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Queen cat visits A&E with her poorly baby, and gets some unexpected treatment

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Istanbul's love for its stray animals is growing. Last month, the city was uplifted by the efforts of a medical team working to save the life of an unexpected patient.

By Nick Whittle , 5 May 2020

It is not often that hospitals in the UK admit pets, well or poorly. And it is even less common for a stray to be seen wandering the corridors of our NHS bastions. But in Istanbul, Turkey, such sights are commonplace.

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On this occasion, the stray that was spotted in the hallway of the city’s A&E department was carrying its kitten, and the kitten required medical help.

Patient cat

Was the kitten’s mother aware of where she was? Or that she had arrived at the very place in which she may receive medical assistance? Unlikely. Although such a thing cannot be ruled out.

Regardless of the wheres and hows, there she was, kitten in mouth, demanding to be seen!

Despite trying to maintain order in a hospital wracked by the C-19 pandemic, medics quickly attended to the cat and its kitten. Doctors even fed the queen some milk to keep her calm, according to The Metro.

Although it was not clear how poorly the kitten was, doctors quickly administered aid before sending the cat to the nearest vets.

The cat and her kitten will at least now be in the best hands.