The fabric of his life: Tabby’s Place rescues Lebanese wonder-kitten, Cotton

Top Quote Soft as a cloud and born halfway around the world, one Lebanese kitten hopes America will cotton to him. End Quote
  • Trenton-Ewing, NJ (1888PressRelease) March 06, 2020 - Like all Tabby’s Place cats, baby Cotton was rescued from a hopeless situation. But Cotton’s journey was longer than most. Cotton came to Tabby’s Place all the way from Beirut, Lebanon.

    Tabby’s Place usually gets cats from closer to home, recognizing the tremendous need right here in the United States. But when the sanctuary heard Cotton’s tale, they knew they were in a unique position to help.

    Life is always fragile for stray cats in a politically unstable country, but Special Needs cats are in a particularly perilous situation. Sometime in his infancy, Cotton suffered injuries that left him at least partially paralyzed, incontinent, and without his back feet.

    It looked as though the very fabric of his life would be cut short. Who would take on a youngster with such a tapestry of troubles? Cotton would need a lifetime of costly care, and few shelters on either side of the Atlantic are able to embrace such a cat, even if he is sweeter than cotton candy.

    But a selfless team of rescuers reached across the ocean to Tabby’s Place, having heard that it was a haven for the truly hopeless. If they organized a transport relay, could Tabby’s Place welcome the peachy Persian puff?

    Yes! Two flights and many logistics later, little Cotton was stitched into the Tabby’s Place family.

    Cotton is the epitome of a “Tabby’s Place cat.” Facing challenges that would crush many humans, Cotton beams with a blazing zest for life. Although he can’t walk, he’s the fastest cat in the Tabby’s Place lobby, scooting along with his strong front legs, gleefully “racing” his friends across the sunny atrium. On a daily basis, he reminds everyone he meets how marvelous it is just to be alive and to be loved.

    This power puff of a kitten requires a high level of daily care, including prescription food, frequent bathing, diapering, and having his bladder and bowels gently expressed. He may require surgery and/or prosthetics as he grows, and he will not be available for adoption until his condition is better understood.

    In the meantime, Tabby’s Place hopes there’s abundant American love for the little Lebanese love-bug. The sanctuary asks cat lovers to wrap Cotton in love by sponsoring him. For a monthly donation of $14 or more, kind friends can help provide Cotton’s care, and receive monthly updates and photos on his progress. Visit to learn more and to be one of Cotton’s first sponsors.

    It’s been one long journey, but for one little international sensation, the best is yet to come.

    For more information, please contact Tabby’s Place Development Director Angela Hartley at 908-237-5300 ext 235 or ah ( @ ) tabbysplace dot org dot Tabby’s Place is open from 12-5pm, seven days a week, and located at 1100 US Highway 202 in Ringoes, NJ, 08551 dot

    Contact: Angela Hartley, Development Director
    Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary
    908-237-5300 ext. 235; ah ( @ ) tabbysplace dot org

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