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This Kitty Was Beaten and Disfigured But One Person Crossed the Road to Help

Posted in Cat Stories - On: April 24, 2024 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: April 24, 2024  
Author:  Jan Travell

Meet Raven, she's a courageous kitty who has gracefully navigated life's challenges to lead a contented existence despite her physical hardships.

In her early days, Raven was a beloved figure in her neighborhood. Although she was a stray, Raven was a very friendly kitty and the locals gave her loads of affection and food.

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 However, a single act of cruelty dramatically altered her life and her perception of humans.

She was severely injured, kicked in the face by someone she may have once considered safe.

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Following this incident, Raven's interactions with people changed profoundly.

Neighbors, once her familiar friends, became distant, unsure how to approach her or aid her without causing further distress.

The neighborhood she knew as home felt dangerous now, her human friends replaced by a cautious distance.

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But just as the world seemed darkest, a new chapter began for Raven, thanks to Shelly - a woman whose heart was as big as the challenges Raven faced.

Shelly first noticed Raven hiding in an alley, her injuries evident and her spirit broken. Moved by the sight, Shelly knew she had to help. 

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She started by leaving food for Raven, taking care not to frighten her, patiently waiting for Raven to come closer day by day.

Over time, Raven started to open up to the possibility of human kindness once again, albeit cautiously.

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Shelly's commitment to Raven was unwavering. Recognizing the need for patience, she provided Raven with a safe space, a separate room where she could heal at her own pace, away from any pressures.

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She did not rush the process of introducing Raven to other cats, understanding that trust had to be earned gradually.

Through consistent and gentle care, including plenty of treats and playtime, Shelly slowly helped Raven rediscover her playful spirit and interest in the companionship of other cats.

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As Raven began to engage more with her surroundings and the feline friends being introduced to her, she blossomed into a more confident and happy cat.

Shelly's efforts were rewarded with visible signs of happiness in Raven, from her playful antics to her willingness to share spaces with other cats.

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The bond they formed was profound, making the eventual decision to find Raven a permanent home a difficult but necessary step for Shelly.

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The transition to a new home was made with Raven's best interests at heart.

There, she was able to settle into a peaceful lifestyle, fully embraced and unconditionally loved by her new family.

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Raven's journey from a wounded stray to a beloved pet is not just a testament to her resilience but also highlights the transformative power of compassion and persistent kindness.

Check out Raven in the video below:

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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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