Sweet Black Kitten Curled Up On Her Rescuer's Shoulder After Being Found Alone On A Busy Road

by Stephanie

Black cats have it pretty tough when it comes to finding their forever homes. For some reason, many humans believe they are bad luck and will avoid them.

This sweet black kitten is no exception. She was spotted by a man on a busy road, just in the nick of time, when she ran under his car.

Afterward, the man posted about the little stray on a local Facebook group. That's when Holly Brookhouser stepped in.

Holly is well-known in Arkansas for her work in rescuing and fostering stray animals. On this particular day, it was the second anniversary for Holly's adopted son, Marcelo.

Holly took the tiny kitten to get all her vet work done and be prepped to find her forever family. The story only gets better from there.

"I saw the post about the kitten and knew it could end up in the wrong hands," Brookhouser said.

via: pawsofoz
via: pawsofoz
via: pawsofoz

"So, I decided to jump back into fostering, and on the day we were celebrating Marcelo's second year home with us, I thought, no better way to commemorate the day than to save the life of this kitten."

via: pawsofoz

"Marcelo was so happy to get to name the baby and thought real hard for a great name, and joyfully declared Appleseed!"

via: pawsofoz
via: pawsofoz

"He knows Appleseed is just a foster and that she will eventually need a good home. So in the meantime, he’s helping me acclimate her to home life filled with good food and lots of love."

via: pawsofoz

"Upon first seeing Appleseed, she appeared in good health. Once home, I realized she had several fleas, was dehydrated, and underweight. After getting nutrients and a flea bath she started to gain strength. Her quiet meow finally had some volume and her spunky personality appeared," Holly continued.

via: pawsofoz

"Originally she was quarantined, as all new fosters should be, but I hated that she was alone and secluded from us, so I set up a quarantine area in my dining room."

via: pawsofoz

"She loved sitting in the window seat and taking in all the action from the other animals. But now she feels fully confident and thinks she’s the boss of the house! She’s a sassy little thing! She loves attacking the dogs as they eat, playing with Marcelo, biting feet, and chasing toys."

via: pawsofoz

"Appleseed is highly adoptable and has lots of interest, including my sister. I do not intend to keep her. If I kept all my fosters I wouldn’t be able to save more. While she’s adorable, my job is to rescue, love, and let go."

Holly has been involved in animal rescue since 2010. She says she understands the importance of not becoming too attached to each animal.

"I'm a stay at home mom to a 15-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. We have three dogs, three cats, one rabbit, and one hedgehog - all rescued," she said.

"Over the last ten years, I've fostered well over 100 dogs, cats, and kittens. While I've had many fosters come through who I felt strongly attached to, I knew they had the ability to bond to an adopter."

"If I keep all the best and the cutest, I'd have no room to rescue more. Fostering and helping pets on their journey to forever love is far too important to me, so I love and let go so that I can continue saving more."

via: pawsofoz

"There will be, and are, more Appleseed's out there on the streets in desperate need of a caring hand. I wish I could save them all!"

via: pawsofoz
via: pawsofoz

Recommended