Once there, the vets quickly realized that being shoved into a backpack was only the latest act of cruelty that the animal had suffered. In fact, the cat had been the victim of a great deal of abuse. The poor animal had been starved and repeatedly injured. Indeed, Erica Coomber, the director of AAS, wasn’t sure that he would survive.
The ginger cat was blind, had head injuries and a fractured pelvis and was beset by neurological issues. These injuries had been dealt out over a long period of time, and some were still fresh. To add to that, the cat was also malnourished and weak – and he had almost suffocated while he was trapped in a bag in the garbage.
But with care from the AAS, the little purring soldier strived on. Coomber told Today that despite the cruelty, “He loves everyone,” and that he sought affection from the staff at the animal care center. A post on the AAS Facebook page said, “As soon [as he] hears or sees the animal nurses he starts purring and demands cuddles.”