Abused Kitten Finds Forever Home


Photo courtesy of Animal Rescue League of Boston. Odysseus, the kitten, suffered abuse before being cared for by Animal Rescue League of Boston and subsequently adopted.

Thanks to the Animal Rescue League of Boston for contributing this news to Westwood Minute. 

A six-month-old kitten in the care of the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is getting the second chance he deserves, after suffering traumatic injuries and being abandoned at a Boston-area veterinary hospital.

The kitten, now named Odysseus, was found in February at the veterinary hospital in distress, bleeding from his nose and suffering from eye trauma including a corneal ulcer, consistent with an act of cruelty. ARL was contacted and the kitten was transferred to ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center for treatment.

Despite the blunt force trauma, the kitten was fortunate and did not suffer any facial fractures, and ARL veterinary staff took quick action to treat and ultimately save the kitten’s eye.

The extent of the trauma required Odysseus to be in foster care for two months in order to fully heal, and ARL is thrilled that as soon as the kitten was made available for adoption he quickly found his new home and is getting all the love and attention that he deserves.

Odysseus was extremely lucky as his story could have turned out very differently, and ARL reminds the public that if they witness or suspect an act of animal cruelty to contact ARL’s Law Enforcement Department by calling (617) 426-9170 or emailing cruelty@arlboston.org.

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