Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tortie Mews in the News: Meet Refurb

As a tortie connoisseur of the highest order, I'm always on the lookout for news about my favorite colored kitties, and over the weekend this story in the Huffington Post was brought to my attention. Have you met Refurb?

Three-legged cat Refurb's Reddit photo was shared on imgur, a photo sharing site. Someone jokingly asked Refurb's owner for her "pawtograph" (a "Refurbograph") and her human agreed...provided the requestor provide proof of a $10 donation to an animal shelter or rescue group. Proof was sent and $1,000 later money is still coming in.

“I feel I should emphasize again how incredibly silly this whole thing was,” owner Akslfak wrote on Reddit on Tuesday. Midway through making prints of my cat’s paw to mail to complete strangers on the Internet, I stopped and said to myself ‘…what the hell am I doing?’ But it’s for a good cause, so hey!”

Those who would like to contribute to an animal shelter of your choice in exchange for a Refurbograph can reach out to Akslfak via Reddit.

Photo of Refurb from imgur.


Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

This is what I love about the Internet!

Anonymous said...

Paws up for Refurb and making the Internet work for all the homeless animals! Purrs...

meowmeowmans said...

That's awesome! I love it when people get creative about helping save animals. :)

P.S. - I wanted to let you know that we received our copy "Cat in an Alien X-Ray" today. I'm looking forward to reading it! Thank you again. :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Yay for Refurb!