When this poor kitty showed up at the shelter one day, the staff was just horrified.
Rescuer Meghan Sorbara had seen plenty of cats in terrible condition but this one was especially heartbreaking, because the adorable feline had one nightmarish sign:
What did this mean?
And it’s because purple paws meant the poor cat was going to be used in illegal dog fighting!
This horrific “sport” involves two dogs being forced to battle, until one of them either runs off or is killed. It’s vicious and cruel and everyone involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
These “events” also cause smaller animals to suffer as well, as the dog owners will toss rabbits, rodents, and yes, even cats and kittens, into the ring to test the dogs’ “bloodlust.”
But no, they descend straight into hell and it’s just an unimaginably terrifying situation.
That’s what this adorable cat had experienced, as Meghan understood: the purple paws is a “color-coding” the dog fight organizers use.
Worse yet, the cat may have been stolen from a happy home and forced into this life of despair and fear. However, he had managed to escape … but how?
Well, however it had happened, he’d escaped in the nick of time!
And after Meghan contacted the local authorities in the hopes they’d find the dog-fighting perpetrators, she focused entirely on Mr. Purple Paws.
Everyone at the NCA loved the friendly kitty, and Meghan says “he doesn’t have a care in the world; he’s Mr. Happy.”
Dog fighting destroys so many lives, and other species are affected as well. No animal deserves to suffer this way, but at least kind-hearted souls can save a few…
Mr. Purple Paws definitely found his kind-hearted savior! 🙂
Source: Honest to Paws