This is about the power of social media in rescuing a cat when the Twitterer is singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams, who as it happens loves cats. He is another one of the world’s celebrities who loves cats. They are an asset to the domestic, stray and feral cat. I wonder if they could be better employed to promote cat welfare? Cat charities should be asking them to do charity work for them.
Mr Adams took to his Twitter account which has almost 700,000 followers when he spotted an abandoned black and white cat in a cemetery in Auckland while he was out for a stroll between shows.
He fed the cat, now called “Cemetery Cat”, and requested assistance on this Twitter account for someone to adopt her.
“I fed her. She’s very sweet – was crying for help. Clearly abandoned…Very loving”
His twitter prompted an overnight rescue mission as his extensive family of fans rallied in support of the cat.
A rescue organisation, Lonely Miaow Association, and a fan of Mr Adams, Rob Issac assisted. Mr Issac lived next door to the cemetery and rescued the cat. He posted his success on his Twitter account with a picture patting the cat’s head. Great….but wait….
“You are my hero, Rob. But more importantly you are hers. I cannot thank you enough. What a good man you are.” – Ryan Adams
Yes Rob Issac was a hero for 5 minutes until the cat escaped. Now what? Well, the story dried up at that point. Disappointing.
This hashtag: #cemeterycat has been trending on Twitter. I hope a successful rescue has been achieved.
I suppose it does raise some questions. Perhaps Mr Adams, himself could have rescued the cat as he was on the spot and he does have people working for him. Or perhaps I am asking too much?
Here, below, is a photo of Adams showing his tender side towards a domestic cat. The photo was posted on his girlfriend’s Instagram account.
Here he is performing.
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