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Nubbins and His Bird Buddy Pose for 2014 Calendar

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:15pm
Green parakeet sits on white cat friend's back

When Nubbins the cat was found, he was emaciated, riddled with birdshot, and had tumors hanging from both of his ears. But the minute he was removed from his carrier by his rescuers, he started purring. He knew he was finally safe; relief was here at last.

Dr. Patricia Wagner, a veterinarian at the ASPCA Animal Hospital, performed surgery on the sweet feline and fell in love with his kind demeanor. Soon after, Nubbins joined Dr. Wagner’s household. He is incredibly grateful for his second chance and gets along swimmingly with the family’s resident parakeet.

In fact, kitty and bird are stars of the 2014 ASPCA calendar. Check out this adorable behind-the-scenes video of Nubbins sitting for his photo shoot.

Have you received your 2014 calendar? Want another one for friends or family? (They make great gifts!) Make a small donation to the ASPCA, and we’ll send you our 2014 calendar today. Thank you, as always, for your support. It makes stories like Nubbins’ possible.

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Lynn Wolf

Nubbins is a beautiful kitty and deserves the love and attention he is getting. Thank you Dr.Wagner for taking care of him. Enjoy your precious animal family!

Lynn Wolf

Nubbins is a beautiful kitty and deserves the love and attention he is getting. Thank you Dr.Wagner for taking care of him. Enjoy your precious animal family!

Georgie Cavitt

You can just tell that Nubbins is an extremely grateful cat due to his "laid back" demeanor. He has gone thru so much, that he accepts the parakeet, knowing that no harm will befall either of them, and that love is the best bond of all. Thanks to Dr. Wagner for giving him a home full of love. I would have taken him, if I had been there! How could anyone use a beautiful cat like him (or any) for target practice? It's beyond my comprehension. Thank God for the ASPCA ! ! !

Susan Trimble

This is a real heart-warming story! Nubbins has such wise and soulful eyes! He knows now that he finally has a peaceful and content life with the good doctor.

Lee

Thanks for your kindness and generosity Dr.Wagner. Long happy life to Nubbins and his parakeet friend.

Henry Bruning

Yeah Cute,but dangerous. Predator and prey animals should NEVER be put together.ASPCA should know this. I feel sorry for the bird.

Cheryl

Unlike humans who kill for sport most animals kill for food. I don't thing Nubbins is hungry. I don't think I would leave the bird out of the cage and the cat alone but Nubbins looks too laid back to hurt him and Nubbins is more domesticated than wild.
My opinion.

CHUD

I love rescue stories such as this. It gets to me where there are cases of abuse and neglect that just sickens me,....but when you follow it up with a happy ending and giving that animal a second chance,....all I can say that it is a truly wonderful feeling. Nubbins is a handsome cat, and I'm glad he was rescued and brought to a loving home.

Jo

What a wonderful story! Thank you Dr. Wagner for being such a devoted saver of sweet animals. I know God loves and thanks you also.

Brad Olson

I want to say thanks for taking this nice cat in and helping him. We need more people like you in the world. My hat is off to you!! GREAT PIC TOO!!!

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