The tale of Pearl told by Lesley
I saw the story of Pearl on another blog and I thought it was so incredible, I just had to share it. It seemed easiest to reblog it.
Thank you so much Lesley for letting me share this story. Pearl is absolutely beautiful and it crushes me to think about what she went through before she made her way to you. Looking at these beautiful photographs of her, I can see she is now in good hands.
This is exactly why we have to start young in teaching children empathy towards animals and why we all need to be the voice for animals.
I hope everyone enjoys visiting Lesley’s blog and reading the story of Pearl. 🙂
I am amazed at all of the stories I have been able to use so far for my “Tuesday Tales.” Most of them are “rescue” stories. This warms my heart so much to know that even though there is way too much abuse out there, there are great people, like you, saving them and taking them away from the abuse.
You can find more tales on the “Tuesday Tales” page of my blog. If you would like to participate by sharing a story about your pet, you will find the details there also.
Pearl in this case is a nine month old stray kitten from Bulgaria. I first spotted her in a Facebook post entitled “poor tortured Pearl” and what I read simply broke my heart. She was adopted locally and her owner didn’t waste any time finding a disreputable vet to declaw the little scrap illegally. With nothing left to protect herself, she was then given to the children to play with. The kitten and a cigarette lighter. Having burned her ears, whiskers, tail and paws, terrified Pearl somehow ended up going over the balcony of their sixth floor flat, where they didn’t even bother to go and see if she was still alive. Instead, they rang her rescuer, who rushed over to find her lying in a pool of blood with a broken jaw.
Back with someone to care for her properly, she eventually made a good recovery, although her mouth…
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