Earlier this month a kitten, who is now known as Ralphie, was found with its paws frozen to a fence in Dorcester, Boston, MA. Fortunately, a good Samaritan happened to hear the kitten’s cry and came to his rescue by freeing his feet using warm water. The few-weeks-old kitten was then taken to the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston for medical treatment. A team of vets warmed the kitten up with blankets, warm water bottles and convection heat.
The poor kitten’s paws were swollen and painful but he recovered well from his injuries. Soon after he got better and got his immunizations, he was then put up for adoption. Ralphie’s story went viral and many people fell in love with him and wanted to adopt him.
Rob Halpin, the spokesman for MSPCA said in an email: “After treatment at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center, and your coverage of his plight, the adoption applications rolled in to the MSPCA – by the hundreds.” With the hundreds of applications the MSPCA received and reviewed, the organization chose a couple from Brighton, who wants to stay anonymous, to be Ralphie’s new petparents. I am so glad that his story ended very well for him. It makes me happy to share wonderful stories like this.
A big thank you to the good Samaritan who rescued Ralphie during the critical moment of his life. He could have frozen to death easily if he wasn’t found right then. Thanks also to the vets and staff of MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston for taking good care of the young feline.
Ralphie is very lucky to survive a horrible ordeal and was able to find a new forever home right after he got better. It is great to know that there are a lot of people out there who are willing to adopt rescue animals like Ralphie. So, always remember to first check your local shelters whenever you plan on getting a new pet cat. The rescue animals that you will take in will sure thank and love you for giving them a second chance in life.
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