Strange bed fellows

Raquel Borges embraces her paralyzed lion Ariel at the living room of veterinarian Pereira's home in Sao Paulo. Pereira's home has turned into a hospital since the 3-year-old lion started a landmark treatment to cure a rare autoimmune disease which paralyzed his legs about a year ago. Through an internet campaign launched on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, Borges has been managing to raise funds to pay for his $11,000 monthly hospital bills. Nearly 60,000 people have clicked on the "like" button on Facebook and hundreds of others made donations to two bank accounts linked to Borges' foundation aimed at helping abandoned animals.
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