Rescuing animals is not as easy as most people consider it to be. On the one hand, there’s the satisfaction and joy you receive in rescuing helpless animals, while on the other, the pressures and demands of the job can take a considerable toll on your personal life. Bid adieu to all the holidays and festivities, because now you have bigger roles to play in life. When the rescue team at the Itty Bitty Kitty committee came to know about a kitten crisis in Madison, West Virginia, they knew that it was going to be rough day ahead, especially so when the day was Christmas Eve.Meet Benny, the cat. The adorable little fluffball who made the rescuers drive 30 miles from Charleston, West Virginia. But the rescuers didn’t mind the experience one bit. In fact, they feel the little guy is worth spending another holiday at the emergency clinic.
It all began when the Itty Bitty Kitty committee received a call from a fellow rescue organization, B.A.R.C (Boone Animal Rescue Coalition). The call was regarding a tiny ginger kitten who had a severe tail injury that needed to be treated at the earliest.
The B.A.R.C. Coalition knew that Benny needed urgent help, so they contacted Tuckwiller, knowing that she would certainly never miss the opportunity to help the poor feline. A concerned Tuckwiller then drove 30 miles to Madison, West Virginia in the wee hours of the Christmas Eve to pick up the little guy. Upon finally reaching Benny, she knew that she needed to act immediately to free the poor guy from his miserable plight.
Tuckwiller then drove back to her own clinic, where Benny was given antibiotics and pain medication to ease his pain. After a few hours, he was admitted to the emergency room, where doctors had to remove his injured tail, to stop the infection from reaching the rest of his body and causing more harm.
After hours of battling severe pain and suffering in silence, Benny finally had a good night’s sleep that night, waking up refreshed the next morning.
Due to the timely action by the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, Benny was saved from the brink of losing his life. Not only is he in perfect shape now, but he’s celebrating the festive season in the company of his new loving family. Even though Benny is currently staying with his foster family, his new owners have already fallen in love with the cute feline and have no intention of giving him up in the near future. Maybe that’s exactly what he wished for Christmas this year.