"Now that I have sort of stopped crying I can write about this. I was just driving home from getting some groceries for my boyfriends birthday BBQ (yeah here in Canada we are having a BBQ tomorrow! It is only 0 degrees!)
Anyways, I was two blocks from home when someone waved me to the side. Of course I then woke up and noticed that there was a cat. My heart broke and I pulled over and slamming on the brakes. The girl that stopped said someone just went to call the vet. So we got him covered with a jacket.
He was bleeding and there was blood and feces on the road. The poor thing was just so helpless. Thankfully the vet got there right away but all he could do was a quick diagnosis and said he needed to go the the emergency hospital right away as he had head trauma but internally he thinks he is ok. Everyone said it was too far to go so of course the cat freak that I am I offered to take him.
Right away I had a connection with this little guy (we know he is a neutered male no tattoos and they will check for a microchip) So off I go .
We put him in my back seat wrapped in a jacket. Once I was in the car is when I realized what happened and I started to bawl. I flew across the city and ran a couple of lights.
I started to get really angry as I drove through thinking "What kind of jerk (scuze the language) would drive away?" I started feeling sick thinking about it. My cats are my world and it makes me sick to think people are so heartless. Then I started thinking of my babies and how much this guy looks like my moms kitty. Next thing I know we are stopped at a light, (I have been talking to this little guy the whole way promising him I will help him) So I turn around to look at him and ... Hes not there!
I am freaking out but the light is green I have to drive. Next thing I know there is a head by my right arm. "Oh my God sweetie, you have to lay down!! AHHH!" He wants in my lap. So poor little guy bloody and all crawls in my lap and rests his head on my arm. Like I am not crying enough already. He stayed that way the whole way (poor little guy peed on me too!) Here I am still crying, worried, when we get to the Vet's. They are checking for a chip to see if he has owners if not I need to call before 8 am ( I am calling in a bit to see how he is) If not he goes to the SPCA. (Humane society). I now am making calls to plan just in case he needs a home ( like there is any way I could not). I just really hope that he will be ok. I already offered to pay all his bills and for them to go ahead with anything that is needed. So everyone please pray for this little guy tonight. He needs us all. He is a tough little bugger and I hope whoever is out there that just left him for dead pays someway (maybe he'll come back as a mouse!!).
If this story doesn't make sense its late and I am crying,
my face hurts and I am still shocked that this happened. Thanks for your thoughts again goodnight . I need to go hug my kitties now.
The next time we heard from Jolene and were updated -
"This is for the numerous people that sent wishes and kind words for Sonny.
Yep he has a name. His name is Sonny. They found the owners. The SPCA spoke to the husband and he wants him put down as he wont spend the money to fix him. The vet at the SPCA figures it will be at least $400.
They are waiting to speak with his wife who owns the cat. I am torn. I know in my heart I have to take him in and get him checked out. Who says it is right to put a $ value on his life? I don't know where I am going to get the money but I will have to find it somewhere. There was a girl at the scene that will donate a little bit and I am going to ask some friends too. He needs X-rays for sure as his right front leg is probably broken they have him in a cast for now but he needs X-rays to find out where the break is. I went to visit him, and when I got there to see him he tried so hard to stand up to see me poor guy.
It makes me so mad to think about this. This guy needs my help now more than ever.
To know he has a name now makes it even worse. So he needs your prayers now more than ever. Poor guy he looked so sad when I was there. I will let you guys know what happens. I am waiting for that phone call to hear what is going on.
Unfortunately, Sonny was euthanized.
One of the many things that could be learned from Sonny's story is that our pets are safest indoors. If we truly love our pets, we will keep them safe and out of harms way.
Because of the way that Sonny's story and the acts of one person who cared touched our hearts, KitznKatz has created a fund in his memory.
If Sonny's name is mentioned on the order forms through The Spot Shop or Online Catalog we will donate 10% of your purchase total to the Sonny Memorial Fund.
The Sonny fund will be used to further assist felines in need. As the fund grows, we will report totals that were given in Sonny's name and where those funds were used.
If you are interested in helping to support this fund feel free to e-mail us.
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