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Kitten Dying on Dark Croatian Street Finds an Angel

Kitten Dying on Dark Croatian Street Finds an Angel

Written by Susanne Zach of Austria

This July, I spent my holidays on the island of Rab in Croatia. My daughter-in-law and my two grandsons (6 and 12 years old) were with me. We had our apartment in a little town called Lopar. One evening, when we returned home from a late dinner, we passed a parking area. In the dark night, there on the black street, I suddenly saw a tiny black figure with the biggest eyes on its little face.

I ran over to the black kitten and took him in my arms. When I put him down, he followed each of my steps, crying desperately “Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiew”, “Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiew”. Three times I carried him back, but he ran quickly back to my feet. At this moment, it started to rain heavily. So I put the little guy under my jacket und smuggled him into our holiday apartment.

The first night was terrible. Lopi (named after the town Lopar) cried and shouted all the time. He managed to get all our beds wet and I had to wash our blankets during the whole night. The next morning, we immediately went to the island’s only vet.

He told us that Lopi would have died the next day, dehydrated, hungry, with inflammation of his eyes, a bad inflammation of his middle ears and a lot of worms in his stomach.The kitten had only a few hair left on his tail.

We Had To Hide Him

We hid Lopi for nearly one and a half weeks in our apartment. Then we took him home with us for nearly seven hours by car.
At home, my husband, our Eurasian dog and four other cats were waiting for us. My husband fell in love at once when he saw this tiny little kitten, playing without fear with our big dog and the four cats. Now Lopi is half a year old and a pretty, sweet little cat with shining black fur. But we all (except my husband!) got ringworm from him. The vet on the island had thought Lopi’s missing hair was caused by a trap. He didn’t realize that the kitten had this skin disease. For quite some time, my grandsons and I didn’t get our lost hair back. Lopi’s veterinarians and our doctors cost me a lot, but he is is a very precious beloved one. When he is hungry, he always bites our noses, cheeks or ears.

More great photos of Lopi’s rescue here

Ringworm is a common fungal infection characterized in animals by missing patches of fur.  Learn how to spot ringworm and to prevent it from spreading to others in your household.

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3:14AM PDT on Apr 5, 2015

TY, messenger of light and hope

2:47PM PDT on Apr 2, 2015

Brightest Blessings on you for saving this precious life!!

5:27AM PDT on Apr 2, 2015

Thank you for saving him! I also saved my cats from the streets of a Eurasian country - best decision of my life!

4:50AM PDT on Mar 31, 2015

It's too bad that not all tourists take homeless animals back home with them. Those animals have almost a zero chance if they stay where they are.

12:23PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015

Happy ending again and very lucky Lopi!

10:07AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

Thank you for the rescue of this cat.

10:06AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015


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1:30PM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

many thanks sharing sweet & lovely tail abt such sweet & lovely people-the furry one is exquisitely pretty

8:06AM PDT on Mar 25, 2015

great story

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