Tough cat with gentle mind can finally relax and heal in loving comfort

Tough cat with gentle mind can finally relax and heal in loving comfort

From the scars a cat bears, we can put together a picture of the life it must have lived. And for many stray cats, it’s easy to see that life has been difficult. Mason the cat carries such evidence, but his hard look contradicts his gentle and loving heart.

Mason is a tall silver cat who looks like he could easily win a litter. One ear is half gone into the wilderness while the other is disheveled from the scars of past battles. His face carries the same violent memories and his body holds the pain of old injuries that have been improperly healed. He is a stray cat with the will to survive even when it is starving and having difficulty breathing.

And so the sick cat came to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Church, VA. The rescue contacted volunteer caregiver Jen, the founder of the Kindergarten for wayward kittensto help Mason get back on his paws.

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When Jen met Mason, she was expecting a dirty cat that needed cleaning up, but as she told LoveMeow, “He was greasy, constipated, underweight and shy. He would hide if he heard us coming and just look out until he found you were safe. Once he makes that decision, he’s like static clinging to you. “

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Time to finally relax and heal

Mason obviously had to fight and fight to survive, and multiple vet trips have resulted in a slew of injuries and illnesses:

  • Malnourished
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Ringworm, which caused its fur to come out in lumps
  • Rotting and broken teeth that needed to be removed
  • Swelling in two legs due to an “old, bruising” injury that has healed poorly “

Based on x-rays and scars on his legs, Jen said, “The vets suspected poor Mr. Mason had caught his legs in something, but managed to break free and heal.”

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He may overcome a lot, but his big, yellow eyes speak of a kind spirit. And that’s exactly what comes out now that Mason knows comfort and safety.

“Mason may look like a shabby tough guy, but he really is a cute, gentle, little old teddy bear who wants nothing more than to be loved and petted.”

In fact, the handsome dude decided that “pets are pretty much the best ever, and he’ll suck up all the cuddles (including belly massages!) While you’re ready to give them up!”

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“It’s so sad to think about what Mason went through and what a rough and painful life he had before he came to us.”

But thanks to Jen, Mason can leave the past behind and enjoy life as a pampered house cat that purrs to sleep with a full stomach!

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