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Inspiring Burn-Survivor Cat Comforts Other Rescued Animals at Emergency Clinic

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Meet Russell, a special cat who has been helping give people hope at the North Carolina Animal Emergency Hospital.

You see Russell is a survivor of a terrible house fire that destroyed his family home and also stole the life of his doggo sibling.

Unfortunately, the hero feline suffered from second and third-degree burns as well as being dehydrated and developing fatty liver syndrome.

Things were looking very bleak for Russell, but he would not let it happen and made a strong recovery while snuggling with fellow injured and sick animals at the clinic.

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He took care of Darla the baby deer, who quickly became his favorite, as well as many dogs while they were recovering from terrible accidents and injuries.

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“He wants to be friends with every animal. He’s a very inquisitive cat. A very loving little cat.”

Vet tech Megan Maus.
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Russell took a while and many surgeries and treatments to heal, thanks to generations from the hospital’s Good Samaritan Fund, all his medical bills were covered.

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He’s also welcome to stick around since he has been comforting people who are having a bad day just by sitting with them.

“He helps give them some hope,” explained Maus. “Him being such a little cat of perseverance.”

Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Website

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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