There’s nothing more heartbreaking than learning that an animal has been abused.
That’s certainly the case with Gunner, a two-month-old kitten who was found behind a car dealership missing his ears and tail.
Tragically, it appeared that someone purposefully cut them off before abandoning this sweet boy.
He was injured, hopeless, and defenseless. Thankfully, his story didn’t end there.
Keep reading to discover how this innocent kitten with a troubled past learned to love again.
A Heartbreaking Discovery
When rescuers learned what had happened to this kitten, they were quick to spring into action.
The heroes at the San Antonio Humane Society were able to rescue him and provide the urgent care and love he desperately needed.
Staff worked around the clock to rehabilitate him, providing extensive treatments like special creams and laser therapy to speed up and ease the healing process.
It was all worth it once his wounds were completely healed and he was able to go home with a foster family.
Learning to Love Again
Slowly but surely, his foster family taught him how to trust humans again. As you can imagine, it wasn’t easy considering his traumatic past.
But his foster family’s patience paid off. He began to interact with them and slowly learned what it meant to be truly loved.
He realized how fun playtime, treats, and cuddles could be— and now he wants them all the time!
Now he’ll never be alone again. His story hit the local news and people flooded the comments with love and support for this special kitten.
One of the families that read about his incredible recovery stepped forward and adopted him, finally giving him the forever home he deserves.
New Life, New Name
They renamed him Thor, a fitting name that honors this kitten’s strength.
The humane society said that Thor is doing great at his new home and is living a wonderful life.
His new sister keeps him especially busy! This active girl is named Loki, and is a fellow rescue from a local humane society.
The family is certainly well-versed in giving love to the cats that need it most.
We don’t know who’s more excited about all of the fun years to come: Thor or his family!
Share this story and be a voice for the voiceless. The first step to fight back against animal abuse it to make people aware it’s happening.
While animal abuse are hard to read, they remind us of how cruel and dangerous people can be.
Urge your local government and law enforcement officers to take animal abuse seriously.
Research shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to abuse and harm humans, if they haven’t already.
Always speak up when you notice suspicious behavior. You could be saving an animal or person from falling victim to abuse.