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Buddy - a veteran's friend Domestic Short Hair & Tabby Mix Jamestown, MI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Orange / Red

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Characteristics
shy, loving, loves to be brushed
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Buddy - a veteran's friend

Buddy has quite the story. As a kitten, the neighborhood kids discovered him in a car engine, where he had likely been hiding to keep warm. He had been torn to shreds by the engine and had huge, open wounds. Thankfully, they brought him to the right neighbor who took Buddy in and helped he heal. Buddy still has the scars from his youth. His owner, a Vietnam veteran, was looking for companionship, and Buddy was ready to love him.

Buddy became his owner's best friend and was there for him every day of his life for the next 8 years, including the last day when his owner passed away while in hospice care. Because his owner did not have family or friends that could take care of Buddy, he made arrangements with our rescue prior to his death. Tyson's Place Animal Rescue assists terminally ill people with finding new families for their pets. We made arrangements with the owner so Buddy could stay with him until he died, and then would move to the care of our rescue.

Buddy was scared, confused, and mourning after the loss of his owner. For two weeks, we feed him and cleaned his litter box while he hid under a blanket, not ready for interaction with people. Then, one day, he just blossomed and began begging to be pet, jumping into laps, and purring and purring. He now actually cries for attention! We want Buddy to have that special bond that he had with his owner once again with his new forever family.

Buddy would do best in a quiet home where someone has patience and realizes that it may take Buddy a few weeks to acclimate to a new environment. He is current on vaccinations, full blood work, and microchipped. He is a healthy 8 year old boy that does require eye drops to help with allergies. We would be happy to provide you with eye drops as part of his adoption.

Please email tysonsplacerescue@gmail.com or fill out an application at tysonsplacerescue.org if interested.
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Orange / Red

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Male