Lila (formerly Wonton)
LILA (formerly Wonton)
Lila was a feral cat and was discovered when she ran out in front of a car. Prior to her rescue she had lived a life of fear and while she was improving, she was still spooked by loud noises and sudden movements. Lila’s foster explained that she’d had many interests in Lila, but her timid nature had turned away many adopters. She was starting to lose hope and thought that maybe Lila would be resigned to being a barn cat. Lila needed patience and understanding for her to come out of her shell. We thought that we could be that family for her because we had previously rescued two other pets and worked with them. We decided to take a chance and submit an application for her. When we rescued Lila we thought we were changing her life forever, but what we did not anticipate was how she would change ours. Shortly after adopting Lila we lost one of our dogs. He was our son’s ”best buddy,” and they did everything together. My son was heartbroken by the loss. Despite being timid and skittish, Lila took to our son right away. She sits with him and comforts him when he’s missing his “best buddy.” She greets him every morning, racing into his room to tell him hello. (She is part Siamese so she is a talker.) He’ll get down on all fours with her and they will head-butt one another. She comes running when he calls her. Her silly antics make my son laugh and bring us so much joy. She loves water, but what she really loves to do is splash her toys around in the water bowl and my son thinks it’s hilarious.
And he always has to tell Lila, who he calls his “sweet girl,” goodnight. The bond these two have formed has helped to ease the pain in his heart. God must have known how much we would need her and the blessings she would bring to our son and family. We’ve only had her a few short months, but we couldn’t imagine our family without her now. We look forward to watching her personality grow as she continues to gain confidence, but more importantly we look forward to watching her relationship with our son grow.
Cat Around Town is truly an amazing rescue group that deserves to be recognized for their excellence. We have adopted several pets over the years, and not one organization has cared about their animals like Cat Around Town. Cat Around Town is the first rescue group that has required a home visit, and actually conducted the home visit. They drove an hour to our home so that we could meet Lila. They do not want to just place their animals, but they want to find the right home/environment for each individual animal so that it won’t just live, but so that it will thrive. They continued to check in on us and Lila’s progress after her adoption. The love they have for their rescues shows through their actions, and we could not think of a more deserving organization.