Rescued Cat Helps Other Kittens Get Better At The Vet.
Fergus is a beautiful white and brown cat who was treated at Oaks Veterinary Urgent Care in Agoura Hills, California, USA, for a major spinal injury. Today, this loving rescued cat works hard to help other kitties recover when they visit the clinic.
Dr. Rachel Wallach, veterinary technician at the facility, said:
“From the center of his back down, he was paralyzed.”
His recovery would be difficult and slow, but at the vet’s office, everything was riding on the little cat.
“Ferg is a Scottish Fold, so he needed a Scottish name. I enrolled him in a veterinary school in Scotland and gave him the name Fergus, which means ‘Man of Strength’.”
Dr. Rachel went on to say:
“I made some preparations, and Fergus, or Ferg as we call him, still had feeling in his back legs and tail. He couldn’t use them or move them, but he could feel them when I hit them, which indicated that he had the ability to walk and use the toilet again.”
The doctor worked on treating the urinary tract infection, and every progress the cat made was a source of joy for the clinic staff; after a few weeks, Fergus was able to stand on his own.
“I’d like to say it was related to our care, but it wasn’t. Fergus had been convinced to meet another feline friend.”
Salvador, the clinic cat, had been watching Fergus since he arrived, and it appeared they were talking; both cats began to meow.
“Salvador came over to say hello when we placed a seat in front of Fergus’ cage. Fergus got up right away. We were ecstatic!”
Fergus began making new acquaintances once he felt healthy enough to visit. When the clinic received a group of orphaned ducklings, the cat approached them and offered some warmth and compassion, and the clinic staff recognized a truly rare trait in Fergus.
Dr. Rachel went on to say:
“He came across a dog suffering from heat stroke and approached him for the day he spent with us.”
Fergus is a fantastic resource for pets visiting the veterinary clinic.
“He enjoys grooming our new pets and making sure they are comfortable. The day before my birthday, I received a call from a former colleague about ten kittens that needed a safe place to land.”
One of these young kittens was in horrible shape, and as soon as her siblings were adopted, the fluffy little kitten was left in the care of the loving Fergus.
Skywalker, a little kitten, was discovered abandoned on the side of the road. The little guy arrived almost lifeless.
“His time on the streets was over. Even with special care, the kitten was not thriving. We decided to attempt an adoption when the fleas were gone and he no longer had gastrointestinal issues.”
Fergus cared for young Skywalker, and when the kitten began to respond, feed and gradually gain strength and lead, Fergus didn’t give up on him and stayed by his side until he reached teenage age.
Oliver, a small kitten, arrived recently; his tail was damaged and had to be removed; the little one was extremely brave and meowed loudly the morning after his treatment.
Everyone at the clinic understood who was the best person to help him with his rehabilitation. When he was picked up by Fergus, the little cat snuggled in his arms and both enjoyed a long sleep.
When Fergus sees a new animal arrive at the clinic, he approaches them and tries to soothe them. This compassionate cat is only trying to return all the help he received when he arrived.