by Catz Jazz Rescue
(Austin, Texas, USA)
Blinky came to our rescue by an Animal Control request; they had come upon her during a suspected dog fighting ring raid. When found by officers, Blinky was emaciated, dehydrated, very sick, barely clinging to life and it was discovered there had been an attempt to blind the kitten so she would be helpless when thrown to the dogs. We took her to our vet for immediate medical attention but her eyes were beyond repair or saving. We don't know how many cats were subjected to similar brutality at the residence where Blinky was found, but we know that we're very grateful for the opportunity to give her another go at life; show her love and compassion she was denied at her start. Blinky is now a permanent rescue resident at Catz Jazz in Austin, Texas and has become inseparable with our director. An amazing cat, having totally learned the layout of her home, knows where all the food/water dishes and litter boxes are and she even climbs up/down the 7ft. indoor cat tree by herself to hang out on the top level for naps! Blinky also enjoys spending supervised time outside, rolling in the grass and dirt and she climbs trees like it is something she knows she should be enjoying. She doesn't climb very high before coming back down after her happy climbing exercise, but sometime she enjoys a merry game of "IT" before going back in. Our director is only too happy to oblige since we all know what a totally different fate this cat could have had. Blinky is now living a fulfilling life and goes to Catz Jazz adoption days where she serves as an ambassador to help educate the public about dogfighting cruelty. Blinky enjoys visits from her growing number of admirers who are in awe of her loving personality and resilience.
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