Jon Snow was discovered battling for survival in a South Korean alleyway, all by himself. He had a serious upper respiratory infection, was very dehydrated, and was famished. Nobody anticipated Jon Snow’s success, with the exception of one person.
Rachel Brown spent hours perusing listings of all the animals in the nation who had been brought into kill shelters because she was certain she wanted to adopt a cat. She knew as soon as she saw Jon Snow that he was the one for her.
“He was obviously in really bad shape but I couldn’t get him out of my head,” Brown told The Dodo.
Brown had her boyfriend call the shelter to inquire about Jon Snow. The shelter owner told Brown’s boyfriend that the cat was very sick, wasn’t eating and probably wasn’t going to make it.
“He actually told my boyfriend that I shouldn’t adopt him because it wasn’t worth it,” Brown said. “It would be expensive. But I couldn’t just leave him there, I wanted to help him so bad, so I did.”
Brown saw Jon Snow slumped over in an uncomfortable wire cage with an untouched dish of food when she went to the shelter to pick him up. He appeared to be in urgent need of a miracle and to be so helpless. As fast as she could, she completed the papers, then hurried him home to get him to the emergency vet.
On the way there, Jon Snow was still weak – but somehow had enough energy left to show his new mom how grateful he was to her for giving him a chance.
“He did try to get up and walk out of his carrier, so I could tell he still had a fight in him,” Brown said. “He meowed when he couldn’t see me through the mesh, and he kept staring at me.”
Brown was informed of the same information the shelter owner had when the two arrived to the emergency vet. They advised killing Jon Snow because, despite their best efforts, they didn’t think he would survive. Several diseases, including feline coronavirus (FCoV) and feline herpesvirus, were discovered in Jon Snow (FHV). He developed feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is frequently lethal, according to the veterinarians.
Brown, though, would not give in. She brought Jon Snow to the hospital, where he started receiving care.
Brown took a 30-minute train ride back and forth every day to visit Jon Snow in the hospital. Despite how sick he had been, Jon Snow seemed to get a little bit better every day. On only his fifth day in the hospital, all of his tests came back normal. The vets said they had never seen anything like it. Somehow, Jon Snow had pulled through.
Because Brown decided to take a chance on Jon Snow, she ended up saving a life.
Today, Jon Snow is completely healthy. He has tons of energy, loves to play and follows his new mom everywhere she goes.
“He’s the best cat,” Brown said. “He has such a personality. He’s crazy, he runs around like a maniac and
Every night, he sleeps on her pillow and expresses his gratitude to her for saving him every day.
Brown said, “I’m very blessed by him. “He really improves the quality of my existence.”
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