Cats aren’t typically known for being overly friendly and affectionate with strangers, which is why one rescuer was stunned when she met a cat that had been shot twice.
On April 5, Gail Ventzke, co-founder of the Cats Cradle Shelter in North Dakota, got a call from mobile home park manager who had found an injured cat. Ventzke immediately rushed over and could see what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.
The injuries were clearly painful, but the cat, who was named Bullet, wasn’t aggressive with her or afraid. Instead, the sweet cat wouldn’t stop purring whenever Ventzke got near him. “Surprisingly he was doing pretty well,” said Ventzke. “It was a leg wound but he couldn’t put any weight on the leg or paw. He was very sweet, he was purring, he’s a really nice cat.”
Ventzke brought Bullet back to the shelter to treat his injuries. “After several X-rays and a thorough exam it was discovered that there were not just two holes, but there were four. It looks like he may have been shot twice,” the shelter wrote in an update to Facebook. Despite the multiple fractures and shattered bones, the team believes Bullet, who has been a perfect patient, should make a full recovery and hope to find him a loving forever home. “He’s tolerating bandage changes really well,” Ventzke says. “He’s being very cooperative… He may have used up a couple of his nine lives with those bullets but he’s going to be just fine.”
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[Featured image: Facebook/CATS Cradle Shelter]