Posts Tagged‘unlikely friendship’


Russell the incredible orange cat has been giving a helping paw to animals in need at a clinic, despite that he was saved from a fire.

Russell is a patient at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina for more than a year. He was found in the rubble after a fire that destroyed a home and left him with severe burns in early 2014.

“He was pretty far gone, and we didn’t know if he would make it,” said Alan Wilford to the Dodo. “He has taken a long time, but he has made a miraculous recovery.”

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Russell needs constant medical attention for his recovery, but he’s done the unthinkable during his stay at the clinic. This friendly ginger cat has offered comfort to other animals in need of care.

“He’s incredible engaging. He wants to meet all our patients. He just wants to be with them,” Wilford said. “I don’t know if he can sense that other animals are in pain or have stuff going on, but he does seem to have some weird knack for connecting with patients, even when you wouldn’t think they would.”

“I think he helps other animals feel at ease. We’re a clinic, so I’m sure he helps alleviate their stress,” he said. “…he likes to be with other animals. And it’s not all about him. He really enjoys giving companionship to others.”

“Russell is doing great! He continues to make all kinds of new friends, including this little fawn.”

Russell may not be well enough to return to his former life, according to the clinic, but he will never be short of love.

“He’s adopted us,” Wilford said. “He’s a rock star here. Everyone wants to see him, and he just eats it up. I don’t know if he’d like being a normal house cat again, so we’d be happy to keep him as our clinic mascot.”


Russell giving his canine friends some comfort and love.


He is cuddling with a rescue dog named Rocko!


“You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.”


WATCH VIDEO: Russell the cat befriends Fawn!

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Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had.

Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.

“She was letting them try to nurse this morning…it was too much,” said jeckhrdt via imgur.

Ms. Jackson’s new foster kittens. They are her babies now!

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She’s very protective of them…

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…and always keeps them by her side.

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A very tolerant mama dog.

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The kittens love to snuggle with their new mom…

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…and climb on her head.

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A hug makes everything better!

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After a long day, they snuggle up for a nap together!

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We don’t have an actual video of Ms. Jackson and her babies, but we can only imagine it might look something like this:

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A monkey dubbed Positi from the Shoushan National Nature Park in Taiwan is known for his love for stray kittens. Six little homeless kittens have been rescued by the monkey. A famous Taiwanese scientist for macaques, Lin Chin-fu, has been on a quest to catch the kittens rescued by his primate friend and provide them the proper medical care, food and forever homes they desperately need.

This is a heart warming story about a man teaming up with a monkey to save the lives of many abandoned kittens.

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man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

According to Taipei Times, Positi imitated female monkeys to care and nurse his kittens. He fought other macaques for food for the kittens and was seen teasing the kittens to sleep like it would a baby monkey. “It’s difficult for people to catch the kittens from the monkey. We have spent a lot of time with them, but it’s still not an easy task. It takes two people to do the job,” Lin said.

“The monkey is truly kind to the kittens. They are kept very clean, free of parasites.”

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

Lin usually spends hours sitting with Positi, talking to him, trying to bond to gain trust. “Last time, I sat here with the monkey from 10:30am to 1:30pm.”

After Lin successfully snatched the kitten from his surrogate ‘mom,’ he took the little feline baby to the vet for evaluation.

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

“The monkey has done a great job caring for it,” said the vet. “Weighing in about 300g, the kitten is very skinny. Hope next time he comes, his weight can go up more.”

“It certainly will!” Lin responded with confidence.

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

When Lin saw the kitten getting food and liquid, he felt a sigh of relief and was beaming with joy, knowing that the kitten was going to be OK.

They named the kitten Qiqi and now he’s living happily with Lin, his forever human.

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Qiqi now!

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

Out of the six kittens rescued by Positi, four of them found their home with Lin, one didn’t make it, and one was adopted by another family.

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

As for the monkey, he is still living at the park, caring for other stray kittens.

man teams up with monkey saving abandoned kittens taiwan

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