Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Wolfie, The Smiling Cat!
Meet Wolfie, the cat with the cutest "angry" toothy grin that's so contagious, you can't help but smile back! But this little guy has quite the story.
According to Wolfie's first-ever Instagram post, he is a medium-haired kitty rescued from downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row area, along with his siblings. Sadly, one of the siblings didn't make it and crossed the rainbow bridge the night they were taken to safety. The two remaining siblings were Foxy and her brother, Wolfie. Wolfie was much smaller than his sibling, weighing nearly half the size of his sister. Besides Wolfie's adorable and noticeable overbite, he was eating well and there didn't seem to be any further problems.
Friends for Life Rescue Network, the organization that worked hard to save the kittens ran into a problem with Wolfie, a few days after he was taken in, Wolfie became lethargic and couldn't keep food in. According to LoveMeow, "At one point, he stopped breathing, gasping for air. They placed him in an oxygen chamber and later did an x-ray which revealed that his entire esophagus was completely blocked up."
Jacqueline, a group founder of Friends for Life Rescue Network told LoveMeow, "None of the vets at the clinic had ever seen this before. While at the ER, they pressed for me to euthanize. They said, 'I understand you want to save him. But it's a matter of…if you should.'
"I had a simple question. 'Do you have a diagnosis?' 'No.' The doctor replied. 'Then I'm not euthanizing him.'"
The doctors performed the endoscopy, the flushed out the debris, and after a couple of hours, he opened his eyes and let out a squeak. Wolfie was going to be alright.
Since then, Wolfie has been thriving and has grown into such a handsome young man! Still with the devilish toothy grin, though!
If you would like to donate toward the rescue, you can at PayPal.me/FFLRESCUENETWORK so the rescue organization can continue saving kitties just like Wolfie.
Read up on last week's star on Instagram, Mose, the Charcoal Bengal.