Life is always full of surprises, and so it was for this gorgeous black and white long-haired feline. One moment, she was abandoned in a parking spot, all alone, and the next, she was enjoying life in a new home.
The entire rescue mission began when an employee of Hearts Alive Village, an animal rescue in Las Vegas, spotted a pet carrier bag in a parking spot. Upon approaching the bag, they discovered a gorgeous cat, left there to fend for herself.
Without hesitation, the employee took the cat to the rescue facility, where they were able to locate a microchip and contact the cat’s owner.
Sadly, the owner expressed that they could no longer care for the cat, which isn’t a rarity as more and more cat owners abandon their feline companions for various reasons.
The employee knew immediately that this cat deserved a better life. So, they reached out to their colleagues, Nikki Martinez and her husband, who welcomed the cat into their foster home with open arms.
This lovely cat was estimated to be around 13 years old, making the abandonment even sadder. Fortunately, Nikki and her husband were more than willing to provide this senior kitty, whom they named Dolly, with the love and care she deserved.
Upon arriving at her new home, Dolly wasted no time exploring her surroundings before finding her favorite spot by the window. Despite some health issues, she proved to be a truly wonderful feline. Nikki shared:
“She had some medical issues (tummy troubles and infected teeth), and she needed dental cleaning. She landed in a safe space where she’ll be cared and loved for until she is ready for her forever family.”
Dolly quickly settled into her new home, showing her gratitude to the couple who welcomed her. She was happy to have someone to love and care for her. With proper medications and a new high-quality diet, her health improved steadily.
When she’s not playing or asking for attention, you can often find Dolly sitting by the window, watching birds, or basking in the sun. However, her favorite thing to do is to climb onto Nikki’s lap and turn on the purring machine.
Dolly is a sweet and affectionate kitty who craves attention and cuddles. Nikki added:
“She is a total treasure and a sweetheart. She is a lap kitty who loves to be snuggled and brushed.”
Despite the challenges she faced, Dolly’s resilient spirit shone through. She had to have her teeth removed due to a severe infection, but the procedure allowed her to eat without pain or discomfort.
As her overall condition continued to improve, Dolly blossomed and reveled in the beauty of her new life. With her charming personality, it’s only a matter of time before Dolly finds her forever home.
Despite being abandoned, she continues to trust people and eagerly awaits the opportunity to meet her forever humans and to fill their lives with purrs and boundless love.