This woman found a cat in the middle of the forest at 7 AM in horrible condition. The cat had matted fur and was covered in fleas, dirt, and ticks. His eyes were so infected that he could barely open them. Luckily, the woman spotted Lucian and helped rescue him.
At first, Lucian was very shy and did not know what to think of the whole situation. After giving him some food, his rescuer helped him get cleaned up and tried to get Lucian to warm up to her. That’s when he started purring.
“When he started purring my heart almost dropped,” the woman wrote on her TikTok rescue video.
With two hours until the vet opened, the pair patiently waited.
In another update, now just one hour until the vet opened, Lucian can be seen exploring the bathroom and getting love from his savior. He continued to purr and seemed incredibly grateful for all she had done to help him.
At the vet, Lucian got his matter fur shaved off and spent the weekend getting IV fluids to hopefully get his strength back up. The vets cleaned his wounds and removed the maggots. He got special eye drops and got his eyes cleaned out multiple times a day.
Finally, Lucian was on the road to recovery. His eyes were open, and his fur started to grow back. He was on antibiotics, and as long as his test results looked good, the rescue kitty had hope.
While he waited out at the vet to get better, his rescuer Josie always came back to check on him. He began to be playful and couldn’t wait to be brought home.
Finally, Lucian got to go home! He is so happy to be in a warm and loving home, and he is eternally grateful for his rescuer.
Now Lucian has other kitty siblings and spends his days playing and loving with his mom, Josie.
For more Lucian content, make sure to follow @justjosievisuals for more adorable videos!
According to national estimates, approximately 6.3 million companion animals are abandoned and enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. In the U.S. alone, over 5.4 million cats are killed on the side of the road. If you happen to notice a cat on the side of the road, whether or not the animal is injured, safely put on the hazard lights and pull your car completely off the road before attempting to rescue them, says the Humane Society.
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