Video: Cat Healing From Gunshot Wounds Finds Best Friend in Little Girl

In his former life, Flower the cat was left to roam outdoors. It was a life so dangerous that he was hit by a car and ended up with gunshot wounds, as PETA discovered when he came in for a free neuter surgery. That’s why, when his former owner asked PETA to find him a new home, we jumped at the chance—and soon he was safe with his new family, including 3-year-old Hannah, with whom it was love at first sight.

Hannah, who chose her new best friend’s name, and Flower have been inseparable since the day that he moved in. As this video shows, the happy pair do everything together—snuggling, napping, playing, and even practicing “their” reading!

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“I love him!” says Hannah in the video. “He came from the shelter because he didn’t have a home. Some dogs and cats don’t have homes.”

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information about our work to help dogs and cats is available here. Further information about Flower and Hannah is available on PETA’s blog.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind