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Man rescues sad and lonely stray cat
He wasn't going to leave this poor cat in a bad situation.
Rachel Shapiro
09.17.21

A cat named Sylvester lived a sad and lonely life. The poor cat spent all his time sitting under the stairs in a rundown house in Ontario, Canada.

It was freezing cold, and the cat’s water constantly froze over. The poor cat was covered in fleas and sores and had a bad case of earmites.

Clearly, Slyvester was not happy with his situation.

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Rob Boisvert, a rescuer with Refuge RR, heard about the poor, neglected cat and went to see him.

“When I got there, I was taken back with just how bad it was,” Boisvert told I Heart Cats. “It was an actual real-life crack house.”

When Boisvert reached Sylvester, he saw a note sitting next to him. It said:

“Please leave cat alone. Cat there for a reason. Thank you.”

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Boisvert learned that Sylvester was there to control the house’s rat population.

But the sad, listless cat clearly wasn’t chasing away rats. He was too tired, hungry, and cold for that.

“The cat’s whole life was spent under staircase in the hallway,” Boisvert says. “There was no heat in the hallway. The water the cat had was frozen solid.”

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Refuge RR

Boisvert knew he had to get Sylvester out of this bad situation. Boisvert wrapped Sylvester in a blanket and placed him in a carrier. Then, he brought the cat over to Country Cat Sanctuary.

“He’s a sweet cat,” Boisvert says. “Once I had him in the box, wrapped up in a blanket, he didn’t even try to get out…It was almost like he knew he was being saved.”

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Country Cat Sanctuary via Facebook

The staff at Country Cat Sanctuary nursed Sylvester back to health.

Soon, the cat’s ear mites were gone, and he started eating more and gaining weight. Slowly but surely, this sweet cat came back to life.

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Country Cat Sanctuary via Facebook

Country Cat Sanctuary posted about Sylvester on their Facebook page, and the story was quickly shared hundreds of times.

Sylvester started getting fan mail, and he was also sent cat nip toys. He loved them!

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Country Cat Sanctuary via Facebook

After spending two months recovering at Country Cat Sanctuary, Sylvester was ready to go to his forever home.

The cat couldn’t wait to meet his new mom and dad, and he was so happy to finally have a place to call home.

A couple of years after his rescue, Sylvester’s parents shared a sweet photo of the cat. He’s clearly very happy with his forever family!

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Country Cat Sanctuary via Facebook

Sylvester lived a rough life that had little love in it, but thankfully, one kind man refused to leave him in this situation. Thanks to this man, Sylvester has gone to have a happy life!

Check out a sweet video of Sylvester below.

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HELLO SYLVERSTER FANS :) Sorry it took us so long to take this video about Sylvester ( you know how it is one emergency after the other ) and his mail he received few weeks back . He got a lovely catnip toy and a catnip blanket sorry you can not see the blanket he keeps rolling all over and messing it up LOL. He is PERFECT all healed , happy, healthy and in the best of spirits Now Sylvester is ready for his own MOM and DAD to complete his journey away from the horrible condition he was in to being like any normal loved cat should be Deb Steckly​ Rob Boisvert​

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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