If you or anyone you know has ever experienced an illness or injury, even a minor one, you know that having someone by your side can make a world of difference. Just having a loved one by your side is encouraging, and can actually help with recovery time.
And you don’t need to be a nurse or someone with medical training to provide healing or even lifesaving comfort to someone in need. And in this case, you don’t even have to be human.
At Clinic Fang, an animal clinic in Perm, Russia, there’s a very special member of the staff who’s been providing unconditional love and care to the sick and injured animals who pass through the doors, and he’s absolutely perfect at his job — because he knows how it is to need a friend.
Lucifer is a black cat (which probably inspired his spooky name), but he mainly goes by Luc. When Luc was rescued, his back legs were paralyzed, probably from a spinal injury. But he didn’t let that stop him.
Animals are really good at taking care of one another, no matter what differences they might have in appearance. We can learn a lot from them on caring and acceptance. Check out Lucifer’s story below. He even “tells” it in his own words!
Lucifer, or Luc, is a rescue cat who now “works” as a nurse and companion at an animal clinic in Perm, Russia.
“I don’t know what it means to walk because when my new owners found me, I had a problem with my legs.” Luc’s paralysis is likely from a spinal injury.
“Now I am very happy because I have work and family. I like to help animals in my clinic, support them, and explain that they need to live.”
“After suffering myself, I can now really understand others. I often cuddle with patients to keep them warm.”
“I still have difficulties walking, but nothing can stop me from comforting other healing animals.”
“Animals at the clinic enjoy my comforting presence.”
And in fact, Luc does a lot more than simply comforting them. He’s even saved a few lives.
Luc was found to be a match for a few cats that needed blood transfusions. Naturally, the staff was right there to make sure he was never in any danger.
“I am very proud of this, and I take my job very seriously!”
He even visits with animals who you might not expect wouldn’t be so welcoming of his company. But his soothing energy really makes all the difference.
“Also, I am a model and we make a lot of advertising in our marketing department.”
It’s true. You can find Luc’s image on Clinic Fang’s social media and website.
But he doesn’t let the fame get to his head.
OK, maybe he likes to wear a crown sometimes, but we think he deserves the honor!
“No, I am not a star. I am a cat, but sometimes I feel like a human. I want to say a big thanks to my clinic for this chance to live and help animals in need.”
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