Abused Kitten Finally Has Chance To “See” What Love Is; Never Loses His Purr Through It All

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Wolfie, an adorable grey kitten with a cleft lip, experienced the worst “humankind” had to offer during the first few months of his short life. Born a stray, he had no clue what the safety and comfort of being loved held since he was born a stray. To make matters worse, someone had shamefully abused him.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

When he was finally caught and brought to the veterinarian, his abused and frail body told a tale of sadness and neglect.

Wolfie was underweight and had old injuries to his legs and hips. He was blind in his left eye and numerous teeth were chipped and cracked. There were also visual scars present on his tiny body.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

Let that sink in…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 the horrors of his abused existence.

Fate was finally smiling up the young kitten and his story was brought to the attention of Tara Kay.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

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.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

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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I finally get to be a “kitten” ? . . . . #safe #love #happy #oddcat

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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 just too risky to proceed with the additional injuries he’d sustained.

He was neutered on October 8th, but while at the vet, Tara received devastating confirmation on his other injuries.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

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.

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

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!

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He would need to have it surgically removed, and the procedure was scheduled for November 8th.

For the next few weeks, formerly abused 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.


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It’s #friyay let’s get crazy ? . . . . #waitforit #fresh #freshy #kitten #kittenplay #ellenratemycat #someoneratemycat #haha #survivor #rescuekitty #saved #grateful @cats_of_instagram

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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. 

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Posting that afternoon, Tara happily announced that Wolfie had come through surgery 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. 

More extensive x-rays were taken while he was under anesthesia. And sadly they discovered BOTH of Wolfie’s hips were broken!

Photo courtesy of Tara Kay / The Odd Cat Sanctuary

After he heals from the eye enucleation, they will make a decision on how to deal with the hip and leg damage.

Wolfie’s supporters were treated to his cute little face again as soon as he was home from the hospital! 


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guess who’s back & resting ❤️ he’s trying to bite , play & eat! Back to his old self ? . . appreciate the continued good vibes ❤️ . . #healing #oneye #loved #happy

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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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thank you @rainbowgeddon for this amazing #fanart we love it!! ❤️?? . . . . #fanart #kind #love #happy #thankful

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Be sure to follow Wolfie on Instagram @meetwolftheoddcat for all his future successes! So if you are interested in opening your doors to one of the many beautiful Odd Cats up for adoption, please visit their site hereThank you as always to Tara and The Odd Cat Sanctuary folks for everything you do for the furbabies! 


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  1. OMGoodness he’s adorable!!! I will never understand how someone can abuse a little animal like this!! I feed the strays and ferals in my neighborhood. Recently a male tuxedo kitten showed up to eat. He was very friendly so I brought him in so I can get him neutered. I’m pretty sure he was dumped. I found a lump on his tummy. He is such a sweet baby but I’m afraid if I take him to the pound, they will euthanize them. I love him and my cats love him too but being disabled myself and on a fixed income, I can’t afford a surgery for the lump. It’s either a tumor or hernia.

    • Talk to the Humane Society or any other rescue groups in your area, call as many as you can until someone is willing to help. Tell them that you can foster him if they can provide veterinary assistance.

    • Or try talking to local vets and explain your situation and they might know of anyone who can sponsor. Or start a fundraiser for his medical bills.

  2. Thank you for showing compassion and love to this beautiful, sweet kitten. Animal abusers dhould get the same prison sentence as child abusers.

  3. Furtastic Friends. You sound like you are such a compassionate person. Please take the cat to the vet. Please don’t let him suffer. Being with him and not letting him suffer is most important.

  4. Awww this article made me cry. How any human being could be so cruel to that adorable cat is beyond me. Great to know this cat was rescued. It really riles me how animal abuse does not get taken as seriously as it should.

  5. Hey Wolfie! I know you’ll do just fine – from my own experience I can say you can live with one eye and it’s manageable 🙂
    You have found loving humans on your way and nothing will heal you better than love and wise medical care. Hugs! :*

  6. There is a special place in hell for people who abuse animals. I can’t even imagine the pain this poor baby went through and still trust humans and play and be a normal kitten . I will say this story has touched my heart and want to say bless u to all that helped him .

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