A neighbour was stunned to see a big orange cat pawing at her window, out in the snow, looking in a terrible state begging for help.
She took a picture of the allegedly ‘feral cat’ and contacted a local shelter in Quebec, Canada; they inmmediately came to the rescue.
Once brought to safety, a checkup found that the orange tabby, which they named Aslan in honour of the lion in The Chronicles of Narnia series, was not feral and was instead a lost cat.
The shelter looked everywhere and struggled to locate anyone missing Aslan but nobody was found.
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Due to his precarious condition it is believed that Aslan had been living on the streets for years and that he was left behind by irresponsible owners.
Aslan, who is about 7 years old, had never been microchipped nor neutered. The checkup also revealed that he had rotten teeth, frostbite, a bite wound, fleas, worms, diabetes and skin allergy.
The vet said Aslan was so sick and exhausted, he would not have survived the winter if he hadn’t received immediate attention.
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His blood work was very bad and he had to stay hospitalised a few days so he could be stabilised before going to his foster family.
Aslan has since been released to finish his recovery at a foster family who later decided to adopt him full time.
His new family say: ‘He is a very affectionate cat. He forgot his outdoor life, he doesn’t even try to go outside.”
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‘He likes to sleep on his pillow and he likes to cuddle.’