This stray cat was in dire need of help. Suffering a severe injury to the leg, he was limping along and could barely walk.

Fortunately, this smart kitty knew just where to go — the front door of Walter Santi and his family, who heard the desperate meows for help. They took him to the vet, who diagnosed an infected leg wound as well as a fracture that had just started to heal.

The cat was treated for his injuries, requiring a 2-night stay at the vet. Afterward, the family took him home and provided the care he needed to make a full recovery.

Now, the lucky feline is one of the family, and enjoys frolicking with the other cats of the home.