Rademenes was brought to a veterinary clinic in Bydgoszcz, Poland with one purpose — to end his suffering, Izabella Szolginia, the director of the center told Sputnik.
He was in such bad shape that the staff at the shelter would not let him near the other animals.
But when veterinarian Krystyna Kuziel-Zawalich took him in her arms and heard him purr, she decided to help him fight for his life.
It took him half a year to come back to life, Szolginia says.
However, after a while the personnel noticed something unusual in his behavior.
The staff were amazed to watch him lying with the shelter’s furry patients. He paid particularly close attention to those which were recovering from surgery.
It seemed that Rademenes took it upon himself to assume the role of a full-time nurse.
Szolginia says that the animals, for their part, became less nervous, as if they were sure that if nothing bad happened to this particular cat, they would also be all right.
The veterinarian also explained that the unusual name, Rademenes, comes from a Polish children’s TV series, where a cat is the reincarnation of a man from Egypt who grants seven wishes to a boy who saves him from thugs.