Louis first noticed a black and white lump of fur on the steps of an office building during last summer's Texas drought. He could see it was a cat, but was certain it was dead. The temperature was 104 and there was little water for stray animals to survive. He parked his car and slowly approached the lump. The skinny cat slowly lifted her head. She was alive. Louis gave water and food over a couple of days. The cat regained energy so Louis decided to rescue her and help her find a home. After Louis began leaving food and water for the cat, he noticed that other people began to do the same. This gave him an idea that maybe he could inspire others to help animals in need.
Being a professional videographer, Louis decided to video tape the cat rescue and share it online in order to inspire the most people possible to help animals. "She was dying in plain sight," said Louis. "Cars were driving right past this dying cat all day long."
Louis rescued the starving cat and the video became episode one of Pet Commando. He took her to his veterinarian, Dr. Dale Butler, who said the cat was healthy. She just needed food and water.
Linda Pollaro adopted the cat and named her Cleopatra. The cat quickly became friends with her other cat, Gwennie. But after a few months Cleo became ill. She had a brain tumor.
Cleopatra symbolizes the spirit of people helping to rescue lost and abandoned pets. Because of Cleopatra over 30 other pets have been saved so far.
Please be there to help Louis celebrate Cleo's life and the Pet Commando revolution that she inspired. Cleo's funeral will be held this Sunday, April 1st, at 1:00 at Pet Commando's Lair, 1705 S. Lillis Ln, Denison, Texas. Take Lillis Lane south until it dead ends. Call Louis at 903-624-3480.