Old blind cat thrown out. Rescued and rehomed through Facebook

This is a happy ending story. Angela Lovin tells us on Facebook that this kitty was thrown out of his home by his owner because he’s too old. We are also told that he is blind by the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary. I have a feeling that Angela works for the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.

Old blind cat thrown out and now rehomed
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Old blind cat thrown out and now rehomed

Anyway, this kitty was an indoor cat all his/her life but was then dumped, thrown away. Let’s not be surprised because sadly this happens not infrequently. He is a fine looking cat. It was particularly cruel to dump an elderly blind indoor cat. What chance of survival did he have?

We are told that the owner has been reported to the police because it might be a case of animal cruelty. There is probably little chance of a prosecution but at least law enforcement is involved and it can be investigated. The owner has other cats and therefore they are potentially at risk if this is the attitude towards cat ownership that the owner wishes to demonstrate.

Facebook can work fast

The posting that this cat had been abandoned was dated 29th May. On the same date after some vigorous sharing on Facebook and many comments an update was posted to say that an adopter has been found. That’s the power of Facebook at its best. There are many things wrong with Facebook but when it comes to rescuing cats and finding homes it is be the most effective communicator, networking medium on the planet which leads to rescue and rehoming.

We are told that he or she is off the street and safe and being fed. It’s a happy ending cat story. This cat is lucky. For some reason his predicament was picked up by somebody who is familiar with Facebook. There are hundreds of thousands of cats who are not so lucky. Let’s remember them.

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11 Responses

  1. Cat's Meow says:

    I’d be willing to bet those pee-poles treat elderly humans the same way.

  2. Anne says:

    Blind Cat Sanctuary is in St Pauls NC. It has a huge fan base. BCRS routinely shares posts of abandoned blind cats to help the cats find homes. If that cat was abandoned in Fla then most likely Angela became an advocate to speed matters along.

    I never saw the original post about the kitty.

  3. M E King says:

    Nothing is more precious than an old cat. They are a reflection of your love and caring and need to be treasured.
    They should be barred from ever having another pet

  4. RM says:

    Better than old cars–old friends 🙂

  5. R M says:

    No respect for years lived. May the person who did this become fearful of such treatment in his/her old age.

  6. Frances A Danna says:

    This breaks my heart. What a grand elder cat. He is magnificent. I am so happy that he has found a new home.???

  7. Jane Carter says:

    I just do not understand how anyone could abandon any animal, yet alone an elderly one.

    FB is a good medium for this, just such a shame it allows the promotion of animal abuse as well as the good stuff.

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