Tru Hero Finalist – Julia

We are Tru heroes to our cat Julia and she is a Tru hero to us.  We adopted Julia at the age of 15.  Her prior owners of 15 years were afraid she would smother their newborn baby and brought her to the veterinarian to be euthanized.   The veterinarian, another Tru hero, refused to euthanize a healthy cat.  We fell in love with her and adopted her into our home despite her advanced age.  When Julia turned 18, she developed advanced kidney disease.  Knowing that she was a fighter and deserved more time with us and her adopted feline siblings, we began giving her subcutaneous fluid treatment.  I am proud to say Julia is now 20 years old and still thriving despite the fact that she needs to receive fluid therapy twice a day.  My wife and I are more than happy to attend to Julia’s special needs and give her the extra time and devotion she needs and deserves.  She is an amazing cat and has taught us so much about life and brings joy to our house every day.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

32 Responses to Tru Hero Finalist – Julia

  1. Don Kershan says:

    My vote is for Julia!

  2. Joe Thamm says:

    What a great story. Julia has wonderful parents.God bless Julia and her family.

  3. Rosalie Pratt says:

    I vote for Julia! I knew her when she was up for adoption and she is truly an amazing cat.

  4. Edna Taylor says:

    Beautiful cat. I just do not understand why in this day and age people are still delusioned into thinking a cat will smother a baby. As far as I know, there has NEVER been a case of a cat killing a baby – SIGH. I am glad this sweet girl found a new home.

  5. Marena watson says:

    Great story and one lucky cat!!

  6. Sheila Paticoff says:

    This is Truly a beautiful story of Tru Heros. Love you Julia.

  7. Chrsta Siegel-Dittmar says:

    Julia is amazing, and so are her “heros”. I vote for them.

  8. Olivia says:

    Heartwarming story.

  9. Ed Kaplan says:

    Talk about a feel good story
    My vote is for Julia

  10. Vicki says:

    My Kitty. How cute is she. Great story ! she is a real trooper. Just goes to show the power of love. She is an amazing amazing animal.

  11. Lance Ivan says:

    The cat should win an award for looking so good at 20 years old. I vote Julia the winner. Someone give her a birthday card engraved and shizzled Mount Sinai tablet. Holy Moses years!

  12. Carol Evers says:

    My vote is for Julia…great story and terrific parents! Go Julia!!!!!

  13. Liz Emanuele says:

    What a beautiful story! I adopted kittens dumped off at my vet’s. They have cerebellar hypoplasia (wobbly kitten syndrome). The world needs more people like Julia’s parents. My vote is for Julia.

  14. deb hussey says:

    One big vote for Julie. As a pet owner of two rescue cats myself – I am warmed to see that Julie has lived to the wonderful age of 20!

  15. sherry says:

    Count me in, Julia ! Best of Luck!

  16. Carol Trucchio says:

    My vote is for Julia! What a wonderful story!

  17. Kathy Goffery says:

    My vote goes to Julia!!!

    • Karen Conradis says:

      My vote is for Julia. As we have six of our own, four of which were rescues. She deserves every chance to win!! And a special hug to her humans for taking the chance and giving her the love and medical treatments she needs <3

  18. Jeanne says:

    A big vote for Julia. Bravo!

  19. Julia A. says:

    from one Julia to another…I vote for Julia!

  20. christine johnson says:

    My vote is for Julia, what a wonderful story!

  21. Shane says:

    Thinking of others first – like all true heroes.
    Another vote for Julia.

  22. Tracey says:

    My vote is for Julia, good luck

  23. gerda miller says:

    lulia is a spuncky old lady who loves everyone. to know her is to love her. here is to you, julia!! good luck.

  24. Eleanor Kaplan says:

    Julia is a winner! I hope she wins.

  25. Dena Scally says:

    A vote for Julia. She is a beautiful cat and deserves to win!

  26. Marvin says:

    Julia is a lucky cat who was given a second chance. Wishing Julia many more years with her heroes. Julia’s got my vote.

  27. renee schwartz says:

    Julia and her parents are beautiful.It makes us all proud to know that there exists such caring,selfless human beings and such amazing animals.

  28. Seymour Lesser says:

    I vote YES for a beautful story and for such wonderful people who are the major part of it. I no longer have a pet since, after the loss of 2 dogs, I cannot bear further pain when such happens…..

  29. Mike says:

    My vote is for Julia! A true story of compassion and love between a very lucky cat, and some very dedicated parents…

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