This tragically neglected kitten was left for dead in the streets of Turkey. Because of her disfigured face, missing ear and some infected facial tissue nobody even wanted to get close to her. That is, until a special 7-year-old girl laid eyes upon the cat. The kitten was rushed to the veterinary clinic as soon as the girl showed it to her dad. Not only were the obvious disfigurements a problem, but the kitten also had a bad case of mites. As the veterinary team set out to save the little kitten’s live, they soon realized that they needed a miracle.
The damage to the kitten’s face and body were clear when they picked her up.
Passers-by had ignored her for the longest time.
The mites caused irritations to her skin, and her face was terribly deformed.
It’s easy to look away from such a sad picture, but this little girl stood brave and knew what she wanted to do.
The nurses put all of their efforts into the facial reconstruction that was performed.
The helpless little kitten had already been through so much trauma.
The slow process of healing went on, and the nurses continued to work hard on helping the kitten with reconstructive surgery.
…they allowed the girl to be at the kitten’s side the whole time.
At last the kitten was out of danger, and the little girl named the cat Gülümser, which means “she who always smiles.”
From the amazing hard work of the nurses at the veterinary clinic and the huge amount of love and support that this little girl provided, Gülümser’s life was saved.
Please share Gülümser’s amazing story. It reminds us that even when it seems like nothing can be done to help animals and people in need, the most powerful forces will always be love and compassion.