This is MJ.
MJ is a nine month old female cat for whom life has not exactly been easy.
At only a few months old, she was rescued from the side of a Yorkshire road, very pregnant and very thin. Her rescuer took her to a vet clinic, who provided care for her. Her pregnancy had to be terminated, and she was spayed.
The vet clinic tried to find a home for this sweet kitty. After several months with no success, she was taken in by The Blue Cross For Pets.
Staff at The Blue Cross found that MJ is diabetic, and their vets are checking her health, especially her kidney function.
It’s sad to think that this sweet cat may have health problems that are too serious to overcome. Especially since she is a sweet, playful, and loving creature.
Is her illness the result of her having such a rough start in life? It’s obvious from her loving nature that she wasn’t always homeless. Was she lost? Was she left outside to fend for herself? I don’t know.
I do know that her story isn’t unique. It’s the story of many cats around the world.
If MJ is found to be reasonably healthy, The Blue Cross will make her available for adoption. She has more of a chance than many cats do.
I pray that she is able to be adopted, and that there is a loving family in the UK that will take her in and provide her the care that she needs.
I also pray for the day that we see all living things as more than just property to be tossed out as trash. For until we change the attitudes of people regarding the worth of animals, we will continue to have our hearts broken by stories like MJ’s.