Radamenes the cat is a doting nurse to sick animals, providing cuddles, massages and even grooming sessions at the animal shelter.

Why is he so helpful? Maybe because Radamenes knows firsthand how it feels to be hospitalized. He once suffered a near-fatal respiratory infection, and was in such bad shape the people who brought him in thought he would need to be euthanized.

But Radamenes is a fighter, and now helps other animals recover from their illnesses just like he did.