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Happy Tail: Buddy gets a fresh start in life


Someone found poor Buddy roaming the streets on a freezing day in Michigan. The Good Samaritan took him to VCA Beech Road Animal Hospital in Redford, MI, where the staff nursed him back to health. The animal hospital is a member of Petfinder and lists adoptables that come into their care on the website — so Buddy’s story was entered.

Buddy's happy tail

Read Buddy’s story in Donna’s words.

To increase his chances for adoption, one of the staff took Buddy home to get him accustomed to living in a home environment where he could get used to family living, unfamiliar noises and other friendly cats and dogs.

Meanwhile, one of Donna Frentrup’s two kitties had died suddenly, leaving the Southfield, MI, woman’s remaining cat, who was about seven years old, lonesome, particularly because Donna was at work all day.

“I didn’t want a kitten,” she says, “so I started looking for an older cat on Petfinder.” There she spotted Buddy and his story touched her.

“For the first six months to a year after bringing him home, he was fairly non-social, but continued to get healthier and happier,” she says. When she got married last August, her husband added a new element to the equation — and it turned out great. Buddy and her husband became best friends.

For Buddy, life in a cozy home is a far cry from his former life on the streets, and he has become part of a happy family. Can’t get much better than that.

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