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ASHI

In a perfect world every cat would have a home…but our world is far from perfect by a long shot and there are too many abandoned, neglected, sick and starving kitties everywhere, most of which are spending their entire lives waiting for a miracle to happen, waiting for someone who would take them home. It’s not unusual, though, to see a well-fed and healthy looking stray, but their uncertain fate on dangerous streets darkens the picture and brings a glint of sadness and loneliness to their eyes…

Times are hard, most of the animal shelters and sanctuaries all over the world are struggling to keep afloat, but it seems that the number of strays in need of help is growing larger with each passing day. Sadly, no cat rescue is able to take in all of the hopeless street kitties with unknown pasts and unpromising futures but some of them can be and are saved, crisis or not. After all, every life is priceless and right decisions are frequently made with the heart, not with the head.

Ashi is a gorgeous calico kitty that had been roaming the flea market for quite some time when I first laid my eyes on her back in November. Although she was cuddly and sweet and looked clean and chubby, she was somehow sad, all alone and always on her own. She was finding food, obviously, but with cold weather and snow approaching, I was wondering how she would survive another winter outside, although it evidently wouldn’t have been her first. Sometimes I caught a glimpse of her, sometimes I didn’t, but I just couldn't stop thinking of what a wonderful and carefree life she would have if she became a shelter tenant.

One day, while she was sunbathing under the late autumn sun, so relaxed and so innocent, I finally made up my mind, put her into the carrier and took her with me. She fit in instantly, befriending both youngsters and the oldies which are currently living in the house and quickly became a pampered and worry-free kitty like all of her new friends.

Ashi’s spay surgery was performed a few days later and not a minute too soon – she had a myriad of ovarian cysts and tumors. She had a little bit of trouble waking up from the anesthesia, it took her almost the entire day to come out of it. Luckily she wasn’t even trying to touch the wound and her incision healed nicely. With all of her problems behind her, she now has a new lease on life, new hope, new friends and a chance for a new start that every kitty deserves.