A sweet, gentle silver cat whose ears were cruelly cut off, has a second chance at a happy life after boutique owner Lana Hawkins offered him a storefront foster home. “I figured he wouldn’t have a chance of getting adopted. He was such a sweet, gentle cat,” said Hawkins, a Kalamazoo boutique owner who often helps stray cats.
The cat who now goes by the name “Earless Ernie” was abandoned in freezing temps outside of Kalamazoo and later turned in to Animal Services. His emaciated frame spoke of the horrors he’s had to endure. His ears are healing, but he’s still frightfully thin.
Ernie is happy at Lana’s Couture, sleeping on a favorite chair near the cash register and roaming throughout the store. “He’s just appreciative to have someone take care of him,” Hawkins said.
If you can adopt Ernie, please call Lana at 269-345-3302.