Kitten Sneaks Out Of Crate To Comfort Scared Dog At The Vet

Ginger Biscuit was discovered in a storm drain after a heavy rainstorm, completely soaked and in desperate need of assistance.His rescuer brought him to Greenside Animal Hospital, and because they had no idea about his health, they placed him in the isolation ward, where he could heal and recover in peace.

Ginger was understandably nervous upon his arrival at the hospital.He was only 8 to 10 weeks old and very confused, so he was wary of everyone who passed by and cared for him.

initial fear of contact with our team who cares for him,” Greenside Animal Hospital owners Dr. Joubert Viljoen and Dr. Suzette Greube told The Dodo.”When people enter the isolation ward, he is wary of them until he sees us bringing food, at which point he is happy to come out of his shell and interact.”

Fortunately for Ginger, he had the isolation ward entirely to himself — except for Anne.Anne was taken to the hospital as a stray after being discovered hiding in a bush at a nearby sports club.She was infected with fleas and ticks and was in poor health.One of the club’s trainers drove her to the hospital, where everyone could see she was very sick.They sprang into action, attempting to heal her and settling her into the isolation ward.

Normally, cats and dogs are kept in separate areas at Greenside Animal Hospital, but the isolation ward is an exception.The crates of Anne and Ginger were across the room from each other.
The staff believed there was no way they could communicate.Ginger, on the other hand, had other ideas.One day, staff walked into the isolation ward and came to a halt.Ginger was missing from his crate.Instead, he was snuggled up in Anne’s crate.

“We underestimated the kitten’s ability to wiggle through the door of the cage he was placed in,” Viljoen and Greube explained.”Because the little dog was so weak, we never considered her to be a risk to the kitten, but when we first saw them together, there was definitely a moment of panic, because some dogs don’t react well to cats and vice versa.”

Everyone’s concerns were quickly dispelled when they saw how gentle Anne was with Ginger and how much they seemed to adore each other.The couple appeared to calm down, and although the staff attempted to separate them again, it did not work.Anne and Ginger had determined that they belonged together, and that was the end of it.

“When we first discovered them together, we moved the kitten back into his cage because it had a litter box, food, and water, but he immediately made his way out of the cage and back to his friend,” Viljoen and Greube explained.

Anne and Ginger are now sharing a crate full-time and couldn’t be happier.Anne was extremely weak when she arrived at the hospital, but having Ginger by her side appears to be assisting her recovery and providing her with strength.He gives her something to focus on and care about, and she gives him the sense of calm and safety he was missing previously.

“With these two, it’s definitely ‘yours, mine, and ours,'” Viljoen and Greube said.”They enjoy cuddling and even sharing meals!”They have toys, but chasing Anne’s tail is the kitten’s favorite pastime!”

It doesn’t matter that the two are diametrically opposed.Their bond is strong, and everyone agrees that it is the most endearing thing ever.