Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mia Miau-Miau

Mia is a very sweet, easy and unpretentious cat that we had to rescue from the countryside from a bad case of animal cruelty. Mia has lived for the last year in an old man's courtyard and has literally raised over the long cold winter the little puppy of the family. A very sweet, friendly and maternal cat:

Mia and the puppy would sleep together, keeping each other warm throughout the cold winter, in the puppy's dog house. They ate together, played together and hanged out a lot. We were going to have this cat spayed because this old man, the owner of the dog, was known to have a strong aversion to cats. We were hoping that if we had her spayed, he'd keep her. Unfortunately, around Easter time this cat gave birth in the doggie house. We talked with the old man and promised we'd take care of the kitten and once they'd be old enough, we'd find them homes and also spay the cat asap. A couple of days later, right after Easter (keep in mind this old man thinks of himself a highly religious man...), this man took the newly born kittens and drowned them in the river nearby...

Last week we happened to be around when this cruel old man was throwing logs at Mia, trying to chase her off his property When we got a hold of the cat outside his property, she was having old open wounds on her body. We were informed this old man really could not be talked into letting this cat be, and he had threatened he would not stop until he killed her.

Notice the open wound on the cat's temple; she also had a few other injuries on her body as well

We ended up returning to Ploiesti with this poor cat and now she is in foster care at our place. Her wounds are healing, she's got a great appetite, and is a super duper cat. Unbelievable, after all she's been through (the wounds on the cat's body stand proof of repeated moments of cruelty).

This poor cat all along was trying just to stay with the family dog, the former puppy she had raised and kept warm through the cold winter. She would stay away as best as she could off this man's property, but every once in a while she would return just to be with this doggie. It's truly sad.

She has some open wounds on her neck and some teeth missing, but she's really super duper. She's quiet and very clean, she does not destroy anything, and she is super happy to have company. She talks to you and purrs all the time you are in the room with her (hence her nickname 'Miau-Miau'). She behaves beautifully after all she had to endure from that old man.

She is very unpretentious, she eats really well and absolutely anything, is very clean, she could sleep all day and night, she enjoys people's company a lot and likes to be petted all over her body (especially on the belly, which is really rare for us, as all the cats we know don't allow us to pet their bellies). She lived all her life in the countryside outdoors, but she's doing amazingly well indoors.

Mia was recently spayed as part of our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge (animal number 175) and is doing really well. All she needs now is the loving, responsible owner she would have deserved all along.

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