A stray cat with a sad face was found wandering the streets. He was in a terrible shape with a crushed spine, puncture wounds and a cauliflower ear.
Meet Benben the cat.
The sad looking cat was discovered by someone from Canada’s BCSPCA and immediately taken to the emergency vet clinic. After making sure he was stabilized the officer brought the cat back to the BCSPCA office; however, one of the staff at the hospital couldn’t get Benben out of her mind.
“I see many traumas in my field of work, and when this little guy came to the clinic I just couldn’t let him go,” Sandy told The Dodo.
Although Benben had a sad looking face, Sandy fell in love with his adorable face and sweet disposition.
She kept tabs on him even after he left the emergency vet clinic where she works. When she told Adam, her boyfriend about the quirky cat who’d stolen her heart, he quickly fell in love too.
“My girlfriend and I have a soft spot for animals that aren’t … normal,” Adam said to The Dodo. “When I first saw a picture of him at the shelter I said to her, ‘We need him.’ He broke our hearts in every conceivable way. We believed that he needed a chance to live a life.”
Despite the immediate treatment, Benben’s condition was not getting any better.
He needs to be on antibiotics for half a year. He would also have to take pain medication for the rest of his life. He was clearly in pain and the organization decided that the best option would be to put the cat down.
“When I found out the SPCA was going to euthanize him we knew we had to give him a home and a chance to be a kitten. We adopted BenBen because everyone deserves a chance!”
Even though BenBen had health issues and was a little different than most cats, Sandy and Adam wanted nothing more than to make him a member of their family. And so, just like that, the cat who seemed like a hopeless case had the best new family anyone could ever ask for.
BenBen has lived with his new mom and dad for nine months now, and he’s loving every minute of being in his new home. BenBen may have a sad-looking face, but he’s really the happiest cat, and loves playing and climbing all over anything he can find.
“He looks at obstacles as challenges and will do something repeatedly until he gets it right, like running and jumping on our couch and bed. He is such a sweetheart!”
BenBen absolutely adores people, and when his parents take him out in public, they have a hard time pulling BenBen away from all the new friends he makes. He loves car rides, his huge stuffed animals and discovering new things every day.
“To be completely honest, the only thing he DOESN’T like is getting his medication everyday,” Adam said.