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Perla, a true gem

The story of a feline survivor – what a difference 30 days make!

Volunteering in animal welfare working specifically for stray cats is a 24/7 job. You never know what you will be faced with once you leave your house, or your office, or even go out for a walk. Sometimes it’s a sick cat, a hidden cat, a kitten in the middle of nowhere. Other times it could be a box with abandoned kittens dumped in garbage bins or in public parks. These are never-ending stories. Such is the story of Perla. A month ago, Christina, one of our volunteers, went to relocate a cat after it had been neutered. While there, she spotted a kitten in the distance. The kitten was standing quite still and she didn’t respond to Christina’s call. When she finally reached it, the poor little soul turned its face slowly. Pus was coming out from both eyes and its nose. The kitten was rushed to the vet clinic. She was not in good condition. She had a fever, she couldn’t breath properly because of a severe flu and a respiratory problem and she also had a very bad eye infection.

Perla when found

Perla when found

She was fed by hand for the first 3 days, because she couldn’t smell and had no appetite because of the respiratory problem. Eye treatment started instantly but unfortunately, only one of her eyes could be saved. The infection had damaged the other one too severely.

She was hospitalized for 11 days, and then moved to a foster home, in order to continue her recovery treatments and also to help socialize her. She was a feral stray kitten and Perla needed our patience and caring to learn to trust us.

Perla being cute

Perla being cute

A month later, Perla shines like a true gem! She has made amazing progress. She loves to be stroked, she purrs all the time and she’s even started playing. For the last 30 days, all we did is smother her with love, caring and tenderness. Now we can start looking for a loving forever home, where she will continue to be treated with the same tenderness for many many years!

If interested in Perla, please contact us via ninelivesgreece@gmail.com