OKANAGAN FALLS DAILY NEWS: Clancy The Cat's Remarkable Story Continues; Irish Rovers To The Rescue
Posted on April 26th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
By Theresa Nolet
A wonderful ending to what could have been tragic. You might remember Clancy – the cat that was travelling with his owner in the Yukon when he went missing. Despite all the efforts of his owner, Clancy could not be found and was thought lost forever.
However Clancy survived the harsh environment of the Yukon and turned up 5 months later just before Christmas, extremely emaciated with frost bitten toes, he was rescued by a kind woman who actually lives in British Columbia! Because Clancy’s owner had him microchipped, the Dawson City Humane Society was able to trace him back to AlleyCATS Alliance the group that had originally taken Clancy in off the streets of Penticton. Given a free ride home by Air North and free vet care by Dr. Oz in West Kelowna, Clancy was put into foster care as his previous owner was no longer able to offer him a home.
Clancy’s foster mom Jodi French fell in love with Clancy but because she is on disability was not sure she could afford the expense of adopting and owning a cat.
That is where the Irish Rovers come into the picture to offer financial assistance to make Jodi’s dream come true! Seeing the story on AlleyCATS Alliance’s Facebook page, they felt a connection to this “roving” cat with the ginger hair and the Irish name, and wanted to help.
On Wednesday March 4, in a luxurious suite in Kelowna, the Irish Rovers met with Clancy and Jodi and made the adoption official!
George Millar founding member of the Irish Rovers, treated Clancy like royalty for his exclusive meet and greet. Clancy took it all in stride like the celebrity he is! Everyone wanted to know how he was feeling about his adventures, but Clancy was not being very talkative, quite content to just eat treats out of George’s hand and pose for photos as if he had been doing this his whole life.
With the financial assistance from the Irish Rovers, who stepped in not just with the adoption fee, but with a gift certificate for food as well, it is now official, Clancy has a forever home and his wandering days are over! Jodi was very thankful for the kindness and generosity of the band and their concern for the big ginger cat who has stolen her heart. Jodi and her father will also be treated to concert tickets courtesy of the Irish Rovers!
AlleyCATS Alliance wants to thank George Milla
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