Cat Found On The Street With A Heartbreaking Note Tied To Her Collar
A lovely cat was found on the street with a heartbreaking note from the previous owner.
Violet, a Siamese cat, was rescued in Illinois on Monday, November 25th. She was found looking very well-cared for and she had a “very sweet” disposition.
It was immediately clear that the stray cat used to have a home.
The cat was brought into the Effingham County Animal Shelter, her pink collar had a note tied to it, proving that she indeed had previously been in a home.
The letter was written using a sheet of paper and a purple marker and was actually very heart-breaking. It was apparently written by a child.
It read (corrected for spelling): “Bye Violet. I think that name chose you. I wish I could keep you. Bye Violet, I hope you get a good owner. To owner: Please take good care of her. By the way, I named her. Thank you! Love, Lacey.”
The letter broke hearts across the shelter. “When we pulled it off and read it it just tugs at your heartstrings,” Vanessa Skavlem, an animal control officer at the shelter, told The Dodo. “I just envision some child loving this thing, and knowing that they can’t keep it.”
Violet was scanned at the shelter for a microchip, but nothing came up so it is impossible to get in contact with Violet’s former owners.
Then, the shelter posted a picture of Violet and the note on social media. She went viral and found a forever home.
Violet’s new owner, Cindy Murray first came across her picture and couldn’t help but become overwhelmed by tears. And Cindy told The Dodo that she could tell that Violet had been loved by the young girl, “but she just wasn’t able to keep her anymore and she wants her to go to a good home.”
As Cindy explained, “I screenshotted the post and sent it to my husband at work, and said, ‘I want to go get this cat. I love it – talk me out of it.’ And he said, ‘You know I can’t do that. If you want it, go get it.’”
When Cindy first saw her, the little Siamese cat was nervous in the shelter, so she decided to bring her home that day. And, once she was back in a loving environment, Violet finally began to relax. As it turns out, she’s constantly purring.
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Cindy also wishes she could reach the little kid who loved her cat so very much and let her know that everything is going to be OK: “I thought about doing a little video to this girl saying, ‘Dear Lacey, I adopted your beautiful Violet. She’s going to have a wonderful life — full of treats, snuggles and everything we can give her.’”
We are happy that Violet found Cindy. She is in the best hands.