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Several months ago, local EMT’s were called to do a wellness check on an elderly man They entered his apartment and found he had passed away. On his lap was a cat. The cat refused to leave.

They took him to the vet and determined he was about 12 years old and his teeth were in very bad shape. All of his teeth needed to be removed. They also discovered he was FIV +. The woman who runs the local Humane Society said “I just know someone will give him a chance.”

So they decided his spirit was so great he deserved a chance. His teeth were removed and rather than be put in with the other shelter cats, he was placed in a foster home to recover. While the foster mom liked this cat very much, her other cats and dog did not. There was much tension and it only grew as he got stronger. It was clear, this cat needed to be an only cat.

I was struck by the words the woman kept using to describe him to me: Every other thought, she kept saying “I just know someone will take a chance on him”. “All he needs is a chance.”

We had a nice first meeting and I asked if he would like to come and take a chance on me. He just gave me this look that could melt an iceberg.

He came out of the carrier right away and just explored his new home. I stayed in the living room while he explored his new surroundings. After a few hours he climbed up on my lap, then my chest and insisted on love and hugs and kisses for the next hour or so. He was now home, my loving cat Chance.

Rita Murphy
Canton, MA

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