An earless cat has finally found his forever home after people kept passing him by at the shelter.
McGibblets is a short hair, beautiful, adult male cat, his story begins when he was being fed voluntarily whilst he had no home at all. For over two years McGibblets was being fed by Mary who spent the first six months feeding and warming him up so that McGibblets would finally allow her to pick him up and cuddle with him.
Although McGibblets wasn’t allowed in the house, Mary selflessly set up a shelter for him in a camper just outside their property, humorously, it wasn’t enough for the gorgeous cat. He had experienced love and care from Mary and now wanted more, and the once timid and lonely cat took to crying at Mary’s door and begging her for more attention.
From first glance, McGibblets has this adorable chubby head, and beautiful short hair – instantly making people fall in love with him as soon as they come into contact with his gentle nature.
Unfortunately, McGibblets wasn’t the picture of health when he was taken to a shelter, he had to be treated for fleas and amenia which was brought on by a blood parasite caused by his fleas. He also sadly has a painful condition called pododermatitis or ‘Pillow Foot’, for which McGibblets was given a treatment of steroids, antibiotics and a paw soak every single day. Fortunately, the treatment not only helped his poor little, swollen paws but it also made his red blood cell percentage normal. McGibblets also ran into a nasty respiratory virus which was luckily already being fought by all the heavy medication he as on, and so it was minimalised almost instantly.
Despite all his problems and apparent set-backs McGibblets never complained or reacted badly. He was always accepting of the treatment and appreciated all the kindness and compassion he was shown throughout. His positive and happy attitude meant he grew stronger and healthier every single day. Not only that but he also grew fonder and more comfortable around new people and he began thanking people with lap sits and cuddles.
There is not one volunteer at Big Sid’s Sanctuary (where he is currently) who can resist cuddling up with McGibblets, especially when he comes up to them and crawls into their arms; he really does melt everybody hearts. He is the definition of a gentle giant who also enjoys the company of other cats which is a quality a lot of people look for in a cat.
Despite everything McGibblets has been through, he continues to spread happiness and joy to everybody’s life. He brings an important message to anybody who meets him – no matter the trials and tribulations life throws at you, people will always be there to help you and you should always spread happiness and be optimistic. The loving kindness of Mary and the volunteers are the reason McGibblets is looking forward to a more comfortable life and he is still looking for a new home. You can find more about him and a little bit more about his current condition here. Help spread the word about this amazing and super friendly cat who would make a great addition to any home.
All the photos were taken from https://www.petfinder.com with permission.
This social media famous adorable rescue cat with no claws, just three teeth, a crooked ear and hip dysplasia has captured the hearts of thousands of people all around the world and now wants to use his amazing moustache and cute little characteristics to make a difference.
He was adopted by his owners as a companion for their other beloved cat Princess Mer after they became convinced he needed a friend, however they had no idea how much of an impact the amazing little cat would make. They immediately fell in love with him and knew they just needed to take him home with them.
The strange but beautiful looking cat has an extraordinary but tragic back story – he has witnessed a murder. Kyle was actually being held as evidence by the police for a domestic violence incident which sadly ended fatally. Kyle wasn’t the only kitty who was held by the police, 30 other cats who were also in the house which the murder took place were taken as part of the murder investigation.
When Kyle’s pictures and posts began to gain a lot of attention of social media platforms such as Instagram and Reddit, his owners decided to use his voice and followers to gain attention to domestic violence causes. Kyle’s owners noticed that there was a dire need for animal-friendly domestic violence shelters which would allow victims to take their beloved pets to safety too.
Research has suggested that abusers who also abuse their pets are more dangerous and controlling than those who do not and 45% of abused women have delayed leaving their abuser or returned to them for their pets safety. Chilling facts like these emphasise the need for these shelters which Kyle the kitty is raising awareness about.
In February 2015 Kyle started the hashtag phenomenon #CatsAgainstDV which means Cats Against Domestic Violence, the hashtag spread the word and outlined the need for animal-friendly domestic violence shelters, amazingly Kyle and his popular photos have already raised over $4000 for organisations which support the cause.
Kyle also promotes and raises money for various different charities and his Charitable Cash 4 Kyle’s Stache donates money to his causes and many different charities and campaigns which are all making a large difference for those who need it most. He sells little Kyle cat plushie teddies, mugs and pillows just to name a few, all with his beautiful signature looks and adorable face.
Kyle has started a new campaign which involves his adorable plushies which can be bought from his store. People purchase a plushie and they must share it with a family who has been impacted by domestic violence. You can buy one of the adorable cuddly toys and Kyle will ship it directly to Urban Resource Institute which is the only organisation which provides safety shelters for everybody including pets .
Despite Kyle’s upsetting and tragically unfair past, he has continually helped and raised awareness and money for causes which mean a lot to him and his owners. His owners have done an incredible and selfless act of kindness to help prevent situations like Kyle’s and to also help victims feel more comfortable to escape violent circumstances. From a rescue cat to rescuing more pets.