A cat was so happy to be indoors. His face lit up, and he started greeting everyone around him.
Tobias the cat@comrescuemontreal
Stefany and her mother, Johanne, have been assisting street cats in their neighborhood, getting them fixed and helping them find good homes.
In two years, they rescued over 15 cats, but every time they brought a cat inside, there seemed to be another one showing up in their backyard.
An elusive cream cat appeared one night, scrounging around for something to eat. He returned sporadically for food only when dusk fell.
He showed up on the patio for food one night@comrescuemontreal
After a while, the cat seemed to have worked up the courage to come for food in the morning and was even brave enough to approach the patio door.
“He was hungry and waiting to be the first to be fed,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montreal shared.
He was taken off the streets@comrescuemontreal
The cat was still a bit shy but had grown more comfortable around Stefany and her mom. They set out a humane trap to bring him in, so he could have a chance at a better life.
It didn’t take long, and the sweet boy just walked right in. They brought him to a vet clinic to be evaluated.
Tobias had very sad eyes but was thankful to be safe@comrescuemontreal
“He had a pair of very sad eyes. He seemed exhausted when he was rescued. He was very calm in his crate and even started making little meows as if he wanted attention.”
The cat named Tobias was cleaned up and treated for an upper respiratory infection. With good food, proper care and a roof over his head, he came out of his shell and spent a lot of time sleeping and hanging out with people.
He warmed up to his rescuers and started to purr@comrescuemontreal
“When he stayed with his rescuers, he gave them his first purrs. It was the sweetest thing.”
Once Tobias recovered from his kitty cold, he was neutered and received a full dental with the support from their local rescue, Chatons Orphelins Montreal.
He really blossomed in foster care@comrescuemontreal
“He had all of his rotten teeth removed, and he healed up nicely afterwards. Now, he eats without any discomfort.”
Tobias thrived in foster care as the king of the house, and he got along swimmingly with other cats. “He loves being on the bed and purrs loudly next to his people,” Celine shared.
Those sullen eyes turned bright and wide. Over time, he put on a lot of healthy weight, and he would walk around the house with aplomb.
“He has made great strides since he was rescued.”
He was playing like a kitten again@comrescuemontreal
“When his people get home from work, he will wait by the door (sometimes with his tongue sticking out) to greet them and ask for hugs.”
As soon as Tobias hears his name, he comes running and cooing with so much joy. He likes to greet everyone with his adorable smile and kneady paws.
Tobias has transformed into a handsome love-bug@comrescuemontreal
“He loves cuddles and will rub against his people for more. He likes to sleep glued to them or wrap his arms around them,” the rescue added.
“He is very curious and likes to watch everything, whether it is something from the kitchen or the bathroom. He’s always where the action is.”
Now, he wears an adorable smile on his face@comrescuemontreal
After living on the streets for a long time, Tobias has found his forever family.
The weary stray has transformed into a happy, inquisitive handsome boy, who follows his people around the house and sleeps by their side every night.
Tobias has found his forever home@comrescuemontreal
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