Cinderella’s name itself tells you she was destined for a happily-ever-after. In January 2016, however, that outcome seemed far from certain.
Cinderella is a beautiful cat with long gray and white fur. But, like any good fairy tale heroine, Cinderella had her troubles. A senior at 10 years old, Cinderella had painful bladder stones, and needed dental care. Her owner moved into a nursing home, and was no longer able to care for her. A family member surrendered Cinderella to the Cleveland APL
Enter the fairy god-parents. The APL
veterinary staff provided her with much-needed medical care. That care took several months, most of which she spent in the home of an APL
foster parent, Jodi, who gave this gorgeous girl much-needed time and attention. Then, it was time for Cinderella to find her new home.
Fortunately for Cinderella, her timing was perfect. Jennifer wanted a furry roommate to keep her company; friends suggested she look at the Cleveland APL
. Jennifer was looking specifically for an older cat, because they don’t get adopted as easily. And since Jennifer is a quiet person, she was hoping to find a cat that would be a low-key, cuddly companion.
Jennifer browsed the APL
website the night before her visit. She saw Cinderella and “instantly fell in love with her.” Jennifer noted that the website said she was in foster care, so she wasn't sure if Cinderella, with her striking markings and big green eyes, would even be at the APL
the next day. But there she was, right in the front of the Cat Adoption room, waiting. Jennifer tried to keep an open mind and consider other cats, but Cinderella already had stolen her heart. She adopted Cinderella, and took her home that day.
Cinderella has embraced her new life eagerly. She eats special cat food for her kidney issues, but has been healthy and happy.
And Jennifer’s quest for a roommate? Well, as Jennifer explains laughingly, it’s now Cinderella’s apartment, not hers. Cinderella “lives a nice, retired, quiet life,” napping during the day. Then, when Jennifer comes home, Cinderella is anxious for a cuddle. “It does not take much to get her purring,” Jennifer notes. With wet food, dry food, and her favorite cranberry cat treats, Cinderella is treated like royalty. She sleeps through the night, often on her own blanket on her chair in Jennifer’s room. Then it’s up in the morning for another day in charge of her “kingdom.” Life for this kitty is so good that, like any good fairy tale princess, Jennifer reports, sometimes Cinderella actually begins to “sing!”
“I am so happy to have her in my life!” Jennifer exclaims. Thank you, Jennifer. We’re so glad that you and Cinderella are living happily forever after!
Information about the Cleveland APL
To meet the adoptable animals at the Cleveland APL
, visit our adoption center in Tremont at 1729 Willey Avenue in Cleveland or our PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center in the Parma PetSmart® store at 6870 Ridge Road. To view all of the animals who are waiting for loving homes online or on your mobile device, visit www.ClevelandAPL.org
or download our free adoptions app on your iOS or Android device.
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Cleveland Animal Protective League