A Man Who Mows Lawns For Free Saved A Cat Sanctuary From Shutting Down

July 3, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Corpus Christi, Texas.

In a heartwarming turn of events, Spencer, a dedicated man from SB Mowing who cuts overgrown lawns for free, recently found himself at the center of an extraordinary rescue mission.

Spencer, known for cleaning up neglected properties across the country and sharing his work on social media, stumbled upon an injured cat while on the job, leading to the revival of an entire cat sanctuary.

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Spencer was in Corpus Christi, documenting his work for his followers, when fate intervened.

"I accidentally found this yard while heading to another job. It must have been fate because there were things that happened that I've never come across before," he shared in the video.

While clearing the overgrown lawn, Spencer discovered a severely injured cat hidden deep in the grass. The cat had an infected abscess under its arm and was unable to move.

"He seemed like he was ready to lay there until he passed away from infection," Spencer recalled. Desperate to help, Spencer contacted several places, but none were willing to take the cat in.

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His persistence paid off when he reached out to Edgar and Ivy's Cat Sanctuary. The sanctuary, specializing in the care of injured, hurt, and abused cats, agreed to take the cat in and provide the necessary medical treatment. Moved by their kindness, Spencer decided to launch a GoFundMe campaign to support the sanctuary, aiming to raise $10,000.

Anissa Beal, the director of Edgar and Ivy's, revealed that the sanctuary was on the brink of closure. "He said, 'Maybe I can get you $10,000 or something.' And I said, 'That would be life-changing,'" Beal said. The sanctuary had been struggling financially, with Beal spending half of her income to keep it running. She had been praying for a sign to continue her work.

The response to Spencer's campaign was overwhelming. Since sharing the GoFundMe link with his millions of followers, over $187,000 has been raised for Edgar and Ivy's Cat Sanctuary. Additionally, four Amazon trucks loaded with donations arrived at the sanctuary, providing much-needed supplies.

"It was a miracle, and it makes me emotional to think that so many people could care about us and about this cat and what we're doing," Beal expressed. "I'm afraid I'm going to wake up and that it's not true. This is beyond anything I could have ever imagined."

In gratitude for Spencer's support, Beal offered him the opportunity to name a new building at the sanctuary. Rather than naming it after himself, Spencer chose to honor the community that made the sanctuary's future possible. The building will be named the SB Mowing Community Wellness Center, a testament to the power of community and compassion.

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