An adorable gray – calico cat named Pearl and her friend Topaz was found abandoned outside a local animal hospital in February 2017. The two kitties along with three other kittens were taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery with hopes to find their family. According to the shelter, all cats have since gone on to find their forever homes except for Pearl.
“Poor Pearl was unfortunately dumped at a Vets and fetched into us, she had been living rough for quite some time and so it would be lovely for her to have a loving quiet home where she can feel secure and happy,” the shelter wrote on their website.
When the poor cat first arrived at the rescue center, she was scared and afraid to go near anyone. It took several months before the 3-year-old kitty started to trust the people around her.
“Pearl has clearly been affected by what happened to her, but she has grown so much in confidence since February,” Lee Stewart, manager of the cattery, said. “Pearl may never be that cat that constantly wants attention but she will still be able to give a lot of love to someone.”
Pearl has now been living at the shelter for more than 200 days and she has also witnessed 92 other cats and kittens get adopted. Although she did not appear to be a happy cat when she arrived at the shelter, Pearl has become an incredibly sweet cat with the people surrounding her.
She is affectionate and playful; however, people at the shelter could not seem to find a loving home for her.
“It is really difficult to say why she is still with us, as she is a lovely cat who has already been through so much,” Stewart said. “She has been with us the longest out of all our cats and we are desperate to find her a home.”
“She’s so playful and quirky with the team and it is such a shame that she is not settled into a new home yet.”
A lot of people had shown their interest in adopting the lovely cat after her story became viral on the Internet. It’s only a matter of time before Pearl finds her forever home.
“Hi, Everyone! Pearl is reserved pending on the home check! Thanks to all of you who shared her story and showed an interest in her,” the shelter shared on their Facebook page.
Thank you so much!
H/T: The Dodo