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The Saddest Cat in the World is Now Happy



This cat came into the care of the BCSPCA in Vancouver earlier this year. He had cuts all over, a cauliflower ear, and a crushed spine. Veterinarians thought he'd never walk again. Excess tissue gave him a permanently sad face, but he had plenty to be sad about. The cat stopped eating, drinking, or even trying to move. He was scheduled to be put down when a couple stepped up and adopted him.

"It appears he was attacked by a large animal... His face permanently looks sad because he has a lot of excess skin on the face, and no one knows why," BenBen's human dad shares with Love Meow.

The shelter gave him a place to stay and cared for him for a while until a family adopted him, but soon returned him because of his medical needs.

"At that point he was deemed 'un-adoptable'. The vets said he'd never walk and he'd be on pain meds for the rest of his life."

But in a permanent loving home, Benjamin Button, or Ben Ben, had a complete personality change. After an hour of cuddling, he started to move around and explore. And he's recovered his basic health, although he will need lifelong care for his injuries. Yes, Ben Ben began to walk again. Although he will always have a drooping forehead, he is obviously happy with his family and the care they give him. He's also become an internet favorite. You can see more pictures of Ben Ben at his Facebook page and his Instagram gallery.  


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Oh, BenBen is beautiful! I love orange cats. Well, I love all cats. Ben2 doesn't look sad to me now that he's healed up so well. Glad to know he's got a furever home now and will be the purrfectly spoiled kitty he deserves to be. Live long and prospurr, Ben2!!
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