Optimus Gets His Happy Ending

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A  dumped kitten found near death then nursed back to health got his happy ending today, as he was adopted into a loving home. A video crew was on hand for the occasion.

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society of Windsor, Ontario, announced today:

“Optimus is going home!

“On Tuesday, October 23 the Humane Society found a duffel bag containing two dead kittens and a third kitten who was barely alive. All of the kittens were extremely emaciated, and the surviving kitten was so hypothermic when he arrived that his heart was barely beating and his temperature was too low to register on the thermometer. Thanks to immediate medical care by the Humane Society veterinary team the kitten, now named Optimus, has improved dramatically and is ready for a home of his own.

“Optimus is being adopted by Mike Reaume, and will have an older feline sibling to play with. Optimus has been very happy to play with the other cats in his foster home, so we believed that a home with another cat was the best match for him.”

Windsor resident Mike Reaume officially adopted Optimus this morning. “When I heard the story about what happened to him and his siblings, it was a tragedy, it broke my heart,” said Reaume.   “After something like that happens to a cat they need a good home, they need a loving home.”

Tammy Holubeshen is the OSPCA officer who found Optimus and his two deceased siblings in a duffle bag. She grew very attached to the kitten while providing him with foster care, but is happy that he has found a good home.. “Literally he was minutes, if not seconds from death when I found him.  He had no temperature, he was starved, he was dehydrated and now he’s a normal, happy kitten who runs around my house and attacks my other cats and dog and loves it.”

The humane society says, “Despite intense efforts to find the person who abandoned Optimus and two other kittens to die, the responsible party has never been found.” They acknowledge that the case is stalled, but are still asking for tips.

Anyone with information about who may have neglected and then abandoned these kittens is asked to call the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society investigations department at 519-966-5751, ext 16 or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477. Tipsters are not required to provide their name in order to make a report.

For more on the story, see our post from October 29, Optimus Kitten Makes Miraculous Recovery.




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