She was extremely shy, cowering in her litter box, avoiding eye contact, and trying to act invisible. Volunteers reached out to social media, in hopes of getting the shy kitty a chance at a loving owner.
Cat Haven WA learned about her story and quickly responded. They said that she came to them as a street cat but she had a microchip. They still couldn’t get through to the owners.
The tortie (named Simba) had the saddest eyes. She was confused and just wanted to hide. She couldn’t cope with the shelter environment and the stress and continued to take refuge in the litter box.
After no one came forward to claim her, a foster volunteer of Cat Haven stepped up to help.
They brought her home so she could start to decompress and try to gain some confidence with people.
Slowly but surely, the sad-eyed girl came out of her shell. She warmed up to her loving foster family when she realized that she was in a safe home. The once timid cat began to seek affection and pets.
There’s no record of how long Simba was out wandering the streets, but she didn’t miss it at all and quickly found herself again in the comfort of a loving home. It was then they knew she was ready to find a place of her own.
Around that time, Chelsea and her family came across Simba’s story and were instantly smitten. They saw right through those sad eyes and knew just what the kitty needed.
After weeks in foster care, the sweet tortie girl finally had her dream come true.
The sweet tortie has been renamed, Molly.
It didn’t take long for her to start looking for pets and snuggles. She likes to follow her humans around the house, rubbing her face against them.
“Not so sad girl now. Molly is settling in nicely and loving some love and chicken (treats),” Chelsea shared in an update.
She is enjoying her new VIP life and can’t get enough head scratches. The tortie is so happy to have a family that loves her to bits.
The former stray has blossomed into a giant love-bug