By the time four-year-old Lemond made it to Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, he was sick, injured, and no one expected him to survive.
Lemond was found by animal control covered in motor oil and living alone. Fleas were eating him alive, and he had only one ear and one working eye. But that's not the end of his list of ailments. It was later determined he had a skin infection, upper respiratory infection, and an ear mite infestation.
At a typical shelter, Lemond wouldn't have made it through the night. He wasn't a likely candidate for recovery, let alone adoption, and he most likely would have been put down. But Furkids isn't a typical shelter.
As Atlanta's largest no-kill animal shelter, Furkids makes it their mission to take in the animals that would be rejected by everyone else. Since its founding in 2002, the nonprofit charitable organization has cared for over 25,000 homeless animals. Without hesitation, they welcomed Lemond into their ranks.
As the staff worked to provide the ailing cat with the best care possible, it became obvious that Lemond was a lover. He loved to be around people and was often found purring despite his obvious pain and discomfort.
Lemond responded well to treatment and was soon healthy enough to go to a foster home. His foster family showered him with love, and Lemond returned the favor with love of his own. After so much trauma and heartbreak, the rescue cat was finally happy and healthy.
Lemond loved his foster family, but it soon came time for him to find a forever home. His story was featured on the local news, and Furkids staff did what they do best. They found him the perfect family.
A year after he was rescued from the streets, Lemond is now happy to be a spoiled house cat. He lives with his new mom, dad, and two brothers enjoying the good life many thought wouldn't be possible.
Lemond's rescue, recovery, and adoption couldn't have happened without donations and
volunteers. To find out how you can help rescue cats like Lemond, visit Furkids online.
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All images via Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters/ Facebook
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