This makes me really sad. Mercy, Kim Kardashian’s adorable teacup persian kitten has passed away. While I didn’t know Mercy personally, I got a feel for her cuddly personality through Kim’s Instagram.
Kim revealed shortly after getting Mercy in September that she had always wanted a white Persian cat, and that she almost went with Pearl as a name before being inspired by the title of one of her man’s songs.
E! News has learned, however, that Kim found out she was allergic to her new pet shortly after getting her from the breeder. She then decided to give Mercy to a friend, who had recently lost her cat after 12 years, “to make the best of a difficult situation,” an insider tells us.
Kim had an assistant fly with Mercy from Miami to L.A. and the friend received the cat on Oct. 16. She took her to the vet for routine tests, though the kitten was still too small for shots, and “Mercy was acting playful” and seemed “totally fine,” a source says.
Similarly, a vet said Mercy was in great shape following another exam in early November.
Then, on Nov. 26, we’re told that the friend got a call from her boyfriend to say Mercy was limp and not moving, after which they rushed her to an animal hospital and vets made the sad diagnosis—a fatal virus, which acts like a cancer, had attacked Mercy’s stomach.
After learning that even aggressive treatment wouldn’t help Mercy, they had the kitten euthanized.
“Kim is really upset,” a source said. “She was upset about Mercy dying and upset that she was trying to do something nice…and then she fell into a situation where [the friend] had to grieve another kitty. Kim called the breeder and said they should be more responsible.”
Take a look at some of our favorite pics of the furry feline below. RIP Mercy :(