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Blue & Munch (New Milford)

Type of Animal: 
Russian Blue and White DSH Tabby




Back in late 2013 Passion 4 Paws adopted out two little kittens named BLUE & WHITELY. They were not related to each other, but were the same age and had formed a tight bond in their foster home so they were adopted out as a bonded pair.

Back then, BLUE was sweet and gentle and outgoing. WHITELY, who was renamed MUNCH, was a little bit shy, but just as sweet as BLUE.

They were adopted to a young couple and moved on to what we believed would be a glorious life together. But alas, behind closed doors things were not perfect. For a time things were ok, but took a turn for the worse during the summer of 2017. First there was a move to a new home to make room for the baby that was on her way. Then the baby was born prematurely and tension in the home was higher than ever. There was an escalation of substance abuse, verbal and physical abuse towards the wife, and eventually she fled the marriage with the baby, but left BLUE & MUNCH behind.

Before that happened, the stress had taken a toll on BLUE & MUNCH.

Poor MUNCH had always been a sensitive cat. The stress he was enduring caused him to begin to lick and chew his fur until lick granulomas (open sores) appeared all over his body. His legs, elbows, even his entire lower abdomen was one large open sore. The condition is called eosinophyllic granuloma complex and in MUNCH's case was perpetuated by severe stress.

His owners took him to the vet, but all the vet ever did was inject MUNCH with steroids and eventually prescribed a chemotherapy drug called Atopica which is often used in animals with allergies. None of those drugs worked, because MUNCH didn't have allergies. He was living in a psychological hell and the only way he knew how to deal with it was to chew himself raw.

In early March 2019 we were finally contacted by the previous owner. Her ex had texted to say the cats needed to be gone by the time he got home or he was going to "dump" them. FINALLY they were rescued from their situation and returned to their original foster home.

But the two sweet, trusting, innocent kittens we'd adopted out over 5 years ago came back to us a different cats. BLUE was less trusting. MUNCHIE was terrified. Both cats came back obese and eating low quality cat food.

They needed time to heal and find themselves again. THEY ARE NOW COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CATS! As you can see in the top video, they are loving, friendly lap cats. The bottom video was made when they first came back. MUNCHIE has stopped chewing on himself. His wounds are almost entirely healed. There's just a small area on his belly that is still closing up, but it should be healed soon.

BLUE & MUNCH are finally ready to find a new home. One that is peaceful and quiet, no yelling and stress. A home that will love and cherish these two boys for the rest of their lives.

BLUE & MUNCH get along with others cats and a mellow, cat-loving 50 lb pit bull mix in their foster home, but wouldn't mind going to a home without other animals.

BLUE & MUNCH are a bonded pair and must remain together.

To adopt BLUE & MUNCH please click here to submit an online application to adopt a cat. They are vetted and FIV/FeLV negative and being fostered in New Milford, CT.