Incredible Dog Saved Over 900 Stray Cats In Her Lifetime
One incredible dog was named "Cat Of The Year." Yes, you read that correctly. Cat of the year. How?
Ginny, a Schnauzer/Siberian husky mix didn't have an easy start at life. She was homeless, appeared to be abused and in need of care. She found her way to a shelter where she would eventually be adopted. Philip Gonzales gave Ginny a home but had no idea just how special she was.
Ginny had such strong maternal instinct that led her to save over 900 stray cats' lives. Her first rescue was while she was out walking with Gonzales. Ginny ran off to find 5 kittens caught in a pipe.
"She has a peaceful air about her, and put cats at ease." Gonzales said. "They showed no fear or aggression toward her; it was as if they had known her their entire lives."
Her heroic feets didn't stop there. She would go on to search dumpsters, trash, scrap yards and other areas stray cats might be trapped. In her lifetime, she rescued over 900 cats! 2 of which Gonzales actually adopted.
Her amazing life was recognized in 1998, when she was named Cat of the Year by the Westchester Feline Club in homage to her heroism. At the age of 17, Ginny was put to sleep but not without leaving an amazing legacy behind her!