‘Unadoptable’ Feral Cat Was About to Be Sent Back Into the Wild, Until a Family Took Her Home

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We lost our beloved 15-year-old cat Otto to cancer in early 2014, and it didn’t take us long before we were really lonely. The local vet’s office sometimes had cats up for adoption, so we went there and saw a blue-cream tortoiseshell with a clipped ear and a brown spotted tabby. We adopted them both and named them Vesper and Uma.


Vesper had been a feral cat. A woman hit her with her car, brought her into the vet’s office, and dropped her off without paying. Vesper didn’t have the use of her legs, and she was acting so feral that they didn’t think she would be adoptable. They were going to euthanize her, but one of the vet techs intervened and took her home. After about a month, she regained the use of her legs, but the plan was to release her back out into the wild – until we saw her and adopted her.

Vesper has been the most wonderful cat. She doesn’t act feral at all. She’s so affectionate and cuddly, we can’t imagine her living outside. She’s had some additional health problems along the way, including a heart condition and an aggressive stomach bacteria, but after lots of vet visits, she’s doing great. She’s the miracle cat.


Uma is our little 7-pound diva, who was found living behind an Outback Steakhouse. We’ve also adopted Wendy, who was abandoned when her owner moved away, and was found outside, starving and wounded.

We love all our rescue girls, and we hope they live long and happy lives.

Story submitted by Jared Dillian from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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