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Shy and Afraid Rescue Cat Found Her Forever Humans and Learns How to Hug

Posted in Cat Stories - On: June 21, 2022 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: June 21, 2022  
Author:  Jan Travell

Symphony was rescued along with 46 other cats and kittens that were found abandoned in deplorable conditions.

Pasado’s Safe Haven got all the kitties to safety and reached out to local rescues centers for help.


Two year old Symphony and ten of her feline friends were taken in by Purrfect Pals.

This Siamese kitty was extremely shy and didn’t know how to accept love, but her rescuers were determined to bring her round.


They decided that the best course of action would be to put her in foster care in the hope this would help her socialize more easily.

So she spent time at an intense socialization program at the Monroe Reformatory and was looked after by an inmate that was specially trained in working with cats like Symphony.


It did wonders for her and after months of foster care Symphony was ready to be put up for adoption.

When she arrived at the adoption center she was welcomed by Lia and her husband Larry who were both volunteers there.


To everyone’s surprise, Symphony took to Larry immediately. The second she saw him, she wrapped her arms around him in a big hug.

Larry said: “She came with a hand-written letter from the prisoner who had helped socialize her, explaining how she needed to be loved and treated gently, and to be generous with toys and play with her. My heart broke and I knew we needed to bring her home.”


It looked as though Symphony had already chosen her human.

Once settled in to her for ever home she came out of her shell and even made friends with the other cats that lived there.

How lucky Symphony is now to be living in the world surrounded by love.


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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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