With the most recent update, this site can be safely put to bed. It has achieved what much of what it set out to do: namely to expose the animal cruelty of Rudycats and to bring closure to the many owners dealing with sick cats or the fear of sick cats. For some owners, the future health of their baby remains unclear and for far too many owners their precious babies are no longer with them.
This site would not have been possible without people coming forward with their evidence. At the time this was a terrifying thing to do, none of us knew the backlash that might have occurred. To everyone who sent in evidence, you have my deepest gratitude.
To everyone that shared this site, thank you. Your social media shares in particular helped this site reach people I genuinely didn’t expect it to reach. The emails I had whilst the site was at its peak were staggering, to say the least. None of that would have happened without all of those shares, there would be many more homes still in the dark and we may never have understood the full scope of what occurred.
To those of you who knew who Mouse was either all or part of the time, and kept my secret, thank you. It was so important in the initial writing to keep my identity quiet and I’m so grateful to you for keeping it under your hats. There were actually quiet a few of you!
This site was incredibly difficult to write. There were many 12 hour days, staying up until the small hours, writing, editing photos to protect identity, rewriting, adding more evidence. Most days I cried, because the content was unfathomable. Although writing the site was emotionally challenging, it was worth it to see the Maine Coon community band together to support the cats and their owners. I would like to thank those people who supported me personally, who knew from the beginning, and who spent hours on the phone helping me with it all.
Finally, to the owners of Rudycats kittens and retirees: I hope that the most recent update brings some form of peace and closure. For those of you who have lost your babies, I know this update will not bring your precious ones back. You have my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I hope that, whatever your situation, you are able to move forward safe in the knowledge that Rudycats is gone.
Thank you all for your time.