Soldier refuses to leave disabled kitten behind in Afghanistan

Christine Weber Boulding was serving in Afghanistan in 2008 when she came across a tiny disabled feline friend. She told People magazine, “I’d never seen a cat like that, I felt so sorry for her. She couldn’t stand up and would flip over.” It turned out the kitten had Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), a non-progressive disease that affects motor skills.


Knowing the kitten stood little chance in the war torn country, and not wanting to leave him behind, Bouldin took action.


Bouldin paid a driver $300 to pick up Felix from their base and transport her to Constable’s pet shelter in Kabul to look after the kitten until Bouldin could fly the cat to the States. “It was a little over an hour to get to our base from Kabul, and you’re always in danger of IEDs… I was worried about her. I didn’t know if I’d see her again if they wouldn’t allow me to bring her home. I’m pretty sure I cried,” Bouldin recalls.




Thousands of miles later, Felix the disabled kitten was in the states with his new cat mommy.


Today the he lives with Bouldin, her husband, and their cat Gus



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