Wolfie, an adorable grey kitten with a cleft lip, experienced the worst “humankind” had to offer during the first 4 months of his short life.
Born a stray, he had no clue what the safety and comfort of being loved held.
To make matters worse, someone had shamefully abused him.
When he was finally caught and brought to the veterinarian, his frail body told a tale of sadness and neglect.
Wolfie was underweight, had old injuries to his legs and hips, was blind in his left eye and numerous teeth were chipped and cracked.
There were also visual scars present on his tiny body.
At only 12-weeks-old he already had heartbreaking scars.
He would need a special human to help him if he was going to survive.
Fate was finally smiling up the young kitten and his story was brought to the attention of Tara Kay.
The purrfect person to step in on Wolfie’s behalf, Tara is the founder of The Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts.
“The Odd Cat Sanctuary is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) feline rescue organization.”
“It was started in 2015, so that we could help kittens and cats with “challenges” or that have been neglected. We lovingly refer to them as “Odd Cats”.”
Wolfie joined the Odd Cat family in the beginning of October 2018.
Only a few days later and he was already starting to enjoy being a kitten as much as his injuries would allow.
He even got to indulge in some catnip “therapy”. =)
It made all the difference in the world just having someone to love him.
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Wolfie had a long way to go to fully heal though.
Tara knew his eye would require special attention but they’d have to wait until his doctors gave the approval to move forward.
It was too risky to proceed with the additional injuries he’d sustained.
He was neutered on October 8th. While at the vet, Tara received devastating confirmation on his other injuries.
Wolfie had a tumor in the globe of his eye, a broken pelvis and his right tibia was fractured.
Even with the extent of his older injuries, it’s amazing he didn’t need to be on continuous pain medications!
He would simply roll around without a care in the world.
Through all of it he never stopped purring, playing or welcoming snuggles.
The handsome little boy even got his very own Instagram page, like many of the other “Odd Cat” alum.
It’s an amazing thing that he was able to trust humans again.
Tara was insistent on taking Wolfie to see an eye specialist.
The Opthalmologist would be able to determine if there was any way to save his eye. Sadly, even the doctor was shocked at what he saw.
Wolfie’s eye was separated into layers, something he’d never seen before.
He would need to have it surgically removed.
The procedure was scheduled for November 8th.
For the next few weeks, Wolfie continued to simply enjoy life like a kitten should.
He loved playing with toys and even allowed them to dress in him a cute outfit or two for Halloween.
This made it even more disheartening that someone could harm such a sweet and chill cat.
The day finally arrived for his surgery appointment.
Tara dropped the baby boy off and nervously awaited the outcome.
The 12,500 followers the playful kitten had garnered from his Instagram page, were right along with her.
Posting that afternoon, Tara happily announced that Wolfie had come through like a champ!
He would spend the next day in the ICU to ensure there were no complications. However, there was one piece of bad news.
During more extensive x-rays taken while under anesthesia, they discovered BOTH of Wolfie’s hips were broken!
After he heals from the eye enucleation, they will make a decision on how to deal with the hip and leg damage.
Just a couple of hours ago, Wolfie’s supporters were treated to his cute little face again. He was home from the hospital and looking great!
Extensive surgery hasn’t changed Wolfie’s demeanor a bit though.
“For all he has been though he’s the happiest sweetest guy”, says Tara. “He wraps his paws around your neck and pulls tight.”
His new friends and fans have been amazingly supportive throughout his ordeal. And he’s got some talented fans out there!!!
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Be sure to follow Wolfie on Instagram @meetwolftheoddcat for all his future successes!
If you are interested in opening your doors to one of the many beautiful Odd Cats up for adoption, please visit their site here.
Thank you as always to Tara and The Odd Cat Sanctuary folks for everything you do for the furbabies!
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!