Cat Who Lived Most of His Life as Stray, Finally Has His Dream Come True

A cat who had lived on the streets most of his life, finally had his dream come true.
Barney the alley cat survived many treacherous winters and had used most of his nine lives.

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Five months ago, this 6-year-old tom cat was found gravely ill and brought to Chatons Orphelins Montréal as he needed immediate medical attention. “The kitty was living in a neighborhood (in Montreal, Canada). He survived the winter because he managed to fend for himself, even though one of his ears froze,” Celine Crom of the rescue shared with Love Meow.

“People in the neighborhood fed him but no one was taking care of him. He was a big alley cat that everyone was used to seeing.”

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Despite having food to eat, he fell ill when years of street life had finally taken a toll on him. They took him to the vet where they discovered that he was un-neutered, covered in battle scars and tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). His coat reeked of urine, and his eyes were very runny.

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