Animals

This Grumpy Stray Cat Ended Up In The Hospital And Promptly Stole Everyone’s Hearts

Move over, Grumpy Cat!

Move over Grumpy Cat. There’s a new sourpuss in town.

Putney Animal Hospital in London took in a stray cat named Saul in October after he came in with some serious injuries.

“The hospital vets think he may have been involved in a road traffic accident as he has an injured jaw and teeth and a sore eye,” Putney Animal Hospital wrote in a Facebook post.

Thankfully, it appears Saul the cat will make a full recovery. But for now, the injuries have left him with what the hospital called a “special” look. What do they mean by that? Well, take a look for yourself:

That is Saul. Saul had fun once. He hated it.

Yep, Saul is a very frowny feline. Needless to say, the folks at the animal hospital have fallen in love with him and his frumpy face.

“We have our very own grumpy cat at Putney,” the hospital wrote. “This is Saul and he’s decided that he’s the door security for Cat Ward. If your name’s not down – he’s not letting you in. He’s got a little clipboard and everything.”

Oh yeah? Well this is what Saul thinks of your cute little jokes Putney.

Of course, because the internet loves cats — especially cats who look like they’re having a bad day — Saul has gone viral. The original Facebook post has been shared 91 times, and he has been written about by The Dodo, which is the ultimate litmus test for animal story fame.

Saul is clearly loving all of the attention:

All kidding aside, the hospital staff said Saul is actually a softie.

“Despite his constant scowl, Saul’s actually really sweet and friendly,” RSPCA London Veterinary Director Caroline Allen told People. “He’s recovering really well from his injuries and we hope he will soon be ready to move to our cattery at Southall to find a new home as we don’t rehome directly from the hospital.”