Cats are mostly independent creatures and they don’t usually give their trust to anyone. What more if it is a stray cat that is just trying to survive? Surely it would be harder for people to gain its trust.
This stray feral cat is an example.
A man happened to pass by a feral cat that got its head stuck inside a can. Probably it was just trying to lick some leftover food sticking on the can, but unfortunately for him, he got his head stuck in it instead. Coming in just at right time, the cat was lucky that this man was the one who noticed him first.
The man was more than willing to help the stuck cat.
The man decided to bring the unfortunate cat back to its car so he could get its head out safely. After a few attempts, the man managed to successfully get him out without causing him too much pain.
However, instead of getting a purr of gratitude after saving the cat from its demise, he received a furious response. The angry cat tried to get out of the car but since the car’s windows were closed, he has nowhere to go.
After seeing the cat’s wild response, the owner carefully thought of what to do next.
No matter what the guy did, the cat seemed to be overly cautious of him. As he films the angry cat on the headrest, he asks himself:
“Should I let him free? Or, should I take him with me?”
He then tried to let the cat choose whether what to do.
The man decided to give the cat a choice, whether to go free towards the cold or stay inside the car for a while. He started counting to ten. Petrified perhaps, the cat remained on the warm headrest.
The man then took the feral cat to the vet to get treated. Afterward, he took the cat home then fed him. Although, during the first few days, the man can’t help but gain scratches and bite wounds from the feral cat. However, the kind rescuer never gave up on trying to get the cat to trust him.
It only took five days until the cat finally showed appreciation to his rescuer.
The cat let the man pet him and even rubbed his head against his hands without fear. It was a wonderful story of how the man turned this wild cat into a calm, loving animal.
The cat’s savior actually owns an animal shelter.
Theoklitos Proestakis, or famously known as Takis, was the cat’s rescuer from the featured video from The Dodo. He founded the Takis Shelter, a non-profit animal shelter that currently houses over 400 dogs. Their shelter is based at Crete Island in Greece, specifically in the town of Ierapetra.
Takis was once a disc jockey, but now, he rescues strays and takes care of them on a daily basis.
It is amazing how Takis became an animal rescuer after working as a disc jockey. It seems like he loves this selfless job more, especially when he knows that he is giving a chance to every animal who deserves it. Because of his selfless sacrifices in his rescues, some people often commented about him. He wrote on his bio:
“The people, they think I’m crazy. But for me, when I see these dogs suffer from pain, they have a soul…so I want to help them. It makes me feel so good.”
If you loved this wholesome video, show your heartfelt support to Takis and his animal shelter, by subscribing to his YouTube channel. Or, drop by his website to set up a small donation that will greatly help these rescued mutts and felines.
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