This is Pumpkin. She is absolutely, without a doubt, the most unbelievably sweet cat you will ever meet. And we think we know how she got that way.
She came to us when my best friend was working at an animal shelter as part of her veterinary school training. Pumpkin was brought it with two kittens, rescued from a cattery. She was being bred and the kittens sold to pet stores. The shelter wouldn’t keep a nursing mother and kittens, but my friend stepped in and took them home. She nursed the kittens and the mother. One kitten, unfortunately, did not make it. But one did. We decided to take the mother and my friend kept the son, Squeaker.
So Pumpkin lives her life in awe, grateful that she is no longer being force-bred and her kittens stolen for sale. She loves everyone she meets and even tries to go home with some. She is an ambassador for Tortie’s everywhere.