A little girl, Molly Sotak, stumbled upon a kitten in July who looked unwell. She was frail, filthy and unable to stand on her own.
After checking on her for a few days, Molly decided to seek help from the Stray Cat Alliance, an organization that rescues feral cats. Its staff rushed the kitten to a veterinary clinic, where she was diagnosed with a variety of health problems. It was found to have a black substance on its muzzle and, upon closer inspection, hundreds of fleas on it.
Doctors diagnosed fatigue, dehydration, acute respiratory infection, and calicivirus all at once. The kitten was unable to feed properly due to mouth ulcers and was therefore underweight. Dinah, the cat’s name, was immediately prescribed antibiotics and antiparasitic drugs.
Eventually, her health improved and the search for a new foster home began. Rebecca Schneider, who was moved by the kitten’s story, took her in. She explains it this way:” We had just lost a 14 year old cat with major heart problems”.
“After a long period of mourning, I decided to give stray cats a chance.” I went to various shelters and saw many animals, but none of them made a lasting impression on me. That’s when Dinah caught my eye. She was hesitant and guarded, but seemed to enjoy my company as much as I did.”
Dinah took a long time to adjust to her new surroundings. However, she gradually opened up.
But gradually she opened up. And as she grew, she developed into a fearless, confident cat.
“She’s a fluffy little clown,” Rebecca adds, “who never fails to make us laugh.” – Dinah enjoys playing with us and follows us everywhere. The cat is always there and wants to “help” me with whatever I am doing, whether it is making the bed or loading the dishwasher. She sits in front of the TV with us and wants to participate in everything we do.”
Dinah’s appearance has changed dramatically. She has transformed from a malnourished orphan to a beauty that is impossible to take your eyes off.