A good samaritan stopped for a quick bite to eat at a local McDonald’s, but left with a little kitten.
Beatrix, an abandoned kitten, was found jumping into cars in the parking lot of McDonald’s looking for something to eat. She was brought to the local shelter. The adorable kitten was severely underweight, filled with parasites, and sick with upper respiratory infection. Tigerlily Cat Rescue saved the kitten from the shelter and brought her to a vet where she tested positive for feline leukemia virus(FeLV), a fatal and highly contagious disease in cats.
The tiny kitten was not likely to live past her first birthday. However, she defied the odds and is now three! A foster family came forward to take Beatrix as a companion to their other FeLV positive cat. It took several months to nurse the kitten back to health. She is now a healthy and friendly cat that lives life to the fullest.
It is National Feed A Rescue Pet Week. Last year we beat our goal of feeding 3 million rescue pets. This year our goal is to provide 5 million meals to rescue pets, but we need your help!
Tigerlily Cat Rescue thanks GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program for providing food, which allowed them to use the money saved on treatment for Beatrix. “Because of GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank program, we have been able to give cats like Beatrix with terminal illnesses a chance at life, despite their shortened life expectancy. Every cat deserves a chance, and having a steady supply of food for our foster homes makes it possible for us to focus on nutrition and getting the best medical treatment for these cases!”
Rescue Bank has donated over 275 million meals to animals in need. It is the world’s largest pet food distribution network. The goal is to donate pet food to shelters, rescues and sanctuaries to help feed the animals until they find forever homes. Pet food is the number one expense for rescues, usually taking their whole budget. This leaves little or nothing for vet care and treatment. Rescue Bank steps up to help by sending donated food to rescues in need. The money a rescue or shelter saves on buying food can then be used for vet care, vaccinations, adoptions and much more.
When Beatrix is not being spoiled with attention or treats, she is the greeter for other FeLV positive cats at the rescue.
Help feed animals in need by donating to Rescue Bank. Just $10 ships 400 meals – donate now! For every $1 donated, you save a rescue $17 to help an animal in need.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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