(ANIMAL RESCUE/PETS/CATS) Jennings the cat may have had a rough start, but his future is finally looking brighter. PETA’s latest rescue tale is about finding a new home for Jennings, a cat with a chronic ear condition.

Jennings’ ear condition, which began as a mere infection, developed into a gaping and painful wound, and even became infected with ear mites. Since Jennings’ original guardian could not properly care for his ear infection, she surrendered him to PETA, who has been searching for a suitable home for him.

Jennings loves to play with toys and cuddle. Photo credit: PETA
Jennings loves to play with toys and cuddle. Photo credit: PETA

Jennings contracted his painful ear infection from roaming around outside. Because Jennings was an outdoor cat, he was more susceptible to getting into cat fights or catching a fatal illness. For cats, being left outdoors unattended is not always the safest option.

To treat his ear infection, Jennings needed professional veterinary care, however, since his guardian could not afford the medicine that Jennings needed, she cleaned his ears herself. When the infection only worsened and developed a hematoma, Jennings’ guardian turned to PETA for help.

Neutering a cat helps protect him or her from being in cat fights or catching illnesses. Photo credit: PETA
Neutering a cat helps protect him or her from being in cat fights or catching illnesses. Photo credit: PETA

Once PETA gave Jennings the proper antibiotics and healed his bursted hematoma, Jennings returned home with his guardian. When Jennings then contracted ear mites, his guardian realized she could not provide him with the proper care, and she surrendered him to PETA.

Jennings and Madison enjoying each other's company in New York. Photo credit: PETA
Jennings and Madison enjoy each other’s company in New York. Photo credit: PETA

Because of the love and support that PETA dedicated to Jennings, he has now made a full recovery. Only a few weeks after his recovery, a widely popular Facebook post captured the attention of Renee and her dog Madison, who were looking for a new kitty companion to adopt.

Photo Credit: PETA
Jennings the cat rests peacefully in his new home. Photo credit: PETA

Jennings now lives with Renee and Madison in New York City, and because he is no longer an outdoor cat, his ear infections have not returned. Jennings, despite the hardships he endured, found a happy ending and a forever home.

— Rebecca Hartt, exclusive to Global Animal

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