Too often, animals in need are passed by on the street with no one bothering to help. The animals end up lying in pain with no end in sight. The same thing almost happened to little Giovanni, who was found on the streets of Switzerland.
One family walking by saw the kitten in need and decided they couldn't just leave him there.
"We found him on the street, nearly dead," one of the family members said.
Giovanni, or Gio, had a severe eye infection and trouble breathing. Luckily one of the family's friends is a vet who was able to get Gio the help he needed. He was suffereing from starvation, and his eye infection was getting worse. After some much-needed treatment, Gio was finally comfortable enough to sleep.
"He was sleeping a lot. His eyes were getting better," his rescuer said.
They set up a tiny bed with blankets and food so Gio would feel at home, and eventually the little guy started to come around.
Little Gio started to become more and more playful as he healed, just like a normal kitten!
Now, three months after his rescue, Gio looks completely different.
"He changed so quickly from an 'alien' to a young cat," his rescuer says.
Gio loves to eat, play, and snuggle. He's finally able to relax and not worry about his next meal or where he's going to sleep safely at night.
Gio had a rough start to life, but he is proof that helping animals actually helps both parties. Gio has a new life, and his rescuer has a new best friend!
What a difference a little TLC and unconditional love can make! Not to mention some food!
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