Meet Kaya, a cute little cat who could warm the heart of the coldest person.
Kaya has a mushy, unhappy look due to a congenital facial deformity. And when Kaya’s distinctive face was captured on camera, Odelkis Barrera, the founder of the TO Rescue (The Ontario Rescue), realized she had to do something to aid the little kitty.
In July, a Good Samaritan found Kaya outside and called TO Rescue for assistance. The 4-week-old kitten was dehydrated, malnourished and covered in fleas and ticks.
Under the care of Barrera and Kaya’s foster parents, the scrawny little kitten quickly gained weight and her lovely personality started to shine through. “She is very talkative and spunky,” TO Rescue wrote on Facebook. “She’s incredibly smart and only wants to be around people and [be] held.”
The unusual kitten has through a lot in her little life, but it hasn’t prevented her from being incredibly loving and lively. She’s not just the sweetest cat ever; she’s also the cutest. Every everyone who encounters her falls in love with her, according to the rescue. She gets along well with the cats and dogs she fosters as well as her foster homes.
Barrera told The Dodo that she had a “beyond wonderful personality.” “All she wants is to be loved on and touched; all she wants is to be pampered. She can’t get enough, therefore she will pet herself against you if you don’t.
When Kaya isn’t cuddling with her foster parents, she’s playing with her all-time favorite toy, a cardboard box. Kaya spends a lot of time playing in her box, according to the rescue. She definitely keeps herself busy! She is such a sweet young lady.
At the age of five and a half months, Kaya’s main desire is to find a loving forever home. But as of the previous week, she had not had even one application for adoption.
Kaya just underwent surgery to improve her vision and ease some eye irritation. Despite having poor eyesight, she has learned to navigate the world with ease and can always tell when another dog, cat, or person is close and ready to play.
The rescue doesn’t understand why anyone would pass up the chance to add this sweet, special tabby to their family.
“We want a nice environment and a home that could dedicate the time to her that she needs,” Barrera said. “She would do well with other animals — she finds comfort looking around for other cats and dogs, and likes playing with them. And she needs someone who’s in it for the long haul.”