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Woman hears desperate knocking at window, what she discovers leaves her stunned

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It was just a normal day for a woman in Canada until she heard the sound of desperate knocking at her window, which led to a frantic life-saving dash to the vet.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 05/02/2021, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

It was a cold, snowy day in Quebec, Canada, when the lady heard the sound of knocking at her window.

She went to take a closer look and was both shocked and heartbroken at what she saw looking back at her through the window.

Frozen feline

The lady was heartbroken to see a big ginger cat in the snow pawing at her window. She immediately called Un Chat à la Fois, a local cat shelter. The lady was asked to take the cat to the vet as soon as possible. Just half an hour later, the cat arrived at the vet ready to be seen. 

Despite being seriously ill, the cat was very easy-going and let the vet give him a thorough check over, including taking X-rays and doing a blood test. But while he was now in safe hands, there were concerns that the cuddly feline might not pull through. After all, if the cat had waited any longer to ask for help, he would have likely not survived the winter temperatures.

Feline fighter

Named Aslan after the lion from the Chronicles of Narnia, the cat did get better. But cat rescuer Marie Simard, who took Aslan into her care, had no idea who owned him. He didn’t have a collar or microchip but also didn’t appear feral. Marie suspected he might have got lost or left behind by an irresponsible owner. Nevertheless, she thoroughly checked everywhere to see if anyone had lost a cat matching Aslan’s description but with no success. 

While Marie wasn’t able to track down his owners, she has made sure Aslan has a safe and warm place to stay this winter - at her house. He’s also now on a strict diet for his diabetes, but Marie has to keep a close eye on her plate, or Aslan will pinch her food.

When he’s not eyeing up her food, Aslan likes lots of cuddles with Marie but has no interest in going outside. Perhaps his stint out in the cold has put him off!