Cat Seeks Love From Neighbor After Being Abandoned by Own Family

Cat Seeks Love From Neighbor After Being Abandoned by Own Family

A beautiful Ragdoll cat was abandoned by his own family when they sold their house and moved away, leaving him to fend for himself.

Courtesy of Debbie @fosterkittys

The cat began wandering the neighborhood, going from one house to another for food and shelter. Luckily for the Virginia kitty, he came across a kind-hearted neighbor woman who wanted to help him.

Courtesy of Debbie @fosterkittys

A Kind Neighbor Steps in to Help

The neighbor offered the cat a temporary shelter in her garage, complete with bed, heating lamp, as well as food and water dishes. The cat followed her and the family dog everywhere. Unfortunately, she couldn’t give the cat the run of the place because her husband is allergic.

She wanted to do something to help the cat get more human contact and a proper home to roam around. She contacted her co-worker, Debbie, who was a local foster volunteer to see if she could help.

Courtesy of Debbie @fosterkittys

The Ragdoll Kitty Gets a Name

Debbie said, “She asked if I could help with a homeless neighborhood cat that she has been feeding. Of course, I said, ‘yes.’ He has been outside to fend for himself since the fall. Here in Virginia, the winters are very cold, so luckily, he found shelter in my coworker’s home.”

Debbie picked up the cat and gave him the warm welcome he had been looking for. She said, “He is absolutely magnificent. His temperament is very sweet and docile, and he is confidently walking around like he owns the place already. ”

Courtesy of Debbie @fosterkittys

It was close to Valentine’s day when Debbie welcomed the loving kitty into her home, so she decided that “Valentino” was an appropriate name for the new family member. “He is such a love bucket, a totally gentle giant,” said Debbie. Valentino loves spending time in his new home with his new family.

When Debbie took in Valentino, he had developed a few health problems from his time on the street. Valentino had an upper respiratory infection and had some bad patches of matted fur. Debbie made an appointment at the vet to get Valentino the necessary blood work, vaccinations, and grooming.

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Valentino Builds His Fan Club

The vet cleaned up Valentino’s fur and gave him some antibiotics for his infection. They estimated that he was 2-3 years old when Debbie got him. Valentino dazzled the staff at the vet clinic and lived up to his name during his visit.

Valentino greeted everyone there, rubbing up on them and purring away the entire time. He even tried to help with the computer! Valentino was a real hit, and the staff couldn’t get enough of this fluffy lovebug.

Courtesy of Debbie @fosterkittys

Valentino’s Story Has a Happy Ending

Debbie and the friend who contacted her changed the course of Valentino’s life and gave him a second chance at having a home and a family. As Debbie said, “He deserves a happy life and I’ll make sure he gets it!”

Debbie deserves a round of applause for helping Valentino in his time of need. Can you imagine anyone leaving an animal behind, let alone this handsome kitty?

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Kate Skilton is a professional writer and a lifelong owner and lover of cats. She currently lives with her kitty, Rogue, who runs the show.

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6 Replies to “Cat Seeks Love From Neighbor After Being Abandoned by Own Family”

    1. I couldn’t move without my furbaby……if he or she isn’t allowed neither am I …I’m not leaving apart of my family

  1. Because people are cruel and heartless when it comes to their pets. They see them only as animals whereas those of us that truly love our fur babies consider them to be our kids. My empty next has never existed since I replaced my children with my fur children who are now my children. I love them just as much.

  2. It breaks my heart that this gorgeous Ragdoll was abandoned to face the bitter Va. winter outside, hunting for food and water! Thank God for the neighbor and the rescuer who has given Valentino a FOREVER HOME! Knowing the temperament of Ragdolls and especially Males, she will be rewarded with a loving, loving lap cat for many years to come. So thankful to all involved in saving sweet Valentino!

  3. I have always wanted a rag doll or a Simease. Fell in love with Simease cats when I watched the movie Bell, Book and Candle. Could not afford to buy one. My niece gave me a kitten seven years ago. I was meant to be owned by him. Could not imagine not having Samwise in my life.

  4. All cats deserve a loving and caring foreverhome. People who abandon their cats deserves to be punished and fined.

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