Recently, a fire in the household resulted in a cat, Russel, suffering from 3rd Degree burns. This resulted in the cat getting amputated at several regions when it was being treated at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care in North Carolina. Russel is now out of danger but is not completely cured. However, he visits other injured animals and shares the empathy.
Russel moves around all the while and connects with the injured animals, which provides them with moral support. He does not stop until the hospital staff gently ask him to stop.
There are bleak chances that Russel achieves a full cure, but donations pouring in from everywhere has at least helped him stay in the animal care.
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Meet Russel, a cat who survived a house fire last year
Being a permanent resident in the animal hospital, Russel started to care for other patients
“He wants to meet all our patients. He just wants to be with them”
“I don’t know if he can sense that other animals are in pain…but he does seem to have some weird knack for connecting with patients.”
“Most cats are independent and aloof, but he likes to be with other animals”
“And it’s not all about him. He really enjoys giving companionship to others”
Russel might never fully recover, but he has a good and meaningful life at the clinic
“He’s a rock star here. Everyone wants to see him. We’d be happy to keep him as our clinic mascot”