A new tale for rescued kitten
Dunedin’s most famous cat is about to become even more so with his very own book!
Bruce’s tale very nearly didn’t start at all. A year and a half ago, Kathryn van Beek discovered the bedraggled one-day old kitten alone on a footpath in Kingsland, Auckland.
She fed him around the clock and named him after that other famous orphan, Bruce Wayne.
The tiny kitten’s story went viral; he now has over 31,000 Facebook fans from all over the world who hang on his every photo and exploit – including escaping the housing crisis by moving to Dunedin, and changing colour from grey to black.
Kathryn van Beek (Bruce’s human) has now written and illustrated a children’s picture book Bruce Finds a Home.
The 18 hand-drawn illustrations reflect Bruce’s neighbourhood - Port Chalmers, Dunedin.
“New Zealanders love cats. In fact, we average 1.8 cats per household,” says Kathryn. “Bruce Finds a Home reflects the affection that children (and grown-ups) have for our furry companions”.
The Kickstarter campaign will allow people to pre-order copies of the book. There’s a range of rewards for those who pledge, including custom illustrations and even Bruce’s paw print! People can also choose to donate copies to The Animal Rescue Network, a charitable trust dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and kittens.
The Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/kathrynvanbeek/bruce-finds-a-home
Post submitted by Kathryn Van Beck