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Homeless veteran & Ten Lives Club help injured cat

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 26, 2021

BLASDELL, N.Y. (WKBW) — Neither of them had a place to call home, but soon enough, Navy veteran Jud Munro and his cat Junior will be moving into their own place together.

"In March of last year I became homeless, and then I moved into a veteran's program home for helping me re-enter society. So it was there where this one tribe of four cats lived, one of which was Junior," said Munro.

Right now, Munro lives at the Altamont House with 25 other veterans.

He would feed Junior every morning at 5:30. But one morning, Munro noticed Junior was hurt.

"He was bleeding from his neck. It became clear that the blood was dripping constantly and he needed help or I thought he would die," he said.

So Munro took him to a veterinarian.

"And that cost him $300 out of his own pocket, and the cat needed additional surgery, which was over a thousand dollars. Which he didn't have and he really wanted to save and help this cat," said Marie Edwards, President and Founder of Ten Lives Club.

He called around to other rescues to no avail…until he called Ten Lives Club.

"The ten lives club stepped in and offered to do the surgery," said Munro.

And they offered to keep Junior until Munro can get an apartment.

"Now he's just going to hang out here and relax at Ten Lives Club and get all the love and rest he needs," said Kimberly LaRussa, Public Relations Manager for Ten Lives Club

Munro can visit Junior anytime until his new apartment is ready for him, and his new feline best friend.