Lady Soothed ‘Scruffy’ Cat As She Tried To Spring Him From Shelter

| Published on February 25, 2024

The compassionate team at Cats of San Bernardino frequently visits shelters to rescue cats slated for euthanasia. During one of these missions, they came across a unique cat named Prometheus. Isolated in his shelter cage, it was evident that Prometheus was suffering from an issue with his paw. His coat was tangled and unkempt, and the marks of a difficult past were visible on his body. Understanding the urgency of his situation, the rescuers decided to intervene promptly. They took Prometheus into their care for fostering, with the hope of finding him a loving forever home in the near future.

Once in the care of his rescuers, they assessed Prometheus’s needs and discovered that his fur was severely matted. The first priority was to give him a haircut as soon as possible, transforming his appearance into a little lion. Next, it was time for Prometheus to undergo paw surgery. Thankfully, the surgery was a success, and his paw completely recovered.

With Prometheus on the mend, his story was shared on Instagram, which led to numerous adoption applications. When the rescuers spoke to a woman named Carrie, they knew they had found the perfect match for the deserving cat. Carrie and her husband immediately felt a connection with Prometheus and knew they needed him in their lives.

The bond between Prometheus and his new family was apparent from the start. He would groom and lick their dog, April, as a sign of affection, even though she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. The family jokingly referred to Prometheus as a “cog,” a cat who thinks he’s a dog. His playful and loving nature quickly made him a beloved member of the household.

Prometheus also displayed a strong food motivation, likely stemming from his time in the shelter. He would anxiously wait by the automatic feeder, worried that he might not get to eat again. This behavior was difficult for his new family to witness, but they knew that with time and love, he would begin to feel secure.

Over time, Prometheus’s true personality emerged. He became a goofy, attention-seeking cat who loved to play and show affection. His family was overjoyed to see him sleeping comfortably and no longer on edge. Prometheus had finally found his forever home, filling a hole in the family’s hearts they never knew they had.

From Prometheus’s humble beginnings in a shelter with an injured paw to finding his perfect forever home, the cat’s journey is a heartwarming reminder of the impact we can have on the lives of animals in need. Thank you to Carrie and her husband for taking a chance on this wonderful little ‘lion.’

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