Thanks to a loving kitten, a defenseless young monkey found wounded, dejected, defeated, and with no will to live has been able to find purpose in her days.
Avni is a little monkey from Dhanotu, India, who was nearly killed. He used to spend his days freely on a farm, until he was electrocuted one day and suffered horrible burns.
Her owners refused to pay for her veterinary bills, so she was left to her own ways. Fortunately, the monkey’s plight was discovered by rescuers, who took her to a refuge in Peepal.
They discovered that his condition was far worse than they had anticipated. Not only had he been burned several times, but he had also been poisoned. One of his limbs was fatally wounded, and vets were obliged to amputate it.
The tiny monkey was safe and healthy after a few months, but her demeanor was a clear indication that something was wrong.
His gloomy state of mind and lack of will to live were the most visible manifestations of how heart wounds are the most difficult to heal.
Avni had not only had to deal with extreme bodily suffering, but she had also had to deal with rejection from individuals she considered her family. I was devastated.
His sad soul yearned for a little tenderness.
The small monkey sat in her cage for lengthy periods of time. He would not leave the house, eat, or socialize with any other little animal. She seemed to have lost the drive to carry on, as miserable as she was, and that’s when Billo entered her life.
The lovely kitty had been at the shelter for many years until she decided to approach Avni one day. The kitten intuitively saw that Avni was in need of some attention.
One of the volunteers remarked, “Billo sat with her in her cage, and Avni clung to her paw as if it were her own mother.”
Rescuers were moved to tears by the pair’s natural interaction.
Billo and Avni have been inseparable since then. The young monkey regards her as a figure who protects her and follows her everywhere. They enjoy extended play sessions and have demonstrated that being of a different species is never an obstacle to forming a wonderful friendship.
The small monkey was able to fully recover after a lengthy period of time, due to her faithful cat buddy.
“How adorable!” “The cat gave him the affection he needed to heal,” a fan on social media said.
In this lovely film, you can see how they became lifelong friends: