Thumper - A Cat Rescue Story

by John
(Middletown, NJ USA)

Thumper & 2 litter mates (his sisters) were left 3 years ago on the front porch of the local Church Office/Priest residence with a note attached stating that the owner was elderly and could no longer afford to feed the kittens and would Father find a home for them. The two girls were adopted - one on Saturday who became lulu (she looks like a cross between a Siamese & a tuxedo) and the other who became Charlie (long haired black). My buddy Thumper I was not going to take originally, but after seeing him in the Parish Office overnight on Sat/Sun I decided to take him and am so glad I did. We went to the vet who said that he was in perfect health. Had him spayed & neutered and all his shots. The vet said he was about 5 months old. We have been together since. He is my constant companion when I am home and he looks after me as I look after him. He is my secondary alarm clock in the morning. We like to play and when it is time to go to bed he makes sure that he comes too.

Cats leave memories in our brain and paw prints on our hearts...

I was a lovely story; shame there isn’t a photo of thumper. It’s always sad when someone has to abandoned kittens but at least they left them somewhere here they should have been cared for. Sadly I think people feel too ashamed to take them to an animal shelter, which they totally shouldn’t. It is much better to be honest and simply say I can’t look after them, please find them a home.

Any way at least there was a happy ending to your story and all three cats found a good home. I guess it was his big back feet that made you think of the name Thumper. Cats do have similar back feet to Rabbits don’t they?

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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