"We lost our ginger tabby cat in April. It broke our hearts and left his sister mourning. A week before I adopted our new kitty, I dreamed about a grey tabby kitten. On Saturday, June 8th, a friend posted the story about LifeLine's fee-waived adoption event on Facebook. I opened the page for kittens and one picture got me off the couch and out the door in the rain.
Grandma Dot came into our care as an unwanted pit bull mix, who had obviously been bred too much. She was high heartworm positive and was showing signs of heart disease due to heartworms. And on top of it all, she was deaf and dog reactive.
Savant was born with a defective mitral valve, meaning she would require life-long cardiac monitoring and medication. Because of her medical issues, she was passed over time and time again and spent months in our shelter. But her life changed forever the day a wonderful family decided to foster her and give her a much-needed break from the shelter life.
That didn't last long, however, because they fell madly in love and eventally adopted her! They realized that even with a defective valve, she was perfect!