The Story Of Benben – Animals are innocent creatures who bring so much joy into this world, especially when it comes to them as just being pets. I think adoption stories are the cutest, but the harsh reality is that the world isn’t a bed of roses. People don’t comprehend with the fact that just like humans, animals are beings too.
This is the story of a stray cat who was at the verge of being euthanized and something magical happened in his life.
Life of A Stray
Being a stray is not easy, life of a stray is unimaginable for some of us. You don’t just have to fight for food, you must fight for a place to sleep and this can get tough on animals.
This stray cat is a brave little soul who fought every odd that came his way, swipe next to read more about this cutie!
How It All Began
A few months ago, a cat named Benben was found loitering around the streets of Vancouver, Canada. He was cold, homeless, starved and most importantly in desperate need of help! In fact his body wasn’t even healthy enough, you could tell by looking at him that he has gone through much worse! Evidently, he was going through much worse physically.
The Initial Stages
The initial stages of Benben’s life were not that great and his life began as a stray and he ended up in a shelter home. Like most of us he wanted to be home, he was desperate for love and care. The shelter finally decided to end his life, considering the really poor state he was in.
Issues Pertaining Health
Benben only wanted love and affection like any other pet desires, he has been through a lot since the very beginning and has faced a lot of trouble. Couldn’t there have been anyone who would have helped this cat and treated it with unconditional love?? It was more than just that, his spine was crushed and face damaged.
As the shelter thought no one would adopt him, they wanted to euthanize him.
Benben’s health was bad even before he had arrived at the Shelter according to the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) he arrived at the shelter, weak and in ill shape.
Evidently, he had an unpleasant life and he was never aware of the comfort of being with a loved one.
Fighting For His Life
Once he arrived at the Shelter home, the doctors suspected that the other bigger stronger animals would have attacked him, resulting in a broken spine. He had visible cuts and tears in his body – things weren’t working well for poor Benben.
According to the doctors, he was also suffering from damage on his face and skin, in fact his expression says it all. He was suffering mentally, physically and the symptoms showed on his body and that life was cruel to him.
Benben Had Given Up
Over a few weeks, Benben had given up hope on recovery. His health condition deteriorated, and he lost his appetite, in fact he wasn’t consuming any liquids as well. Benben had a feeling he wouldn’t survive and accepted his health condition.
The Vet explained that chances of Benben walking again is unlikely and it was important for him to stay on medication. Hence the doctor decided to euthanize him.
Something Interesting Happened
After learning about Benben through a common friend, a woman decided she would not let Benben die and wanted to bring him home. She told her partner she wouldn’t let him die and the brave couple took him home. Look how adorable he looks in the picture. The couple took the decision without wasting any further time and decided to adopt Benben, they saved his life!
Thank God, the couple reached the shelter home to adopt Benben at the right time. This move has changed Ben’s life and he finally got what he deserved, a new home.
According to the owners, Benben took his own time to settle in, at first he spent a lot of time in the bathroom, and he took a while to sync it all in. The couple also says, Ben has become an immediate member to their family, and he has been spending quality time with them.
Feels Like Home
Benben began to recover slowly and he started walking, proving his doctors wrong. He found the will power to survive for his new family and it is an incredible new beginning for Ben. Benben’s appetite also began to build slowly, and he started demanding for food, I suppose that’s a great sign. The family was happy they made a difference to a stray’s life, by bringing Benben home.
Social Media Star
Despite the slow recovery, Benben did a great job and he relished every moment of his life. He had no hope in the beginning, but he changed the story around for himself, he was going to new places and travelling. He was happy!
Benben’s family members decided to give him more attention and they created an Instagram page for him, his daily adventures would go up under the label, Benjamin Button. Isn’t that just adorable? Benben has a lot of followers on Instagram now! More than we have.
Sandy Windover and Adam Tutt are a happy couple that share love for adopting cats. The couple is willing to help as many animals as possible. They also revealed the truth about Benben and wanted to rescue him at any cost.