I just caught this from one of those obscure websites out there in Cyberville and just had to share it. It was reported by Nisha Kotecha on May 9, 2016. It bolsters my faith that there are wonderful, caring people all over the world, but the news media just doesn’t introduce them to us very often.
A Royal Veterinary College student in North London found a tiny kitten in a communal trash bin and rushed him to Harmsworth Animal Hospital where x-rays revealed he had a fractured pelvis, toe injuries and both his back legs were broken. RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) vet Cat Wood operated to carefully pin the broken bones back together in hours of painstaking surgery.
Named Monty, the tiny tabby needed two weeks intensive care before he was strong enough to be looked after in foster care by a student at the RVC. Kathryn Turner, a fellow RVC student spotted Monty and knew he would be perfect for her grandparents who had lost their two cats shortly after moving to France in 2003. She FaceTimed Monty’s picture to them, and it was long-distance love at first sight.
Kathryn officially adopted Monty in October of last year before transferring ownership over to her grandmother. She personally made the 600-mile trip by car with Monty from Haywards Heath, West Sussex to her grandparent’s home in France during her Christmas break. They were received with tears of joy.
She gets letters from her grandmother reporting on Monty’s progress. Here is the content of one:
“He comes when I call him in to go to sleep and he curls up on the end of our bed. He has been known to sneak under the covers. He has settled in wonderfully. The other cats in the village are probably trying to teach him French. We absolutely adore him.”
Didn’t your mother teach you that it’s impolite not to share? Please share your experiences with us, so we, too can feel the joy that comes with loving creatures that demand so little of us.
Email your love story to firstname.lastname@example.org and who knows love and kindness may go viral. Allie