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Meet Hecate, a Blind Beauty of a Black Cat Looking for a Home

She's recovering from being dumped at a high-kill shelter and a bout of polycystic kidney disease.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Dec 1st 2014


Hecate is a 12-year-old beautiful Bombay cat. Unfortunately, two years ago she was dumped in a kill-shelter after she went blind and her previous owner presumably decided she was too much trouble to look after. As the day of Hecate’s reckoning approached, things looked bleak for the kitty — until she was whisked away at the last minute by the folks at Milo’s Sanctuary.

Now Hecate is safely ensconced in the Burbank-based organization’s Lifetime Care program — although she has had to combat a recent health scare.

With a distinctive “moon eyes” look that comes from her detached retinas, Hecate was said to be settling into life at Milo’s Sanctuary. She has a gentle and loving demeanor, enjoys grooming other cats, and likes treating herself to high-class snack treats like potato chips and Swiss cheese.

Back in November though, Hecate was struck with a sudden bout of diarrhea, dehydration, and ensuing weight loss. Taken to the Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital, she was put on an IV drip and prescribed a course of antibiotics after showing a high white blood cell count.

While Hecate was said to be close to a perfect patient during her time in hospital — and showing a willingness to be petted even while under examination — she was eventually diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. (Apparently the ailment is common in purebred cats like Hecate.)

Now Hecate has returned to her foster home and will undergo a slightly changed lifestyle that involves holistic measures, supplements, and frequent monitoring of her kidneys.

Hopefully she’ll still be able to feast on her potato chip and Swiss cheese favorites from time to time.

If you’d like to keep up to date with Hecate’s story — and consider sponsoring her — visit the Milo’s Sanctuary Facebook page.

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.