After u/DoctaEiffel posted a photo of Pumpkin the ginger tabby to the site, cat lovers were left with mixed emotions.
Pumpkin had been abandoned at an undisclosed animal sanctuary by her family for nearly two decades because they “didn’t want cat fur anymore,” according to the poster who wrote with the sweet photo.
Despite the traumatic circumstances surrounding the cat’s arrival, Pumpkin had now been adopted and appeared to be in good health, as evidenced by a photo of her lounging on a bed cover with one paw outstretched.
Regardless, the photo and accompanying tale sparked an outpouring of support from fellow cat owners on Reddit, with many expressing amazement and sadness over the circumstances surrounding her adoption.
“How the heck could you give up a pet after 18 years?”
“I honestly have no idea. How can they abandon an 18-year-old companion because of a few hairs?”
“People like them are hollow and empty,”. “If you act this way toward an animal, you’ll act the same way toward humans. You treat your child in this manner. If someone mistreats an animal, they would mistreat everyone if given the opportunity.”, people were discussing online.
Pumpkin’s story exemplified how some people treat their dogs as if they were objects.
However, people find this was insufficient justification for such treatment. They wrote, “You don’t toss away people or creatures that you truly love.”
“You figure out a way to assist them. He doesn’t appear to be ill; in fact, he is stunning!”