Would you turn a member of your family out in the cold? You wouldn’t, but someone did. After his family abandoned him to the streets, this poor guy with absolutely no survival skills had to struggle desperately just to survive. Lucky for him, he eventually found the home of a compassionate lady.
Hungry, afraid and alone, he approached his first decent meal very tentatively. Shortly thereafter, on a very cold, rainy day, the lady was able to coax him into the garage. She made up a little bed for him and he doesn’t want to leave it. His body was one big scab from sores caused by flea bites, mosquito bites, ear mites and every other parasite known to cat. His ear flap is severely damaged, but to what extent his hearing has been affected is not yet known.
He is the poster cat for what happens to that cute little kitten when a cold, callous human abandons the pet.
ADOPTED BY KAY TOMBLESON!!
Georgie Porgie found his wonderful Forever Home with Kay and his new best friend, Smokey. Life doesn’t get much better than this! Two big boys, abandoned to the outside without any survival skills, found each other after they found the best home in the world. They are now safe, share lots of love, and have fun in the sun at the Jersey shore.
Georgie, Paws and Claws mascot and poster kitty for the Circle of Compassion for Animals, eased onto the screen as Nathan Winograd delivered the Keynote address at the 2009 No-Kill Conference at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. Jean Smith, founder and administrator of the organization, with board members Kay Tombleson, Gail Bancroft, and Madelyn Filipski registered surprise to see the crumpled ear guy even though they were supporters of the event. Georgie had been on billboards in New Jersey and on the pages of Mother Jones magazine. Now here he was in Washington, a little rescued cat, a part of the historic event.
“If every animal shelter in the United States embraced the No-Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it a reality, we would save nearly four million dogs and cats who are scheduled to die in shelters this year. It is not an impossible dream,” said Winograd.
Georgie echoed that sentiment from the day he was saved from the mean streets and became the poster kitty for the “Circle of Compassion for Animals”.
He is gone now, but his spirit and message will live forever.
Rescued 9/17/04. Lived the good life with Kay Tombleson 11/4/04 – 8/6/09.
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