When they found Eleanor the cat she was badly injured and in a critical condition. She was tied inside a garbage bag hoping for someone to come and rescue her. According to
gadshanks some psychopath beat her until she couldn’t move anymore. Luckily, there are still good people who cares for animals. A police officer found and brought her to the nearest animal hospital.
Eleanor was first found tied inside a garbage bag in a dumpster, semi-conscious. The police brought her in to the animal hospital where I work and while we did not know what had happened to her, it was clear there was significant head trauma. It looked like someone had kicked her in the head. We put her in the oxygen chamber but couldn’t take x-rays because she was not strong enough for it. No one expected her to make it through the night.
The next day Eleanor was looking a bit better but was still head-pressing almost constantly. Her right eye was completely red and she had bloody nasal discharge. The only way she would eat was if someone was petting her. Even through all the pain, she still purred when she was pet. I started to develop a real affection for this little kitty.
So I offered to foster her! I took her home with me and kept her segregated from my other cat in order to give her time to quietly heal. It was frustrating keeping part of my house closed off, and my other cat was going nuts through the whole ordeal.
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Eventually, I started letting her explore more and more of the house. She was doing so well! I couldn’t believe how much progress she had made in only one month. She still has poor balance and falls over sometimes, but it doesn’t stop her from running around and playing.
And Eleanor and my other cat, Archie, totally fell in love with each other. I decided to adopt her. I am so happy she is part of my family. I feel such a sense of responsibility towards Eleanor to make sure nothing bad ever happens to her again. Her will to survive has been truly inspiring for me.
In the end, The animal abuser was arrested and charged by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals SDG branch for incidents related to abuse of the two cats.
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