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'Finian the Cat' recovering after successful surgery

Posted at 7:20 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 22:53:49-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We have an update tonight on ‘Finian the cat,’ who’s recovering well after surgery.

He came to Crash’s Landing after being found nearly frozen to death in Cedar Springs a couple weeks ago.

On Thursday, he underwent multiple surgeries.

He got neutered, had several teeth pulled, an ear, nasal, and eye socket flush, tail tip amputation and even got another bath.

He still has some internal parasites the vet’s trying to get rid of, but he’s put on a couple pounds since he came in.

Finian loves eating and is really enjoying his new sweaters.

“It’s really cool because the girls here at work see the changes every day, and if they’ve been off a couple days and they come in - because I bring him with me every day - they’re just amazed,” said Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Gillum of Crash’s Landing.

She said Finian runs around the clinic like he owns the place.

“To be spunky in the carrier, like, he used to just sit there and ride calmly and quietly, and now he’s like, ‘Let me out; I have stuff to do.’ It’s heartwarming; it’s the reason why we get into veterinary medicine and got into rescue to see this transformation and be able to have a hand in it,” said Dr. Gillum.

Gillum tells us the donations for Finian keep pouring in and have already hit $4,000.

They’re not sure if he’ll ever be adopted due to his health, and he may even become the clinic’s new ambassador.

PHOTOS: Finian the Cat update

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