Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Bubby, the 3-legged cat.
Bubby hasn't had the easiest life. According to a Facebook post by Exploits Valley SPCA Adoptables, the year was 2012 when Bubby first emerged in a stranger's kitchen. By then, he was already full-grown and already missing his arm and half of his tail. Bubby had begun to form a friendship with the man whose house he randomly showed up in. Bubby would come often to play with the man's cat, Seson, and when Seson passed, Bubby still came around to visit.
The man loved Bubby and wanted to keep him but was unsure if Bubby already belonged to anyone, as Bubby was constantly trying to get outside. He determined that Bubby could not be contained.
In 2017, the man sadly passed away and Bubbly entered the house once more after his death but never returned. The man's family knew just how much the man cared for Bubby and wished for him to be cared for after his passing, but without Bubby's return, they assumed he had passed on himself.
From 2017-2019, life had been undoubtedly difficult for Bubby. In the summer of 2019, a man by the name Ray Pinsent, who knew the man and Bubby's close relationship, happened to spot Bubby once more. Ray knew Bubby wouldn't be able to survive long on his own, so he set to catch him. Ray went to the man's house, there were new people living there who were afraid of cats, and he pleaded with them to please open the door should she see Bubby and call him.
The followed day, Ray's phone rang and he was told the cat was in the kitchen. Ray took Bubby's lifeless body to the shelter and the vet claimed that Bubby began to purr while laying on the exam table. As Bubby was recovering, his picture was posted online for any information and that is when the man's daughter came forward, emotional, and brought Bubby the dishes he used to eat out of when we would come for visits. She told the story of Bubby to a rescue volunteer at the shelter. Bubby was then adopted by that same rescue volunteer Sarah MacLeod
Bubby's new owner, fell in love with his sad human eyes and couldn't part with him so she took Bubby home writing, "Bubby purrs the minute he wakes up in the morning and as he goes to sleep every night. He's never asked to go outside once. He must know that he's home now, for good."
We're over the moon that Bubby has found the purrfect family that will love him forever. You can follow Bubby's journey on Instagram!
Read up on last week's star on Instagram, Eric And Ollie, the Persian cats!