Loving Cat Abandoned for Cuddling Too Much

Loving Cat Abandoned for Cuddling Too Much

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To non-cat owners, cats can have the reputation for being aloof. But cat owners know that cats the most loving creatures on the planet.

This became a problem for a beautiful Michigan cat named Jacque.

In May of 2016 when Jacque was just seven months old, his owner moved away and abandoned him.

Rescued Just in Time

Nancy Hutchinson, founder and president of Michigan Cat Rescue, told The Dodo, “He was found in a house that was foreclosed on.”

The person who owned him left him there and didn’t care.

He was found by the realtor and brought into a local shelter. This happens quite often, sadly.

Unfortunately for Jacque, he wasn’t adopted and the shelter put him on the list for euthanasia.

Hutchinson visited Jacque just in time and took him to the Michigan Cat Rescue where he was no longer at risk of euthanasia.

Courtesy of Michigan Cat Rescue

“I saw him in his cage and felt so bad for him,” Hutchinson said. “I opened up his cage and … sat on the floor with him for a while and he sat on my lap. I thought, ‘Wow. What a nice cat.'”

Jacque Gets Abandoned…Again

Hutchinson rescued Jacque and brought him to the Michigan Cat Rescue where he was put for adoption and advertised as a “lap cat”.

It didn’t take long for a woman to come along and adopt Jacque, but sadly, she returned him about a year later.

Courtesy of Michigan Cat Rescue

According to Hutchinson, the woman told her, “‘He’s constantly trying to sit in my lap — I just can’t stand it anymore. I’ll have to return him to you — this is not what I signed up for.'”

But as Hutchinson points out, “Actually, it is what she signed up for because she requested a lap cat specifically. But she just became tired of having him.”

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Stress Takes Its Toll on Jacque

When Jacque returned to the shelter, his health deteriorated. He was depressed after being rejected two times in a row.

All he wanted was to be loved and show love. He began to think something was wrong with him.

He wouldn’t eat and then developed upper respiratory and eye infections.

The stress of being returned was too much for the lovable cat.

Courtesy of Michigan Cat Rescue

The Road to Recovery

The shelter staff were determined not to give up on Jacque, and they nursed him back to health so that he could be re-adopted.

This time, however, they were much pickier about the applicants. They knew that Jacque couldn’t handle another rejection.

“We received a lot of applications for him, but a lot of them weren’t appropriate for his personality,” Hutchinson said.

Courtesy of Michigan Cat Rescue

The Perfect Family

One day Jacque’s luck changed. Liz Myziuk and her husband applied to adopt Jacque.

Hutchinson had a good feeling about the couple, so she invited them to visit Jacque.

Hutchinson said, “I let him out of the carrier, and he walked around a little bit. Then they picked him up and put him in their laps and he just stayed there. They were crying and so happy — they were so in love with him.”

Happily Ever After

Jacque, the cuddly cat who was twice abandoned, settled into his forever home in no time.

And he even got a new name: Giuseppe!

Giuseppe’s story began as a heartbreaking one, but ended in a heartwarming adoption.

He can now cuddle with his new mom and dad as much as he his heart desires.

Guiseppe will never worry about about being abandoned again. He knows he is safe and loved in the arms of his new family.

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27 Replies to “Loving Cat Abandoned for Cuddling Too Much”

  1. I was in tears over the story about the cat that was abandoned and almost murdered because he was too cuddling that’s horrible

    1. I would have taken Jacques in a heartbeat. My children and grandchildren are thousands of miles away and I adopted a kitty because I wanted a lap kitty for comfort. Two years later and Max won’t cuddle up in my lap or allow me to carry him around or snuggle him. He does show me he loves me and I love him dearly but I still want cuddles. And no, my husband won’t put up with a second kitty.

      1. I agree with you Kathy I would have adopted him in a heartbeat and never return him for overly affectionate. I already have 2 cats that love to sleep with me in m y bed every night and have no intention of getting rid of them. Because they are my fur babies (family members).

    2. I miss my cats so much.. I woukd love to have a kitty to just sit and hold. Those others that returned him shouldbe ashamed of themselves..

  2. It makes me sick to have a cat rejected for being a love bug. People who do things like that to a cat need help.

    1. I totally agree with you. That poor furbaby. He looked so sad. My heart breaks for any animal that goes tbru that.

  3. A cat can’t be too much of a cuddler in my book. That’s my dream cat. My Siamese boy loved to snuggle as well. He died from kidney failure at the age of 17. I rescued a 3 year old from the SPCA. Unfortunately she is not a snuggler, but I still love her dearly. Cats, especially cuddlers, are the best!

    1. I had an orange and white who would get up on his back feet and put his hands in the air for me to pick him up. I would carry him around while he purred. I miss him so much. )-: his name was Tater Tot.. Purr in Peace Sweeties!

  4. What a shame that someone would not want a cat that is so lovable . I don’t understand people who dumps animals and din,’t care what happens to them . Thank goodness two loveable people came along and adopted him. Animals are meant to be loved ,not abused .

  5. I had a kitty that would have been happy if I’d been able put him in a baby carrier across my chest and carry him around all Day! I miss my Freddy. He slept cuddled up in my arms at night, especially if it was cold.

  6. This had me in tears I was getting ready to drive to Michigan to adopt him. I Love lap babies. I’m so Thankful that you found him a forever home with a loving family and will love him forever because he so deserves that !!! ❤❤

  7. I just wanted to climb aboard my private jet which I don’t have and fly straight there to rescue that beautiful sweet cat. Thank goodness his 2 Angels got him. They are so blessed. Talk about forever unconditional LOVE. That goes both ways Amen

  8. Looks like Jacque tugged at the hearts of all of us. The three of them are blessed to have found each other.

  9. I am so happy for Giuseppe. Finally he has a furever home. Adopting is a commitment. i can’t imagine returning either of my darlings. I love them way toooooo much

  10. I was in tears reading this story – how could someone be so cruel to abandon this kitty just because he is so affectionate – twice? I am so happy that someone loved him so much that they adopted him – may Jacque (Guiseppe) have a wonderful life in his new home.

  11. As a rule, cats can be very aloof. This baby was very trusting and lovable. Shame on that lady who brought him back b/c he was TOO cuddly. She was an idiot. God bless this couple that finally gave him a fur-ever home!


  13. Orange tabbies are lovers….so it’s natural for them to be close to their two legged friends. I have one who sits next to me every night and lays his head on my leg. He looks up at me with those crystal green eyes, and I melt!

  14. I am so tired of hearing how ignorant some people are when it comes to adopting an animal. If I could, I would adopt all of them. They deserve a good life.

  15. If it took the second woman a year to reject him, it wasn’t because he was too cuddly. She would have decided that within a few months. Also, she knew exactly what kind of loving kitty she was getting. It was very cruel of her to abandon him knowing that he had been left to fend for himself by his previous owners. Thank you, Guisseppe’s new owners. I think it’s a match made in heaven❤️

  16. Glad he found a permenant furever home I wish my cat was that cuddily. The cat I have does cuddle but not as much as he did when he was younger. He looks so adorable.

  17. I’m so happy that he got a loving home it brought me to tears reading his story but it was a good end for him some people are so heartless but then he found an angel very happy for him

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