by Alexa L.
someone once assumed her to be feral with a future as a 'wild kitty'!
[ed. note: ear tipping, or removing the very tip of the left ear, is the universal symbol for a feral neutered cat. It is done by the groups who care for feral cat colonies so that ferals can be quickly recognized and so it is known which animals are already neutered.]
Aggie had been with us for about 8 months and developed into such an outgoing, friendly kitty! I couldn't believe how sweet she was when we had friends over, she is a wonderful 'car-rider' and did great when we took her on trips to visit my mom and grandmother in New Bern. She absolutely loves her harness, because it means she can go outside and stands still, sometimes helping me lift 'arms' and 'legs' to get it on!
In August 2012 I began the process of registering her as a therapy animal (not to be confused with service animals). During our final evaluation at a local nursing home, I was nervous and made a few mistakes, but she passed with flying colors! Although we have not yet set up a real schedule with a facility here, Aggie made the Daily Reflector back in December!
She has been a true joy to us, always excited to see people and be the center of attention. She loves sleeping on my pillow at night, sits as close to people as she can during the day and purrs as soon as we approach. She is a wonderful example of an unwanted black cat, expected to stay feral and outdoors turned into a true family member and volunteer in our community!!
Thank you for saving her!
HSEC responds: "No, thank you, Alexa! It's amazing that a cat once thought to be feral could today be working as a therapy cat!"