Molly the tuxie was someone’s companion for 15 years. Like many senior cats, she had developed some health issues, including kidney disease and hyperthyroidism. Consequently, she needed manageable special care and was likely to frequently urinate. Instead of caring for Molly’s illnesses, her ‘owner’ decided to discard her. We have many strong words about such a person’s actions, but it can be summed up in one word: karma.
Someone Suggested Tossing Molly in Lake Michigan (?!!)
Whoever they were, Molly’s human had the nerve to reach out to rescuers and suggest they would toss Molly into Lake Michigan. Apparently, they don’t realize those are fightin’ words for people who love animals like family.
“There is no place for this cat but the lake,” they said of Molly.
Sure, it might have been in jest, bad taste, and judgment. But if someone said that to a stranger about a child, they might get a visit from child protective services. By the way, Michigan has introduced bills to protect cats, such as outlawing cruel declawing and prohibiting the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores.
Unsinkable Molly Rescued
Fortunately, Molly’s fate was not to end up in a Great Lake. Like the Unsinkable Molly Brown, she kept afloat and traveled to our friends at Purrfect Cat Rescue, Inc. They saved her from probable neglect and would give her the Golden Years she deserved.
“Meet Molly 💕 In the words of her owner… ‘There is no place for this cat but the lake.’ Not on our watch! Fifteen years old, hyperthyroid, and kidney disease…this senior girl deserves a better life and home!” shared Purrect Cat Rescue Inc.
You can imagine the outrage from cat lovers in the comments, but as one person explained, caring for a hyperthyroid senior cat doesn’t necessarily involve great expense. As with people, cats will develop more health issues with age. It’s no reason to abandon them, much less in a lake.
“Forgive me for saying the only place for her prior owners might be in the lake. I had a hyperthyroid kitty. She lived to be 15 and a half years old, and she was diagnosed with that and IBS when she was 9…So glad you have her now!! Hyperthyroid medication is not that expensive. Every cat deserves to live!! ❤️” shared Julie.
Unsinkable Molly Charts New Course
Despite being abandoned, Molly’s life took the happiest turn in foster care. She charmed her foster family so much that they adopted her!
“Remember our 15 year old kitty named Molly? Her owner was going to throw her in Lake Michigan because he had nowhere for her to go. Well, a few weeks ago, her foster family made it official and adopted her. So, CONGRATS to Molly! She has learned to trust people again, is grateful for the laps to lay on, loves to watch the wildlife outside her window and appreciates those gentle butt scratches! We are so happy this girl found her new life as a happy senior! Thank you for giving her the forever home she deserves!❤️🏠❤️”
Although adorable kittens usually get all the attention, there are so many lovable adult kitties that need homes. For example, here’s a stunning smoky meowdel named Linus who is ready to capture your heart.
“Meet Linus!! Talk about a handsome boy! Two years old and a lover boy. His coloring is amazing as is his personality. You have got to meet him if you are a one-cat home. ❤️🖤❤️”
For those in the Michigan area, you can find out more on Facebook and Instagram. Purrfect Cat Rescue Inc’s website shows many furbabies seeking homes and has information on how to volunteer, foster, or donate.