This ginger cat was left with aan eye that was severely injured and semi paralyzed after being horrifically abused.
it was then that he met the right human who gave him love and patience, and he began to heal and once again, learned how to walk!
“My sister Clarina Hanekom was visiting me when she got a call about the cat,” Jo-Marié Aproskie explained to Love Meow.
Hanekom, who is founder of Tin Can Town, found the poor kitty and took him to the vet for emergency care.
The vets weren’t able save his eye but did save his life. The poor ginger went through hell, but yet, he still purred and purred and loved anyone who came along to show him a little affection!
He wasn’t able to move his left front and hind legs, so after he was released from the hospital, he went straight into a foster home where he could be looked after and cared for.
“I went to visit him in the hospital with my sister and he was such a special boy and always wanted love. I decided to foster him,” Jo-Marié explained.
She began giving the kitty physical therapy with different exercises twice a day.
“He was a very good patient,” she stated. “He made huge progress with his physical exercises, and got better every day.”
Just three weeks after the kitty arrived at his foster home, he was able to walk normally once again.
“He picked up weight and was a healthy boy.”
One day, the timehad come for the ginger boy to go to his forever loving home. However, the kitty had a very different idea and pulled a sneaky and hilarious tactic.
When Jo-Marié’s sister came to get the kitty prepared for his new home, the smart feline would suddenly walk with a slight limp as if he was telling his humans he wasn’t quite ready to leave!
“I found it very weird as he was completely fine when my sister was not here. Maybe he was trying to tell us he wanted to stay.”
Well, to make a long story short, the tactic worked.
Right after her sister left, the ginger kitty flopped on his back and asked for some belly rubs. It was then that the sneaky little devil sealed the deal for her.
He has now been named Kerneels, and he is there to stay forever.
“I’m a foster failure,” Jo-Marié went on to say.
Kerneels had a disastrou start in life, but when his foster mom took him into her loving home, he knew right then and there that he wasn’t going anywhere.
“The one eye doesn’t put him off at all. He plays, runs, eats and sleeps like any cat. He even loves the dogs to bits.”
Kerneels knew he found his forever home from the very start.
Now he gets to grow old with all the love and support he could possibly handle.