This is the story of Bruce, a cat who has undergone several color changes since he was rescued by his “forever mom” at only one day old. He’s a very unusual kitty with a heartwarming rescue story.
Bruce’s mom, Kathryn, lives in New Zealand. On November 3, 2015, she found Bruce alone on a footpath in Kingsland, Auckland with his umbilical cord still attached. It was raining and Kathryn couldn’t bear to turn her back on the little guy.
None of the neighbors knew where Bruce came from, so Kathryn took him home, where he was fed around the clock to keep him alive. His first few months were spent in and out of the vet. It’s a miracle he survived at all.
As he grew, Bruce started getting dark spots on his paws and face. The family thought he might be part Siamese with the new markings emerging, plus his bright blue eyes. Within months Bruce turned into a beautiful (but black) green-eyed cat.
It was learned Bruce had “fever coat,” a condition that occurs if the mama is sick or stressed while pregnant. Her babies will have a lighter coat that will darken over time.
His unique appearance has earned Bruce a legion of fans on social media. Listed below are links to where you can find this now healthy, happy boy, who shares his life with his black feline friend Jager.
Facebook (where you can purchase items from his very own store and sign up for his newsletter)
Enjoy Bruce on social media. And be sure to share his heartwarming story with your friends. You may also send Bruce fan mail to Bruce the Cat, c/o Otago Polytechnic, Private Bag 1910, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.