Bruce the Cat, Dunedin’s most famous cat, will celebrate his third birthday on 3 November. To celebrate the milestone no one ever thought he would meet, Bruce is raising funds for local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin.
Bruce shot to internet stardom after being found on a footpath when he was just one day old. At first he was fed with a tiny syringe and then a little bottle as he was slowly nursed to health. In the meantime his story went viral online, and he now has 39K Facebook fans and 5K Instagram fans. He has even had a story book, Bruce Finds A Home, written about him!
In lieu of birthday presents Bruce is choosing to support local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin this year. Cat Rescue Dunedin is a registered charitable trust committed to the rescue and care of wild-born and abandoned cats and kittens. They rescue, rehabilitate, de-sex and re-home hundreds of cats and kittens each year.
“Not only does Cat Rescue Dunedin support cats and kittens in need – it also helps save native birds,” Bruce says. “Getting cats off the streets is great for the cats, and it’s great for wildlife too. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the tireless Cat Rescue volunteers in their work to make Dunedin a better place for vulnerable animals.”
After reaching his initial fundraising target of $300 in just two days, Bruce now hopes to raise $600 for Cat Rescue Dunedin - $200 for every year of his short but adventurous life.
The Givealittle fundraiser closes on 6 November.
Visit Bruce’s Givealittle page.
Photograph by Kalee Jackson.
It's my birthday coming up on 3 November, and I'll finally be in my terrible twos! Last year I didn't give much advance warning about my birthday which made it a bit hard for those of you who wanted to send cards. So this year I'm being much more organised and giving you four weeks notice!
But the big question is - what should I do for my party?
Do you know someone who's having a birthday? Feel free to share this GIF with them. You can find the GIF URL here: http://gph.is/2jY18Ut
Wow it's been a big year for a little cat! Here are some highlights...
What a wild ride! Thanks for sharing it with me.
Love from Bruce the Cat xx
In all the excitement about the holidays I almost forgot to post about my birthday! Well, it was my first ever birthday on 3 November this year and I was very excited. I received amazing birthday cards from all over the world (thanks everyone!) and I was very spoiled with TWO cakes - one made out of jellymeat just for me, and one made out of some sweet stuff that the humans ate. Thanks to everyone who sent me good wishes... and an extra special thanks to my friend Emilie for baking my incredible look-a-like cake!
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.
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