The story of this cat has captivated many people all over the world. She was a homeless kitty in Salt Lake City who decided to jump into a woman’s car hoping to get some much-needed help and a forever home. Cat lovers all over the country are wondering if she has already found a new loving family.
Meet Freya the former homeless cat!
Freya was wandering in a school parking lot when she spotted a doctoral student at the University of Utah named Susannah Nevison.
“When I got to my car, I opened the door and climbed in,” Nevison told The Dodo. “While I was putting my purse in the passenger seat, the little cat jumped right up in my lap!”
The sweet kitty immediately captured the kind woman’s heart after noticing something in her left eye, which seemed to be bothering the beautiful cat.
Nevison rushed the cat to Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCAS) after realizing that she couldn’t possibly adopt the Freya because of her allergies. She knew that the cat needed immediate help to save her from the infection that already affected her eye.
Freya was about a year old when Nevison found her and she didn’t have a microchip.
Despite her story getting viral after being shared thousands of times on different social media sites, Freya was still waiting at the shelter to get adopted.
When the story reached Caren Kolb’s daughter, Freya’s life was about to change for the better.
“My daughter tagged me in Freya’s story,” Kolb told The Dodo. “Something just struck my heart as I read her story and I just blurted out to my husband, ‘I want to adopt this baby!’ He took one look and said, ‘OK.'”
Despite having two rescue cats, the family decided to check on Freya.
“We really didn’t need any more fur babies,” Kolb said. “I just knew that this kitty needed a home, now!”
The only problem is the Kolbs live in Las Vegas, which is miles away from Salt Lake City. Fortunately, the family knows somebody who works for an airline.
The family quickly made their move as soon as they decided to adopt the beautiful one-eyed cat.
“They were having an adoption event and I thought that certainly, someone would adopt her, but I touched base at the end of the day and sadly she hadn’t been adopted,” Kolb said. “So, it was on.”
“Everyone there worked so hard to get her processed quickly so I could make my next flight,” Kolb said. “If we missed it, we wouldn’t be able to get back to Las Vegas until 10 p.m. We got to the gate just as they began to board. And we got first class!”
The one-eyed cat enjoying some quality time with her new sibling.
“So I was able to take her to the break room and let her meet some of my friends,” Kolb said. “We got first class on the next flight home. It was an amazing, exhausting day.”
The family also decided to change Freya’s name.
“First my son suggested a pirate name,” Kolb said. “But most female pirates had simple names like Anne or Mary … So I kept thinking of strong women, survivors.”
“I thought of Sansa for Sansa Stark but then remembered the character Yara Greyjoy, from the Iron Islands, captain of a fleet of ships, who set off to rescue her kidnapped brother when even her father wouldn’t,” Kolb said. “We liked it.”
Yara or Freya has a new life ahead and it’s not going to be at the shelter as she has already found a family that is willing to give her unconditional love.
“Everything fell perfectly into place,” Kolb wrote on Facebook. “Twelve hours of travel, three flights and three states.”
“We will take it very slowly as we introduce our new fur baby to her siblings,” Kolb said. “We will just let her take all the time she needs to get acclimated to her new home.”
“Last week, we saw her on a viral video, and now she’s home with us. It’s a little surreal.”
Yara the one-eyed cat getting comfortable at her new home with her new family.
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