As animal lovers, it can be near impossible to resist going out of our way to help an animal in need. Whether that means rescuing a lost dog and doing whatever it take to find their home, or alerting wildlife rehabilitators to a baby squirrel that has lost its mother, there is no task to great or small when it comes to lending a hand. Sometimes, this even means helping animals while out on vacation – just take a look at this story from Imgur user spicyadhesive who did something incredible for a stray cat she met while on vacation in Cyprus.

On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which was already home to a large number of stray animals, the number of abandoned dogs and cats has nearly doubled since the recent financial crisis. Although it is still a nice place to vacation, this woman was absolutely unable to turn a blind eye to the plight of these suffering strays.

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She spotted a skinny orange cat hiding among the dumpsters, her heart went out to him.

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She writes, “George was a skinny, frightened street cat from Cyprus. He lived alone and afraid amongst the rubbish.”

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“When I saw him, I loved him instantly.”

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“I spent my holiday feeding and cuddling this beautiful cat, who repaid me with unconditional affection and an unbreakable bond.”

 

geor2When it came time to leave, she couldn’t leave him behind:”I fought against every obstacle – researching how to get him out of Cyprus, transporting him to the vet in a rabbit cage when there was no other way… and I gladly parted with every penny I had.”

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Today, George enjoys the sweet life, living with his new family in the UK.

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Thanks to his new mama, he enjoys a world full of kisses and cuddles.

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This sweet fella doesn’t have to worry about having to eat from the garbage ever again.

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As they say, saving one animal might not change the world – but for that animal, certainly their entire world has changed.

All image source: Imgur

 

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