Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Saddest Cat In The World Was Adopted By A Couple And Transformed Within Hours!

It takes a big heart to adopt an animal. Unfortunately, there are so many stray cats and dogs sitting and waiting for someone to adopt them at shelters across the world, and not enough humans willing to adopt. In fact, it's safe to say that shelter cats outweigh the number of people looking to adopt one. Just ask one lonely feline from British Columbia, Canada who had waited and waited seemingly forever but was always getting passed up. So, it totally made sense that feelings of being unwanted and abandoned would ensue. But when a couple walked into the shelter, this cat was finally given something to hope for.

This is BenBen, the cat, and there's a very good reason why he's looking so down in this photo.

The ginger cat is a stray who had to fend for himself, but clearly had a rough time doing it. He suffered deep lacerations, a cauliflower ear, and a crushed spine. Under the circumstances, BenBen had every reason to look sad.

While life has been rough for BenBen, it certainly isn't the reason why he looks so depressed.

It turns out that the cat has a bunch of excess skin on his face, which makes his face seem like he's sad. But his human dad admits that no one really knows why this happened, but he does know that it's permanent.

The shelter BenBen tended to his wounds and found him a temporary place to stay until he was adopted.

Unfortunately, due to his medical condition, the family ended up returning BenBen to the shelter. To make things worse, the veterinarians claimed he'd be on pain medications for his entire life, and he wouldn't be able to walk again.

In circumstances like this, when a pet is considered impossible to adopt, vets will put them down.

While euthanizing BenBen seemed like the humane thing to do, a woman working for an ER vet clinic learned of BenBen's dire condition and decided that she needed to save him no matter what the cost was.

The kind woman rushed over with her boyfriend to rescue BenBen at the shelter.

Timing was everything, and fortunately, she was able to speak with the shelter and arrange the adoption a day before the cat was scheduled to be put down. Then, BenBen was taken to what would become his permanent home.

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