Last Updated on April 25, 2022 by Pets Feed
Russell is a cat fire survivor who now cares for other animals at a clinic while he recovers.
Russell is a cat fire survivor who now cares for other animals at a veterinary clinic. He was trapped in the rubble of his house for 4 days suffering from severe burns a few years ago.
Russell was cared for throughout this time at Emergency Animal Hospital and Urgent Care in North Carolina, USA, and while receiving treatment he helped other animals recover, according to abc11.com.
Now the same animal shelter that cared for Russell is also caring for other animals like fawn Darla who was found abandoned when she was around two weeks old.
Rescued cat now takes care of other animals
Darla was very hungry, but healthy, and Russell now has a special bond with her; They even share the bed.
The cat is still undergoing treatment for various fire injuries, but still finds the energy to approach and purr towards the other animals in the clinic to encourage them to recover.
The adorable cat helps the clinic staff by visiting the other animals in their room and reassuring them. Despite the difficulties he encounters in getting around, he is tireless.
He doesn’t take a break unless the staff gently encourages him.
A staff member said:
He wants to meet all of our patients. He just wants to be with them. I don’t know if he can sense that other animals are hurting…but he seems to have an incredible ability to connect with patients.
Russel has a long way to go and may never fully recover. Fortunately, the donations allowed her to live full time at the clinic, where she will receive the best care.
Russell has returned home to his family, where he is lovingly cared for, just as he cared for other animals in need. He always visits his friends at the clinic, who are very happy that this affectionate cat is happy.
Clinic staff said:
Russell is doing very well at home with his family. We’re still getting a few more hits from him, and we’ll continue to let everyone know how he’s doing.
Images: Facebook / Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care