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Stray Elderly Cat Wanders to Porch, Hides His Paws Until Someone Finally Notices

Stray Elderly Cat Wanders to Porch, Hides His Paws Until Someone Finally Notices

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In this heart warming story you’ll meet Buster, a 10-year-old sweetheart whose life was changed forever when a kind family took a chance and refused to look the other way.

Keep reading to discover how this elderly cat suffering on the streets became a loved house cat with a family he could finally call his own.

A Lonely Tabby

One late October evening, in Ontario, New York a family noticed a little visitor taking rest on their porch.

His paws were tucked underneath him, but he didn’t seem fearful.

They decided to call him Buster. He was very hungry.

He gladly accepted the family’s food offering and gobbled up some tasty treats.

However, the family wondered why this sweet little visitor was hiding his paws…

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The Shocking Truth

The truth was finally revealed.

Upon closer inspection, they could see Buster’s paws were severely injured and he desperately needed help.

They couldn’t let him continue to suffer.

Buster had appeared at their doorstep and they were determined to help.

They took Buster to Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester for medical treatment and to solve the mystery of his injured paws.

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The Mystery Remains

They finally received a diagnoses for Buster’s paws.

They also discovered that Buster was a little older than the average stray – roughly 10 years old!

“Buster was suffering from Plasmacytic Pododermatitis – a condition that left his front paws raw and made walking very painful,” a Lollypop Farm staff member explained.

However, it was clear that Buster had been in pain for a long time.

His eyes were troubled and with each step he felt more agony.

To this day, no one knows where exactly this sweet ginger boy came from or what he had endured in his days leading up to his rescue. 

The Start of A New Life

Rescuers jumped right right to work.

Treatment began and they were determined to bring this poor boy some relief.

Even though he was in excruciating pain, he was patient as the staff carefully cleaned and bandaged his delicate paws. 

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The staff at Lollypop farm described Buster as a gentle and affectionate boy who is always purring.

They could tell he was grateful to be in good hands.

During his treatments, Buster wore a pair of mittens to help protect his paws while they healed.

After a few weeks, his new paws were revealed!

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But they weren’t quite finished.

His paws were still delicate. Buster needed to wear a cone for a while so he wouldn’t try to scratch his paws.

“His paws are feeling SO much better, and soon, he will be ready to find a family. He celebrated his cone coming off by getting a tuna treat, and lots and lots of pets from our staff,” Lollypop Farm told Love Meow.

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Buster, The Survivor

Less than two months and after starting treatment, Buster’s paws had completely healed and he was cone-free!

He celebrated with a nice tuna treat and lots of love from the staff.

This affectionate ginger tabby is now a new healthy, happy, purr-machine!

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A Purr-ific Ending! 

When buster arrived at that family’s doorstep, he was in pain and it could be seen from his eyes.

He had probably roamed the streets for many years suffering.

Thanks to the family and the rescue team at Lollypop farm, Buster has made a full recovery and has a new chance at life!

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Our story doesn’t end here. Two Months later, Buster was adopted by a wonderful family!

Now he’ll never have to worry about being hungry or in pain ever again. Instead, he’ll be showered with love and affection for the rest of his life.

After 10 long years, Buster finally received his happily ever after.

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Jill Howell

Saturday 21st of January 2023

Bless his heart poor sweet baby and God bless the family and recue center that helped him they are true animal heroes and I'm so happy he's found his forever family

Beth Anthony

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Iam so glad they saw the pain and took him where he could be treated and cared for until he was well. Buster is such a beautiful cat. Thank you to all that helped him during this agonizing time. Thanks to whomever adopted this precious cat. Enjoy your new-found life, Buster; you deserve a happiness.

Pamela Robinson

Friday 10th of April 2020

So glad Buster was healed & found a happy home! Thank you all involved! I have about 7 stray cats that my husband & I have been feeding for years. We got them all trapped for spay & neuter. We built shelters with insulation & straw for Winter so they'll stay warm & happy! We have 2 Ragamuffins in the house that are our "babies"! Needless to say we are big cat lovers! I even have a tattoo on my arm that says crazy cat lady!

Sheila Wright

Monday 24th of February 2020

I am so glad that Buster was rescued and now has a forever home. Poor baby. Thank you kind people and Lollypop Farm. I have nine rescues and love them dearly.

Barbara Hansen

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

I am so glad that wonderful family got Buster the medical he so desperately needed. Poor kitty - he must had been in horrible pain for a long time. Thank goodness he was helped and now has been adopted. What a heartwarming story with a happy ending for Buster.