When Cody, an orphaned kitten, was rescued from the streets of Spain when he was six months old, he was also suffering from a variety of illnesses. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with feline herpesvirus and liver shunt disease. His liver couldn’t rid his blood of toxins like a properly functioning liver can, and Cody’s life was in danger.
Staff at the Leon Vegano Animal Sanctuary didn’t know whether Cody would make it, but were determined to give him the best shot at life possible. Cody received medical treatments to help with his conditions, and he did begin to get better. However, Cody often must fight off other health issues as they occur, but he does so with a strong will to live.
Despite his illnesses and ailments, Cody loves to help other shelter animals recover from their own injuries and illnesses. He curls up with new animals, and seems to know when sick animals need extra attention as they are healing. Cody has helped to keep a goat, a chicken, and a young sheep company as they recovered, and can often be found sleeping in his charges’ beds, rather than in his own.
The Leon Vegano Animal Sanctuary is lucky to have a nurse as great as Cody is. Perhaps he’s learned his skills after being nursed after himself, or perhaps he just inherently knows when other animals are in need.