Grandma Moses Finds Loving Forever Home


It’s always nice to be able to wrap up a story with a happily-ever-after ending. Last week we shared the tale of Grandma Moses, the cat who was tossed inside her carrier into the Charles River in Boston. This week, we’re happy to report that she’s found a new furever home.

The rescuer brought Grandma Moses to the Massachusetts SPCAs Animal Care and Adoption Center in Boston after discovering her inside her carrier in the river, flailing violently to keep from drowning. The adoption centers medical staff provided the required care including a full examination, several hours of heat from a Bair Hugger to raise her core temperature, and food and water. The cat also received X-rays from the Radiology team at Angell Animal Medical Center to assess if she had aspirated. Radiographs showed that her stomach was full of air that she had gulped while presumably gasping for breath.

Grandma Moses required immediate medical attention and our medical team, headed by Dr. Cynthia Cox, stabilized her condition, said added Weber. We continue to investigate how Grandma Moses came to be submerged in the Charles River in a pet carrier. We hope the public can assist us with information to answer the many questions that we have including the whereabouts of her original owner.

Members of the community with information regarding Grandma Moses are urged to contact the MSPCAs Law Enforcement department at (800) 628-5808. All calls are confidential.

MSPCA staff members wish to remind the public that animals should be properly surrendered through an adoption center or shelter and never abandoned. Abandonment constitutes animal cruelty in Massachusetts and perpetrators may receive a fine of up to $2,500 or five years in prison.

Donations are being accepted for the MSPCA-Angells Pet Care Assistance program to help homeless animals, pets from Law Enforcement investigations, and pet owners in need. Click here to donate.


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