Rescued stray has only hours to live; what ensues brings his carers to tears
When the Stray Cat Rescue Team volunteers picked up this old street moggy, they knew he didn't have much time left. But what happened next had everyone in disbelief.
Published on the 27/12/2019, 20:00
A beautiful life coming to an end
Not only was he emaciated and his coat completely matted, but he was also diagnosed with FIV (cat aids), and was therefore very weak. His rescuers were sure he had only a few hours left to live.
But against all odds, Maximus refuses to admit defeat. He is fighting every day to survive: taking his medication, lapping up all the rest and warmth his foster home provides him with, and is eating with an increasingly large appetite.
An amazing turn of events
As a feral cat, he was at first very wary of people, and could even be aggressive with them when he felt threatened. But now he has understood that the people around him are only here to help. He starts purring when someone comes near him to give him fuss – something that would've never happened just a few weeks ago!
"He was so poorly and he's always been very grateful. He now looks for humans, looks for interaction with them. It's amazing to see how his trust changed," says Founder of SCRT, Lucy Strickland.
That's not all though: because the cost of Maximus’ treatment was so high, the volunteer group asked for donations through their Facebook account. The post instantly went viral, and now, over £10,000 have been raised.
We think Maximus could not be in better hands, and have a feeling 2020 will be a good year for him! Stay strong Maximus!