The Mayor of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
Stories from Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
by Indra Lahiri, Founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
While all of the cats at Indraloka are uniquely special in their own right, many have also come to perform an incredibly unique service for the farmed animals we rescue, who often arrive confused, afraid, and deeply traumatized. But inevitably, one of our friendly felines adopts each struggling newcomer and provides much-needed love, reassurance, healing, and companionship. These special interspecies friendships persist for as long as the animals are with us.
Wesley T. Monkey is an irresistible extrovert with a BIG personality. Most of the cats here have a few good friends, some feline, some of the other species. But Wesley T. Monkey has LOTS of good friends of every species. He is just that popular.
While many of our cats have no compunction about jumping onto the lap, or even shoulders, of visitors, Wesley T. Monkey doesn’t stop there! On a daily basis, Wesley can be spotted riding a sheep or a pig, sunbathing on top of a dozing cow, or even sleeping curled up against a chicken friend. Wesley is ridiculously wonderful in many, many ways.
Like so many cats, Wesley knows intuitively when someone is in need, and he does not shy away from their suffering. Penny, the cow, was the beloved Grand Dame of the sanctuary, a mother, and friend to all. Wesley and Penny spent many happy hours together, Wesley contentedly grooming himself while Penny grazed nearby. But Penny was more than 30 years old, and the day came when she could no longer stand on her own. As she lay dying, surrounded by friends, Wesley climbed up and rested right on top of her for her final moments, helping her to feel loved until her last breath.
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