For nearly two years, Lou, a homeless kitty, waited patiently at the Lorca Animal Rescue group in Lorca, Spain, hoping for a second chance. Everyone seemed to love Lou when they met him; the cat loved to cuddle and surely he was handsome enough to attract would be adopters. Sadly, no one seemed to want Lou.
Recently, however all of that changed, and it makes us wonder if “fate” intervened and inexplicably knew Lou’s future happiness was soon to be realized and in so happening would change the life of a youngster. According to the organization’s Facebook page, Isa arrived at the rescue searching for a pet for her 14-year-old daughter, Laura, who suffers from a rare hereditary disorder restricting her neurological and physical development. Isa wanted her daughter to have a therapy companion – someone to love and shower her child with attention. Yes, you already guessed – Lou, the homeless kitty, was the one!
From the moment Lou met Laura, he was smitten. He hugged the child with his paws, rubbed into her arms in only a way a cat can, and snuggled into the softness of Laura’s neck. In the next moment, Laura smiled and giggled with delight.
“We didn’t understand why Lou couldn’t find a family, being such a docile and affectionate cat,” Lorca Animal Rescue wrote on their Facebook page. “Now we understand everything. He was waiting for little Laura; that is the name of this wonderful angel, and her mom Isa. … as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I ask you to all who follow us aquell@s to share these beautiful images and we can break false myths.
As an adult animal is not adopted or that can’t be affectionate or that children and animals cannot live together, between all we are sure that we will gradually change some minds.” (translation edited to be easier to read)
Many years of love and happiness Lou and Laura. We are excited you have found each other with the help of Isa. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.
(Photos of homeless kitty courtesy of Lorca Animal Rescue)
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LOU ADOPTADO!!!!!!!!!!No entendíamos como Lou no encontraba una familia al ser un gato tan dócil y cariñoso .Ahora lo entendemos todo, estaba esperando a Laurita que así se llama este ángel tan maravilloso,y a su mamá Isa.Gracias Isa por abrir tu corazón un poquito más y darle esta oportunidad a Lou.Estas imágenes fueron grabadas a las pocas horas de estar lou en su hogar y como dicen que una imagen vale más que mil palabras os pido a todos aquell@s que nos seguís que compartáis estas hermosas imágenes y podamos romper mitos falsos.Como el que un animal adulto no se adapta o que no pueden ser cariñosos o que los niños y los animales no pueden vivir juntos entre todos estamos seguros que poco a poco conseguiremos y cambiando algunas mentes.Gracias Isa y mil gracias
Posted by Lorca Animal on Monday, January 9, 2017