Cat of the Week: Mercy

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Hello, my name is Mercy! I am about 1 1/2 years old and I am a beautiful brown Tabby with gorgeous green eyes. I was rescued a few months after having had a litter of kittens in the boiler room of one of the local hospitals in Waterloo! I’d been hanging around there for awhile, and people would feed me, and it was sure nice to have a safe place to have my babies INSIDE. When they got a little bigger, one of the people at the hospital took my babies home. Somehow I had injured my foot, and I would dart away from people and always stayed a distance away but I was always curious. Once my babies were gone, I ran back outside but hung around because I was familiar with the place… I was so thankful that once again they started putting food out for me after I came back outside!

Luckily some kind volunteers from Last Hope set a couple of traps out in the patio area where the employees could go outside to eat, and I finally couldn’t resist that yummy food they put in there. I was pretty thankful they rescued me! They have taken great care of me and I have shown my gratitude many times. I have what is called a Brachial Plexas of the foot… it means I have a permanent injury that damaged the nerves and it cannot be repaired. My paw curls under, but I can still get around OK. I probably caught my paw on something and pulled too hard, which damaged those nerves ~ the hazards of being an outdoor kitty! My foster mom calls me a ‘Sweet Dolly’ and we like each other… A LOT!

Mercy’s adoption fee is $85 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip. If you’re interested in Mercy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.