Young rescue cat spent quality time with foster carer before passing with cardiac arrest

This is a bittersweet story from Alley Cat Allies. According to their Facebook page, Thomas was rescued in early December 2019. He was being looked after by a foster carer who you can see in the picture below as she cuddles him. He appears to be missing his right eye.

Photo: Thomas’s foster carer (believed).
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

Young Thomas – he was under six-months-of-age – spent a happy time over Christmas. Suddenly after the holiday season he had to be rushed to an ER vet where they performed CPR. But he died of cardiac arrest. It is believed that he was born with a heart defect.

Alley Cat Allies so rightly say that:

We are so thankful that he had a wonderful loving foster over the holidays and received so much love and attention.

He found love during his short life. That’s the important point to take from this. It must have been a tough start for him. I see redemption in the story. Initially there was human failure. All cats who need to be rescued are examples of humane failure, either through misfortune, carelessness or wanton negligence and neglect. And then love is showered on him by good people in a redeeming act of compassion. If the rainbow bridge exists, he has passed over it to a better place where the love he received continues.

It is a really nice photograph of warmth, which projects love. It could be a selfie with the foster carer’s left hand holding the smartphone. It is a nice job, if it is.


Cats at the port of Newcastle Australia
Becky Robinson, the founder and President of Alley Cat Allies is throwing her weight behind the fight against what I ...
Staff Sgt Bousfield and Pfc Hammer
Pfc (Private first class) Hammer was a tabby kitten born at the US military's base for the 1st Battalion, 8th ...
Roy a moggie cat
The classic image of an alley cat that most people have is of a dirty stray cat or a feral ...
Atlantic City cat killers
On July 18, the Alley Cat Allies website posted they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the ...
Are feral cats a health hazard?
People ask: are feral cats a health hazard? I can answer the question in two ways. I can take a ...
Roberta recently passed away. She was much loved. Today, she represents all of the loved and cared for boardwalk cats ...
National Feral Cat Day 2016 -"All Cats All Communities"
It will be National feral Cat Day on October 16, 2016. It is celebrated every year on this date. It ...

Please search using the search box at the top of the site. You are bound to find what you are looking for.

Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

follow it link and logo

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.

I welcome and value comments. Please share your thoughts. All comments are currently unmoderated.

This blog is seen in 199 of the world's country's according to Google Analytics which is pretty much the entire world.

Scroll to Top