Some black cats are said to be a bad omen, but this beautiful onyx kitten recently got a lucky break.
The 8-month-old baby cat was found near the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, tightly tied to a bush by a rope wrapped around its neck, reports WXYZ.
Ford employees were the first to find the abandoned animal, by following the kitten’s small yet mighty cries to the picker bush where it was tied. Based on where he was left, the kitten was given the name Mustang.
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Mustang is currently in the care of Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, and while he is quickly on his way to a full recovery, he did not come to the non-profit unscathed.
The rope used to tie Mustang to the bush was so deeply embedded in the cat’s neck that maggots were eating the raw skin around the rope, which had to be surgically removed.
FAMD covered the cost of the surgery and is also offering $2,500 to anyone with information on who cruelly abandoned this kitten.
Mustang is already moving on to the next chapter of his life. An employee at the clinic where Mustang had his surgery is eager to adopt the kitten after he has fully recuperated from his operation.
But just because Mustang has a home, doesn’t mean the FAMD’s work is done. The non-profit’s shelter is currently at capacity. It is asking all of those who might be interested in adopting Mustang to look into giving another animal there a forever home too.
If you are unable to adopt a pet at this time, but want to contribute to the care of Mustang and FAMD’s other animals, you can donate here.