On last Valentine’s Day, Jaelle heard strange noises coming from her backyard. She came to check and was surprised to find an orange tabby cat standing in the snow, scratching at the door, and begging her to be let in.
Jaelle, a foster volunteer with Un Chat à la Fois, a kitten rescue in Quebec, Canadian, immediately opened the door for the sweet feline. She sent Marie Simard, the founder of Un Chat à la Fois, a photo of the cat.
“She said she knew we were not taking adult cats and was looking to help him,” Simard told The Dodo. “As soon as I saw the picture it broke my heart, and I told her to take him to our partner clinic so he could be evaluated.”
“His face said everything that needed to be said,” she added. “He stayed in front of her door for a while, and as soon as I told her to get him, he didn’t try to get away.”
The cat was taken to the vet where he was cared and received medical treatment. He was covered in bite wounds, fleas and ticks and was suffering from frostbite, rotten teeth and diabetes. If he hadn’t asked for help, there was no way he would have made it through that cold winter.
The cat was named Aslan, after the lion in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series. After a few days of care and love at the clinic, Aslan’s health improved and he moved into a foster home, where he got love and care from his new foster mom.