A cat appeared on a porch and tried to make his way in. It turned out to be the best choice ever.
An orange and white cat showed up in Clare’s backyard last year, scrounging around for food. Perhaps, word had gone out among the neighborhood cats that there was a kind person who would help them.
Clare who fosters for Saving Stevie (a cat rescue in Nashville, TN), has been assisting community cats, getting them spayed and neutered, and helping get the friendly kitties into good homes.
When the new guy appeared on her porch, he was hungry and eager for attention. “(He) immediately tried to make his way in,” Saving Stevie shared.
“He has always been so friendly, and we thought he must be someone’s pet. We did all the found pet things, and after no one came forward, his foster welcomed him with open arms.”
With the support of Saving Stevie, when the cat returned to the porch, Clare had a room and supplies ready to get him settled. “I was able to pick him up and take him inside,” Clare shared with us.
“I think he knew he was safe with me very quickly. Maybe, he just knew where to come for safety.”
Clare noticed the fresh scratches on his nose. The outdoor life had been tough for the cat. Now that he was inside, he would never have to fend for himself or fight over food.
The cat was lovingly named Leonard. He was so pleased with his new space and all the amenities. He spent much of that day hanging out with Clare.