Upon moving into their new home, Miranda and her family came across a note from the previous owners.
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The note explained that there is a feral cat living in the backyard. He has an old injury and they had been feeding him for quite some time. They asked that the new owners take on this duty as well.
Right on schedule, the feral cat came to visit the new owners. “We immediately looked out the back sliding glass door and he was looking at us through the door,” Miranda told The Dodo.
The previous owners were asking a big favor of the new family. Luckily, they were cat people, too!
“We started laughing because we currently have five cats, all but one have been rescued,” Miranda explained. “The house we lived in previously, people used to drop off their cats there and we took them in.”
So Miranda and her family continued feeding the feral cat and hoped to do one better. They hoped to build the cat’s trust. This way, they could take him to the vet so that his previously injured paw could be looked at.
Although a slow process, Miranda has been making progress.
“He used to hide anytime we came to the door. Now we can sit outside with him,” she said. “He will come up and eat now when the screen door is open, which he wouldn’t do before. He also now comes to the door and meows to let us know that he needs food.”
When asked why she was helping the cat, Miranda explained, “If you have the means to take care of an animal in need, you should. There is nothing like earning their trust and helping them live out their time comfortably and feeling loved.”
We admire Miranda’s determination for helping this poor cat. Be sure to share this article to inspire others to do the same!