In March of this year, I was working the late shift at the hotel I work at when the security guard informed me that some weird noise was coming from behind the soda machine in the hotel laundry room. I listened and heard faint meows, and saw eyes looking back at me. There was a cat tied to the soda machine. Then I saw a bag wrapped in a rubber band with a note. The note said, “need home, got shot, can’t mate, I’m not trouble.”
At first, I called animal control, but they told me they can’t come until the morning. I decided to put the cat in a vacant hotel bathroom with food and newspapers until the morning.
Throughout the night I would check up on him while talking to a close friend who talked me into adopting him. I had wanted a cat before and it was just was bad timing. The next day I brought the cat myself to the animal hospital. I expressed that I am interested in adopting this beautiful cat.
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During the checkup, they found a microchip and contacted the last owner. The owner said they were going to pick him up. I was infuriated. Why would they give this cat back to the previous owners after they abandoned him?
I would call the hospital every couple of days to see if he was picked up. By the week’s end, I was informed to come in and pick him up, that the previous owner surrendered him. I was ecstatic and picked him up. I named him Jeter after the shortstop of my favorite team–the Yankees.
I am so happy I adopted him. Every morning, he welcomes me home from work and plays with me. I kiss him and he kisses me right back.
Story submitted by Alan, from Elizabeth, NJ.
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