I have shared many stories from my good furiend Lucky. He is a tough and brave feline. Lucky was abused by a cruel and evil human who burned him, but then he was taken in by the cat rescue group Homeless Animals Rescue Team.
Now this former street cat lives in a furever home where he is surrounded by felines and humans who love him. But he has not forgotten where he came from and helps other felines find loving homes.
You may be familiar with the work Lucky has done with the cat rescue group Rural Shelter Transports. These kind humans helped when a basket of kittens, who had been cared for by a kind human their whole life, were turned in to a shelter where the odds of them getting to live a happy life were very small.
The Basket Kittens, as they became known, were taken in by many cat rescue groups. One of The Basket Kittens, a silver tabby named Astro, did not do well when he was shown. He was happy with his brofurs and sisfurs, and he did not like having so many humans he did not know walk by to disturb him.
One day, some humans came by to meet Astro, He’s on the left in the picture. His foster human did not have much hope. This poor guy, no matter how much his foster human told potential adopters about his calm demeanor and loving spirit, just couldn’t get any humans to see beyond his shy nature.
But on this day, Astro finally was introduced to the right humans. They saw past his fear and shyness, and wanted to take him home. The wait was well worth it for Astro. After the final chapter in his cat rescue story was written, the human who took him home had this to say.
“Astro is absolutely fantastic! He has settled in very well and feels right at home. He and I spent some time this evening playing chase the light around the room. He even sits on my lap for a short while but like any young kitty he can’t stay still too long and wants to wander about.”
He had more to say about the kitten who so many humans had overlooked. “Astro is perfect,” he said.
Furiends, from unwanted kitten to shelter cat with little chance to overlooked kitten to loved family member, Astro has made quite the journey. It is a heartwarming story to share during the holiday season!