A Reddit user tries to find the breed of a 'creepy'-looking cat whom their boyfriend did not want in the house.
We often spot stray animals loitering outside our houses. Sometimes we even feed them or provide them with temporary shelter during poor weather conditions. However, some animal lovers can never resist trying to find a permanent home for strays. Reddit user u/Melodic_General8379 is one such person. They recently shared a story about encountering a white-furred cat and deciding to give it shelter in their home. However, their kind gesture took an unexpected turn when their partner did not take kindly to the feline.
Apparently, their boyfriend did not want the cat inside their home and demanded it be "thrown out" because he felt it looked "creepy." The Reddit user shared a picture of the squinting cat with the r/cats community and asked for people's opinions while trying to find the breed of the furball. Unlike the cat-averse boyfriend, the Reddit community was all for the adorable white feline.
Others tried their best to identify the breed of the adorable cat and inquire about updates on what happened to it. u/branmuffin00 wrote, "This cat might have a home, so make sure you take proper measures in finding their family before claiming someone's possible loved one. Put up some signs near where you found it, or an ad on a lost pet's group for your area on Facebook, or post a Craigslist ad. But yeah, any time I've ever found an animal outside, I make it known and I've always found their family."
u/worrier_sweeper0h made their guesses about the cat's breed and commented, "It’s almost certainly a domestic shorthair. Please take it to the vet and get it checked for a chip and post online/posters to try to find an owner if you don’t find contact info on the chip." u/FrothyPoop showed concern and wrote, "It could be very possible that it’s someone’s cat. Call around and see if anyone is looking for it. I see a lot of people in this sub take in cats from outside and people sometimes forget that some have indoor and outdoor cats and you could have just taken someone’s pet and claimed it as yours. Just saying. Check and see if anyone is missing him." u/KinkyKiKi added, "Toss the boyfriend outside. He can fend for himself."
According to PETA, it is estimated that between 60 and 100 million homeless cats live in the U.S.A. These homeless cats turn into feral ones, growing fearful of humans because they have been fending for themselves from a young age and never had the opportunity to socialize and learn to trust people. We should always look after these mute creatures and be kind to them by joining hands with pet shelters to help them get adopted. Meanwhile, we hope this kitty has found their forever home by now.