A little black cat named Pepper arrived at a municipal shelter in Utah with a collapsed lung, broken ribs, and a cataract in her eye. The puss also had a short tail and short front leg, missing a portion of her paw.
This resilient cat had endured a traumatic past. After enduring so much, Pepper transferred to a Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where doctors could develop a plan to help Pepper recover.
Veterinarians removed the eye with the cataract and provided an inhaler for the cat as she developed asthma from her injuries. Afterward, she moved to foster care.
In a post on Facebook, fosterer and future adopter Emily Capito shared her memories of when she met Pepper at Best Friends Animal Society. Capito fell in love with Pepper from day one and fostered the cat.
She witnessed Pepper’s journey from injury to finding healing. Of all the cats at Best Friends Animal Society, Pepper’s story and resilience resonated with her the most.
It’s no coincidence that Capito also worked as a resilience therapist. Humans choose pets; however, it is often said that pets choose their humans too.
Pepper finds a home.
Eventually, Capito and her family adopted Pepper. This puss was the perfect match for this family from the start.
The family developed a routine to keep Pepper on track by giving her an inhaler and steroid medication for feline asthma. The family has done their best to treat Pepper like a normal cat.
The sweet black cat got along well with her children and showed them what it meant to face adversity and keep moving forward with strength and courage.
A little courageous cat’s arrival changed one family’s lives forever. Pepper, the one-eyed cat, has a unique backstory and is very resilient.
This sweet puss with a lovable personality is relatable on many different levels. Pepper’s perseverance through adversity has shown her humans how to live life and thrive despite life’s challenges.
Despite the obstacles, this special cat has a lot of heart and continues to find a way to keep on purring along.
What did you think of this remarkable adoption story? Can you relate to this cat’s challenges and facing adversity?
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