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Shy Rescue Cat Hugs Her New Dad

May 10th, 2018

In January 2016, animal rescue group Pasado’s Safe Haven received a call about a hoarding situation in Snohomish, Washington. When they arrived at the house, they found 47 cats and kittens who had been abandoned by their former owner. The cats were living in filth, and they had little to no food. The poor cats wouldn’t have survived much longer on their own.

Pasado’s Safe Haven took the cats with them to their rescue center. Since there were so many animals, they knew they needed help looking after them. They talked to local animal groups, and one group, Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary, agreed to take in eleven of the cats.

This group included a two-year-old cat named Symphony, who was one of the shyest of the bunch.

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Purrfect Pals Sanctuary Source: Purrfect Pals Sanctuary

Symphony and her friends arrived at Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary, where they began receiving the medical care they needed. Purrfect Pals also started giving the cats socialization training. Symphony, in particular, needed a lot of help. The poor cat had an upper respiratory infection, and she was also very nervous around people.

The group also got another shock when they learned Symphony was pregnant—while she was giving birth. She gave birth to two healthy kittens in her foster home.

Remember the cats we took in after Pasado's Safe Haven rescued them from an abandoned house? Symphony was very scared so…

Posted by Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Centers onThursday, March 3, 2016

When the kittens were old enough, Purrfect Pals began looking for the right forever homes for them, and they soon found one.

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Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook Source: Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook

For eleven months, Purrfect Pals worked with Symphony. The cat started gaining weight as she ate regular meals, and her infection cleared up. But even though the cat was feeling better, she was still very shy.

But that all changed when Symphony met a pair of kind volunteers.

The volunteers, Lia and Larry, worked at Purrfect Pal’s Sammamish, Washington rescue center. The couple fell in love with the cat right away.

To everyone’s surprise, Symphony took to Larry immediately. The second she saw him, she wrapped her arms around him in a big hug.

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Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook Source: Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook

Lia and Larry decided then and there to adopt Symphony. While Lia filled out the adoption paperwork, Larry spent more time with the cat. He held her and assured her that she was going to her forever home. He told her she would never to worry about being abandoned again.

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Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook Source: Purrfect Pals Sanctuary via Facebook

Larry and Lia have kept their word, and they’ve given Symphony a wonderful forever home.

Their home is quiet, which is just what Symphony needs. She also gets along well with their other cat, but the house is big enough that the two cats can have their space when they need it.

“In cat rescue we see and deal with hard, depressing situations every single day. This. This is what keeps us moving forward day by day. Moments like this, when a kitty who has been so abused and had such a long, hard road to adoption finds that perfect, loving, true forever home, feed our souls and light our way through the dark times. Today we’re inviting you to join us in celebrating this amazing, happy new beginning,” Purrfect Pals Sanctuary wrote on Facebook.

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Purrfect Pals Sanctuary Source: Purrfect Pals Sanctuary

Symphony has gone from a shy, scared to a happy animal in a loving home. We’re so happy that Symphony has found her purrfect forever home!

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Source: Pasado’s Safe Haven, Purrfect Pals Sanctuary

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