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Blind senior catizen sees a new future in cage-free sanctuary

Levi the cat was found weaving and wandering the streets of central NJ. With no identification, no ability to see or hear, and no small number of years behind him, the old feline was immediately scheduled to be euthanized at the clinic where he’d arrived as a stray. After all, who could see anything worth keeping in a rugged old battle ax?

Fortunately, the right people.

Just beyond Levi’s sight, a miracle was unfolding in his favor. Paws and Claws Society, Inc. had granted Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary an exceptionally generous Circle of Compassion for Animals grant of $15,000, for the purpose of taking in a desperately needy cat.

When Tabby’s Place heard about Levi, they knew they were looking at the special feline they’d awaited.

All along, the right eyes and hearts had been set on the cookie-colored old cat. Since arriving at the cage-free, no-kill sanctuary, Levi has triumphantly forgotten the sorrows of his past, and he’s wasting no time stealing the hearts of every human in his orbit.

The senior cat may not be able to see, but he’s an old pro at giving kisses and rubbing his grateful face on those of human friends. Despite the indignities he’s suffered, lanky Levi oozes confidence. Not timid in the least, the snuggly senior lights up with joy when shown affection. His high spirits will serve him well as he faces old age with grace and grit. In addition to his sensory limitations and advanced age (estimated at 15+), Levi has early renal deficiency.3194

But with a sweetness and a swagger that nothing can steal, Levi’s sweetest days are surely yet ahead. The cat who sees past all obstacles now has a chance to be adopted. If that shouldn’t be in his future, he’ll get to live out his years at Tabby’s Place, where he’ll receive a lifetime of exceptional medical care, cage-free comfort, and affection.

It’s all thanks to a love that can best be seen with the eyes of the heart.

Update, August 2013: Levi has been adopted!


Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary is a cage-free, no-kill sanctuary for cats rescued from hopeless situations, located at 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ, 08551, and online at Big-hearted friends may sponsor Levi by visiting

Paws And Claws Society, Inc. works to bring together groups and individuals in a coalition of animal advocates with the expectation of establishing no-kill communities in South Jersey through its Circle of Compassion for Animals, which generously provided the funding for Tabby’s Place’s rescue of Levi. Paws And Claws Society, Inc. is located at 1017 Grove Avenue, Thorofare, NJ, 08086, and online at

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