Rescued from typhoon remnants, the tainted cat transforms itself forever home

In November 2020 Typhoon Vamco and Super Typhoon Goni pounded the Philippines just 10 days apart. After these storms, people not only had to clean up damage and losses, but areas in the Philippines were also massively flooded.

But human life was not alone when it saw the devastation. Animals throughout the archipelago also felt the wrath of these typhoons. Including Alon, a cat who found rescue after a typhoon emergency.

Trapped in mud and garbage, Alon Blessie surprised Mae Ayalde and her father when they found the kitten among storm debris along a river.

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A surprise in need

Blessie and her father were cycling around the neighborhood to examine the damage caused by the storms and had come across the river, where rubbish had been swept onto the bank in a jumble. Blessie spotted a kitten among the mud and garbage and thought she had found a sad sight.

“She looked like she drowned in the flood and was just caught near the bamboo trees, as did all the trash,” Blessie told The Dodo.

When the kitten blinked, Blessie couldn’t believe the little cat was alive!

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She quickly called for the baby and was greeted with eager meows as the kitten ran towards a friendly voice.

“She started rubbing her body and head on me like we’d known each other for years. So I knew: ‘Ah, this cat wants me to help her.’ “

Blessie had no way of transporting the cat home by bike. She hadn’t planned that this would be a rescue mission. But she would return quickly to save Alon’s life.

Return to rescue

Blessie returned to the river to help Alon, “hoping she was still there”.

Alon was still there and even though she wasn’t feeling well, “she meowed and approached me as if she recognized me.”

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But Blessie knew that Alon was going downhill and wouldn’t survive on his own. So she brought the cat home and got it on the path of recovery with syringe feeding and medication and a bath. But Alon remained stained and Blessie noticed that her gray kitten was covered with motor oil.

A little change of soap and soon Alon’s gray spot disappeared into the bath water and showed that she was a gray tabby kitten with snow-white fur!

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“I remember laughing a lot because I actually have another cat that looks just like her,” Bessie said. “They have the same fur and pattern. My family often confuses them because they look the same. “

Alon and her new identical sister are in love and have taken on the sibling life well. According to Blessie, she even learned a trick or two from her role model on how to get our attention, and now she keeps calling us out loud.

“She is super talkative! Her meows are consecutive and she doesn’t stop. “

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Now that Alon is healthy and happy after being rescued by the river, “she loves running around the house jumping so much that I thought she was a kangaroo.”

And that’s how every cat and kitten should be! Happy, Safe and Loved in an Eternal Home!

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