Jacey Shares Some Happy Stories

Sassie Playing

Hi, everyone! It’s Jacey! Did you know that my name means happy? It is a very fitting name for me because that is my personality. The human says that if I were a two legged creature, I would be the stereotypical happy and friendly Southern California girl. I do not know why he expected anything different, because that’s what I am. I am happy that today, it is my turn to talk for my brofur Bagheera the Diabetic Cat!

Naturally, a happy cat is going to share happy stories with you. And that is what I will do. You know about Lucky and his story, which is both a sad and happy one. It is sad that he was abused, and his ordeal was far more than what a diabetic cat like Bagheera must deal with. But then he found humans to care for him and a loving home!

Sassie Playing
Sassie Playing

And that home has room for another special needs cat, Sassie. My furiends, everyone says I am a very pretty cat, but even I do not have a heart on my nose like Sassie does. She is battling a growth that will probably take her life, but she is doing it with grace and she is not letting it slow her down. For 75 days now, she has been a fun companion for Lucky, the rest of the felines, and the humans in her home.

Because Bagheera is a diabetic cat, I am much more sensitive to cats who must battle medical conditions. My furiend Batgirl’s sisfur, Goldie Cat, is fighting off the nasty parasite toxoplasma gondii. This parasite generally does not afflict indoor only cats like me, Bagheera and Marley because we do not eat contaminated meat.

Goldie Cat is Fighting Toxoplasma Gondii
Goldie Cat is Fighting Toxoplasma Gondii

Well, just like Bagheera, who does not let being a diabetic cat affect him too much, Goldie Cat is showing the parasite who is boss. She does not like her medicine, just like Bagheera doesn’t like the insulin shots a diabetic cat needs. But both of them know it is needed and they tolerate it.

Finally, I have good news to share about sweet kitten Katniss. It is sad that we lost her after she was abused so horribly. I am very grateful that I have a human who would never hurt me, even though I drive him nuts. The most he will do is loudly tell me, “Jacey, stop it!” This is a fun game for me. I drive him nuts, and then when he shouts at me, I run away but come running back. It is a fun game and it works every time!

The evil human who abused poor Katniss has been caught and has been charged with a felony. Furiends, I am not a vindictive cat. But I hope his punishment is a severe one. I understand that humans who do bad things can be locked in cages for a while. I hope this happens.

Sad News On Burn Victim Katniss

Animal Abuse Victim Katniss

Today I must bring you sad news, my furiends. I shared with you the story of Katniss, the tiny kitten who was burned by evil humans in a horrible act of animal abuse. The humans in badges are searching for the cruel individuals who tortured this defenseless kitten.

I was hopeful that Katniss would have a happy story like the ones for Lucky or Justin or many other felines who survived and thrived despite horrible incidents of animal abuse. Sadly, this was not to be. The injuries were too much for Katniss to overcome, and she left us.

Animal Abuse Victim Katniss
Animal Abuse Victim Katniss

The white coated human who treated and cared for Katniss after her abuse wrote:

It is with broken heart that I must tell you this morning that sweet Katniss has passed away. She fought a brave fight for two weeks and was kind to those she met even after suffering such brutallity in her short life. She was awake and purring to us this morning and even talked a bit. I left her alone on the bed while I showered for church and when I returned to her she had peacefully passed, leaving behind her broken body and the fond memories of her we will always cherish.

I struggle in search for understanding of why such innocents must needlessly suffer, but know I am a better person to have loved this courageous, sweet, loving little being. I will forever hear her tiny purr in my head from when I leaned over to kiss her this morning. That is how I wish to remember her and I hope you too will remember her fondly, not allowing hate for her tormentor to overshadow her memory. Please join me in redirecting those negative feelings toward positive change in this world in which we live.

I love you all and am thankful to have been her doctor. I am so sorry that I could not save her.

Furiends, this tiny brave kitten saw the best and the worst in humans during her short life. She saw the worst from the horrible humans who are guilty of animal abuse. And she saw the best from the white coated human who worked so hard to save her as well as those of you who sent healing thoughts to this tiny girl.

We must stop animal abuse, my furiends. Please learn about what to do when you see animal abuse so that other felines like Katniss do not lose their lives because of it.

Kitten Recovers from Animal Abuse

Katniss Is Recovering from Animal Abuse

If you are reading this, I know you cannot stand animal abuse. Like my furiend Lucky, I encourage all humans to get involved to stop animal abuse. It will be too late for this one kitten, but it will prevent others from suffering like she did.

Katniss is a two pound kitten who lives in Cleveland, Tennessee. She is lucky to be alive, because she suffered burns over 90 percent of her body when a group of evil humans set her on fire. For a while, her survival was in doubt.

Katniss Is Recovering from Animal Abuse
Katniss Is Recovering from Animal Abuse

“The first ten days were critical, she was not very responsive. She wouldn’t get up and move,” said one of the humans in white coats who treated Katniss. “We were afraid we would lose her.”

Katniss survived the cruel animal abuse she endured, although it did require her to have a leg amputated. But she is a tough feline and a fighter. “A lot of these little ones, they don’t know to give up,” said the white coated human who treated Katniss.

The humans with badges are seeking information to find the evil humans who committed this horrible act of animal abuse. They said that they have reason to believe it was done by a group of young males.

Many green paper things are being offered to anyone who can help bring these cruel individuals to justice. There is a $1,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest of them.

Katniss Now Has a Loving Home
Katniss Now Has a Loving Home

As for Katniss, things are definitely looking up for her. The white coated human who treated her could not give her up, and has made her a part of his family. “My family is in love with her, he said, adding that Katniss is a “fighter” and that “she’s getting around, eating and drinking. She’s doing fantastic.”

Katniss will also become an advocate against animal abuse, which is linked to violence against humans. She will help with community outreach “to reach kids at that level and let them know the importance of reporting cruelty.”

As horrible as the animal abuse she suffered was, Katniss is one of the fortunate ones. She survived, and she has a loving home. Many abused animals suffer a painful death from their injuries, my furiends, and it must stop!