Sinbad luckily responded well to treatment.
He eventually got back his strength and lust for life – and also new soft and beautiful fur.
Elliott from the animal rights organization took Sinbad home during his vacation, so that the cat wouldn’t feel lonely at the animal shelter.
Pretty soon, he fell in love with the little fighter.
“I’m just astounded at how he just loves people, even though people haven’t always treated him very well. It’s a lesson we could all learn,” Elliot says to Lovemeow.
Now Sinbad lives with Elliot full time and will never be left alone in a cellar again.
Sinbad now even has his own Instagram-account, were thousands of strangers praise him and follow the duo’s adventures. It’s wonderful to see!
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A massive thanks to you Elliot for having such a big heart! And don’t you agree that Sinbad is a very charming and beautiful cat?
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