This is one microchip hunter case that especially touched me. What a sweet family with huge hearts!
I contacted Yvonne, when Chicago Animal Care and Control sent us a microchip case that had two disconnected phone numbers registered to it. Yvonne is the daughter of Richard and Mary, who both passed away just over a year ago, and when I called and told her we have cat with a microchip, she finished my sentence. "Oh my God, registered to Richard and Mary?!!! . You found one of my dad's cats? My parents "fixed" close to 100 feral cats over 30 years in Chicago, and fed as many as showed up." Yvonne told me 'Bob' took over feeding these cats when her parents had passed, and asked if I could call him to see if he would want to pick her up. Bob lives in Chicago and Yvonne lives around 3 hours away!
Bob didn't want to pick "Bijin" up, but Yvonne felt she had to come get her. "You found her 1 Year and 4 days after Dad passed." So...she and her family made the trip to Chicago to get this sweetheart! This cat’s left ear is tipped which Paws did for feral cats that they altered.
"She is doing great! She's a brave, lovable cat. Very friendly and loved a can of Fancy Feast (which my Dad fed those feral cats every night). All of my animals are pound puppies and the smelled the pound off of her. They're getting along well and my boys and husband really like her. Thank you for contacting me about her." Bijin was the name her parents gave her, but they have not named her yet; her boys said "she has to earn her name."
"We all said both parents are pleased! Both parents really enjoyed those cats!" Yvonne's dogs "stayed by her parents side until the end - the big Anatolian really loves elderly people and has an odd connection with this cat. Won't leave its side in a very kind way." I feel this dog knows just how special this cat was to Yvonne's parents too.
I am so happy this cat means so much to Yvonne and her family. She went from the Chicago streets, to a beautiful farm and sweet sweet family. Yvonne’s parents were truly amazing.
***Photos above of Yvonne, her parents, her pets, her family, her farm, and of course, 'Bijin'***
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