She was far from pretty back then--crusty patches of hair loss covered her body and what fur she had stuck out at odd angles, looking dry and disheveled. Her ears were dirty and crusted, her nose scratched and scarred. Thin and bleeding, she desperately dodged neighborhood children who were chasing her, throwing stones at her ravaged body. People in the community shooed her away on sight and feared for their dogs and children when they saw her, repulsed by her large expanses of missing fur, the remaining patches of angry, visibly raw skin.
Instead of thinking to help this poor creature, they did the opposite and tried to harm her.
She saw the kitty in need, chased away the neighborhood children, and began putting out food and water for the poor little creature. She bought a cardboard kitty cubicle and placed it in a secluded spot by her front door to provide shelter. She talked with neighbors, looking for options, but everyone tried to disuade her from helping. She finally learned that one of our volunteers lives in the neighborhood and asked us for help, and the long rescue process began.
The process was slow and seemed to take forever... and then one day we received news that orange kitty had begunn to rub against the lady's legs! Success!
That small act alone gave us hope that this abandoned baby wouldn't end up living the rest of her days on the streets--if socialized, she could indeed become somebody's indoor companion!
She has made herself very comfortable in the presence of her foster family--as you can see--here she is showing off her spay scar!