Caturday Reader: Cat in Polish Animal Shelter Makes the Best Nurse


Cats get a bad rap, but they can be sensitive and nurturing too. The cutest nurse at a Polish animal shelter is under a foot tall, with pointed ears and black fur.

Rademenes, a black cat who lives at the shelter in Bydgoszcz, does the important work of providing comfort and companionship to animals undergoing medical treatment. Duties include gently resting on top of recovering cats and spooning canine patients.

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Rademenes came to live at the animal shelter after his original owners brought him in with an inflamed respiratory tract, and feared he was too sick to make a recovery, Polish news channel TVN Meteo reported. But veterinarian Lucyna Kuziel-Zawalich took a liking to the cat, and managed to nurse him back to health before taking him in as her own.

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Now Rademenes is considered an important asset to office staff, comforting patients after surgery and sometimes cleaning their ears.

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On the Web: Check out more photos of Rademenes on the job via Imgur.



8 thoughts on “Caturday Reader: Cat in Polish Animal Shelter Makes the Best Nurse

  1. What wonderful photos. My cat Shakespeare, who looked exactly like this black one, was a nurturer too, could sense moods and would nuzzle in to comfort. Great story. Thanks.

    • Thank you too Liesl and very welcome! Animals, especially my personal favs – dogs, cats & horses – are smarter and more empathetic than we humans as a whole give them credit for being. We do hear of dogs saving kids or even entire families, cats snuggling up to babies quite a bit in the news. I’m always thrilled to include these stories on my blog. In some ways, it illustrates we aren’t all that different from the beasts and fauna that share the planet with us. Pretty cool.

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