A nurse in Detroit said a cat walked into the Henry Ford Hospital’s emergency room with a gunshot wound.
Victoria Ziraldo, a registered nurse, at the medical facility, said the cat had a gunshot wound to the tail when it happened to walk into the ER in April, reported ClickonDetroit on July 26.
She said the cat walked through the hospital’s metal detector and approached the security desk. Officers then discovered the injury.
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As she volunteers at a local animal rescue facility, Ziraldo was asked about adopting the cat, which is now named Henry.
She said the cat was probably used as target practice, and the weapon used was likely a BB gun.
Later, Ziraldo brought the cat home in a box before she named him. Henry was later adopted by her parents, the report said.
“He is now living his best life and spends his time snoozing in a La-Z-Boy chair and counter surfing for food,” Ziraldo explained. “He is spoiled rotten and a wonderful pet.”
Henry was neutered, microchipped, and received veterinarian care, she said, adding that the animal has since recovered from its tail injury.
Other details about the incident were not provided.
On the ClickonDetroit Facebook page, a number of locals praised the nurse for aiding the cat.
“What a great ending. Thanks to the wonderful nurse & her parents,” one person commented.
Another added, “Awesome ending. Thank you for helping this baby and being so kind.”
“Poor kitty! I’m glad that the story has a happy ending,” a third said.