Stray Cat Purrs With Gratitude After Being Rescued From Freezing Conditions


This elderly cat was half-frozen, but thanks to the kind-hearted individuals who couldn’t bear to leave the poor animal alone, it was successfully rescued. What melted everyone’s hearts was this cat’s reaction.

When rescuers brought the old cat back from the brink, the cat was so thankful that he couldn’t stop purring and chirping with joy.

But why did this cat need to be saved? Let’s delve a bit further into the past!

The Urgent Call for Help

A rescue group from Charleston, West Virginia, known as the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, received an urgent message from Eva of B.A.R.C. (Boone Animal Rescue Coalition). She had found a ginger cat that was “half-frozen” and in desperate need of help. From that moment, their only mission was to do anything they could to save the poor kitty and give him the life he deserved.

(Source: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee)

Dorella Tuckwiller, the founder of IBKC, knew it was an emergency the moment she saw Eva’s message. She said:

“Eva only contacts me about the kitties that truly need more than they have to offer, so I knew (before I even saw a photo) that this kitty needed help now.”

Thanks to a kind woman named Nikki, this ginger boy was safely transported to the vet’s office. They wrapped him in a blanket to keep him warm and showered him with love to make him more comfortable.

(Source: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee)

Everyone thought the cat would be frightened to death, but on the contrary, he showed happiness and joy immediately after being rescued. The ginger boy started purring from a single gentle touch. He didn’t have enough strength to open his eyes, but he had enough strength to purr and chirp out of joy.

(Source: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee)

A Shocking Discovery

During the examination, they realized this ginger boy was very old, but there was something more serious that concerned them. Dorella explained:

“The smell from him was awful. He was so skinny… He was immediately taken back for a combo test. The blood was drawn and I sat there and waited.”

They feared the results, but luckily, the cat tested negative for FIV. That test was like a green light for them to continue helping this poor soul, to get him back on track and provide him with everything he needed.

(Source: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee)

A New Start

The cat was named Fargo, symbolizing a new start and new life. He proved his resilience because just one day after his rescue, he started doing better. He could open his eyes much wider and was eating and drinking like a champ! Whenever he was touched, he let out thunder-like purrs and chirps.

Poor little Fargo probably spent most of his life alone, and if he hadn’t been rescued, he wouldn’t have lived much longer. However, that was before. Now, Fargo had a chance to start a new life and enjoy his retirement.

(Source: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee)

“Fargo sure is living the life with his foster family. (We will not adopt the boy out, we are basically hospice until his very last breath.) Other than old age, medically, he’s doing fine.”

Fargo’s New Life

Fargo was found in a seriously bad condition, so it’s not surprising that he has only one tooth left. Because of that, his diet consists of wet food only, but he absolutely loves it!

Emiley Schoolcraft, Fargo’s foster mom, is very happy to have such a sweet old cat. She said:

“He is so incredibly sweet, his purr is unlike anything I’ve ever heard! When he gets feisty, he nibbles your hand with his one tooth.”

She also added:

“We are unsure of the amount of time he has left on this earth, but we are sure of the love we have for this sweet old boy and the amount of love he has for us.”

Fargo is aware that he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for his rescuers, vets, and foster parents. He’s a fighter, that’s for sure. He has used most of his nine lives, and he rises again after every fall.

Just imagine how amazing it would be if he could talk… imagine all the stories he could tell! I would definitely enjoy listening to him.

Still, the most important thing is that this old (but adorable) ginger boy, Fargo, is now enjoying his retirement in the home he always wanted. He’s a tough little guy with a gentle heart and an incredible purring machine.

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