This cat knew that, no matter what, if he ever wanted to feel safe and loved again, he would just need to make it home, far, far away from his abuser.
Two weeks ago, in San Jose, California, Corissa Hulick's cat, Banks, didn't come home that night. Hulick didn't find this strange, given that the 2-year-old is an indoor/outdoor cat, a local ABC news affiliate reported. What she didn't expect was to find her cat nearly incapable of walking upon his return a day later.
Reportedly, someone had taken Banks hostage. They broke his jaw and punctured his tail. Currently, he has to eat through a feeding tube. He also has a hematoma in his chest - a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel. A vet caring for Banks posited the theory that he was possibly beaten with a baseball bat.