At times, when we visit an animal shelter, we might come across a cat or dog that appears to be hiding in the back of their cage. It’s natural for us to assume that they don’t like humans, but this isn’t always true. In reality, these animals may have previously enjoyed being around people, but were let down in some way. Such pets require love and patience, and once they learn to trust again, they can become the sweetest and most attached companions. Therefore, it’s important to give these poor souls plenty of time and affection to help them open up their hearts again.
This particular feline was left behind in a carrier close to the garbage with an open can of food and some meat slices beside her. After being abandoned so cruelly in such an unforgiving location, the confused cat was trembling with fear. Fortunately, a volunteer from the Flatbush Cats organization spotted and rescued her. They named the cat Sima, which translates to “treasure” in Hebrew.
When Sima was brought in by her foster volunteers, she was extremely frightened and stressed. Although the cautious feline was starving, she was too alert to accept their food. At first, she even displayed aggression, and they could completely understand why. However, after a few days, they gradually managed to calm her nerves. As expected, Sima turned out to be one of the most affectionate kittens they had ever met. The endearing cat loved cuddling and nuzzling, and if she could, she would lie on their laps forever.
The only problem was that she didn’t eat as much as she should have. However, after a few weeks of antibiotics and deworming medications, the cat started to regain her appetite and energy. Of course, her trust in humans was restored too, and her rescuers couldn’t be any prouder of their incredible Sima. As they said, it was their honor to help this little girl.
Simba was easily able to find a permanent, loving home with a caring older sister who looked just like her. They shared a strong bond and adored each other greatly, paving the way for a spectacular life ahead for the resilient Simba.
Check out this amazing rescue video featuring some adorable paws!
Feel free to spread Sima’s heartwarming tale among your loved ones!