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Starving Cat Appears in Man’s Backyard Asking for Help (With Updates)

Posted in Cat Videos - On: September 18, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: September 18, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

One day when a James returned home from work, he spotted a starving cat in his backyard.

The cat was very malnourished and his fur was extremely matted, so this kind man decided to do whatever he could to help him.

starving cat

First he put out some much needed food and water for this poor kitty.

It was obvious that he hadn't eaten for some time.

starving cat eating

Then decided to try and give him a bath. Once clean it would be easier to see if there was anything serious going on.

Bathing him wasn’t an easy task, like most cats really, but at least the kitty was a little cleaner and although he didn’t like the water he seemed to like the attention.

cat in bath

Sadly, he couldn’t allow the cat to come into the house because there were other kitties inside but this kind man set up food, water and a bed in the utility room so that kitty wouldn’t be left outside alone.

The next morning they took him to see the emergency vet and thankfully he didn’t have any major problems or sickness.

He was fitted with a collar to stop him scratching his sores and then it was time to take him home.

James named him Gnar.

cat in cone

The other cats in the house were very cautious of him but after a few days they became more curious of this new arrival.

Things were starting to settle down which was very important because he was now part of this loving family.

starving cat 2

They even showed him how to use the litter tray, being a stray he had probably never used one before.


It’s such a joy to see people go above and beyond to help out an animal in need and give him a chance to be part of a loving family.

Watch the video:


Gnar is doing well and loving his new life with his new family.

He did have the cone off for a while but James explained that he kept aggravating his old wounds so the cone had to go back on.

Here he is cone free!

@gnarkekomax woke up and found gnar like this a couple days ago my family and I have decided to let him rock without the cone and see what happens #catsoftiktok #rescuecat #fyp ♬ original sound - Gnar Keko Max

Although the cone is always on it doesn't stop him having fun, chasing around the house and generally all the things that cats do!

James has even set up Gnar's own TikTok page - there you can keep up with his progress and all his antics, there are quite a few of them in the videos below!

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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