Kim Kardashian's Kitten Mercy Has Passed Away

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Kim Kardashian's kitten Mercy has died. Less than three months after receiving the tiny white ball of fluff as a gift from boyfriend Kanye West, she took to her website to announce the sad news.

In a posting that appeared on Friday, the reality star also revealed that 4-month-old Mercy, who had not made an appearance on her heavily updated Instagram account since Nov. 10, was given away to a family friend in October, after she found out she was allergic to cats:

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"When I first got Mercy, I had never lived with a cat before and so I had no idea that I was allergic. I thought that it might pass, but after a few weeks I decided to go visit two separate allergists, one of whom said my allergies wouldn't get any better unless I started taking injections. I had fallen SO in love with Mercy that I wanted to try everything I could to keep her, but I didn't think it was safe to resort to injections, and it wasn't fair on Mercy, because I couldn't play with her or give her as much attention as I wanted to. Mercy deserved a mom who could really give her the time and affection she deserved. I knew that Sydney, Khloe's assistant, who had recently lost a cat she had loved and cared for for 17 years, would be the perfect mom for Mercy and Sydney was so excited to have Mercy as her own!"

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According to E! News, Mercy fell ill on Nov. 26, and a trip to the vet revealed that she suffered from a "(stomach) cancer-like virus often associated with breeding." After learning that even aggressive treatment wouldn't help, her new owner's made the difficult decision to have her euthanized.

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Kardashian writes, "Mercy was a gentle and loving kitten and we are all going to miss her so much. Thanks to Sydney for making Mercy's short life one filled with love. RIP Mercy Xo"

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