A female US Army sergeant did everything to tame a cat found on a mission. The animal, fearful and injured, ended up giving him his trust and should be repatriated for a more serene life with his guardian angel.
To join the army is to come to the aid of populations, helpless victims of conflicts. But humans are not the only ones to suffer from these clashes, animals are also collateral victims, often ignored by the fights.
The association Paws of War takes care to come to the aid of humans and animals. It allows the establishment of numerous programs to support soldiers, whether they are still on mission, disabled or retired, as well as their animals.
It was during a mission in the Middle East that Sergeant Rode made the sad discovery of an injured cat. Covered in blood and emaciated, the animal fled all human presence. A behavior that did not stop the young woman, determined to help the animal.
For days she brought him food, made sure he ate, and got him used to her presence. The cat, however very fearful at first, gradually approached her. He first sat a few feet from the young woman, then allowed her to come a few inches away during meals.
Until one day … The sergeant was able to touch him. Far from having a silky coat, the animal, baptized Bubba, was covered with old scars, traces of its difficult life.
The feline attached itself to the young female soldier and quickly began to purr in her presence. A mark of affection which definitively sealed the love between the two individuals.
Unfortunately for Bubba, the sergeant was called back to his country, so the animal risked finding itself once again alone and left to its fate.
On the Paws of War site, the sergeant recounts: “I made such a bond with him, it took me so long to gain his trust, I cannot conceive of going and leaving him once. I will return to the United States ”.
This is where the Paws of War association comes in. Used to repatriating animals found in conflict zones. Once contacted, she immediately set up a kitty to finance Bubba’s arrival on American soil.
A huge relief for the young woman who will be able to offer the animal a better life by her side. She confides: “Bubba is such an extraordinary cat, and he greets me every time he sees me and purrs like never before when I stroke him”.
As soon as sufficient funds are collected, the animal should be repatriated to its rescuer and have happy days. A battle which ends in the most beautiful of victories for Sergeant Rode (and Bubba!).
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