Cat with sad eyes continued to hug and thank the person who saved her
During an adoption event at the South LA Animal Shelter two years ago, Daisy Austin, the adoption coordinator at an animal hospital in West Hollywood, California, came across the gorgeous Marmie, a kitten whose sad eyes caught her attention.
The woman had no intent of acquiring a new cat that day, but Marmie won her over. When Daisy entered the chamber where the cat was hiding from the public, the cat approached her, rubbing her face over her fingers, and purred the entire time.
The cat was found on the streets and was in bad condition when it was brought to the shelter. She had a serious upper respiratory illness, weighed just 4.5 pounds, was covered in dust, had a few tiny cuts on her face. Daisy knew she needed to act fast to help her because all she wanted was to be loved and she was aware of the shelter’s financial situation.
“It was difficult because I had a 16-year-old cat at home, but I had to move quickly,” said Daisy. I need to provide her with another chance. The kitten was excited and spent a lot of time cuddling her new mother because she knew Daisy would protect her and she would never have to suffer life on the streets again.
Marmie always appeared much younger ignoring the fact that she was probably around 10 years old when she was saved. After testing positive for the feline immunodeficiency virus (IVF), Marmie was given the diagnosis of stomatitis (gum inflammation), Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a disease that affects the body’s connective tissues, as well as other chronic issues (such as feline airways).
The sad-eyed cat was a fighter in spite of just about everything, and because of their love and care, she started to put on weight. Her will to live, according to Daisy, is unmatched. The medical professionals who examined her and heard her account were all shocked. She has developed into a wonderful 11.5-pound cat who enjoys eating, sunbathing, and going for walks with her mother.
Marmie is followed by Daisy as if she were her protector. She stays close to her every night and just sleeps there; she is very grateful and happy. Even though Marmie is now 12 years old, she still has a very kind and cheerful nature. She was starved on the streets for so long and had so many health problems, Daisy said. “I think she’s honestly in love with me for helping her feel better, and, of course, I’m more than in love with her,” Daisy said.