On Valentine’s Day, a woman who is also a foster volunteer with Un Chat à la Fois, a kitten rescue in Quebecheard, got a very unexpected knock on her door. She heard crying coming from her backyard and found a scared little ginger cat standing in the snow and cold weather.
The little cat pawed at her door, and started meowing as though he is screaming out for help. When the woman found him she messaged Marie Simard, who is the founder of Un Chat à la Fois with a photo of the cat. Simard added that, “She said she knew we were not taking adult cats and was looking to help him. As soon as I saw the picture it broke my heart, and I told her to take him to our partner clinic so he could be evaluated.”
“His face said everything that needed to be said. He stayed in front of her door for a while, and as soon as I told her to get him, he didn’t try to get away,” Simard added.
Once they arrived at the clinic, the vet discovered that the poor cat was indeed in need of help and serious help. They discovered that the poor help seeker was covered in bite wounds, fleas and ticks and was suffering from frostbite, rotten teeth and diabetes. If the stray hadn’t asked for help or was not helped when he was, there was no way he would have made it through another freezing day of winter.
Despite his weakened state and in pain, the adorable cat only showed how grateful and loving he was. “He was very nice to the employees at the clinic,” Simard said. “He would take his paw out of the cage at the vet so the people would pet him.”
The adorable loving cat was named Aslan, after the lion in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series to represent his bravery. Aslan was treated for a few days at the clinic and when his health improved, he was giving a loving foster home, where he quickly became friends with his new mom’s cats.
The grateful kitty made sure to show his foster mom each and every day just how grateful he is for a warm and safe home. "He’s a very affectionate cat," Simard said. "He likes to sleep close to his foster mom.”
When the time came for Aslan to find a forever home, his foster mom couldn’t bring herself to separate him from his new sister and fellow rescue cat, Cleo. “He would just sleep next to her, groom her and she would groom him,” Simard said. “It made sense to have them stay together — two rescue cats who had a tough life.”