Life wasn’t kind to Runt, an aging tabby who wound up at Lake County Animal Shelter in Tavares, Florida, in really rough shape. But despite his brutal past, the rescued cat would go on to blossom in foster care, transforming from a lonely shelter pet into a loving, laidback companion animal.
Runt, a tabby cat, has always been a stray cat his entire life until Emily Blythe took him in. When Runt was found, he was in terrible condition.
“After her surgery, she came to live with me. Her wounds were cleaned daily, and she was slowly introduced to Runt,” Emily said. Before long, the little kitten named Runt had fully recovered and learned to to walk on three legs.
Not only is Runt an ideal household companion, he enjoys playing grandpa to Emily’s incoming tide of foster kittens, hence his nickname, Grandpa Runt.
As Runt is an older cat, his estimated age is around 14 years old. Runt was treated for several weeks at the shelter until he was well enough to be taken to a foster home.
Once he arrived at the shelter, Runt was treated for several weeks until he was well enough to be taken to a foster home. At that time, Blythe decided to temporarily foster Runt along with her other pets.
Emily explained that Runt seemed to like his new home when she fostered him, and he fit right in with the other senior cats.
In a recent interview, Blythe told Love Meow seemed to like the new place, and fit right in with the other senior cats. On the first night, Runt was so comfortable that he slept like it was his home all along.
Runt is an easygoing cat, and he gets along with all the pets in the house, even the puppies and kittens. One time, Blythe brought home a foster kitten, and Runt took it upon himself to nurture the kitten. At first, Blythe thought that the foster kitten wouldn’t pull through, but it did, thanks to Runt.
Last April, Blythe brought home two orphaned kittens, Dolly and Reece. Dolly was timid and restless, but Runt stepped in to be a parent for the two. Now, Dolly runs to Runt for affection.
It was obvious to Blythe that he belonged in the house, so she couldn’t part with him. For the first time in his life, Runt finally had a home to call his own.