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Happy Tail: An injured cat becomes a celebrity


We’re celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month by featuring happy tails we’ve received about cats. Here’s one about Genie, a little cat who was all alone on the streets.


She had an injured front leg and a cut on her side and
no one to tend to her. But then a bit of luck came her way. Beth, a
volunteer at Just Strays, a rescue group in Yonkers, NY, found
her wandering in an alley and took her in. The rescue tended to her
needs and posted her photo on Petfinder.

Patricia Pasquale of Eastchester, NY, spotted the cat online and
adopted her. “She is so sweet, gentle, energetic and playful, and she
has brightened every day since I brought her home,” Patricia says.

Not only is Genie all of the above, she’s also something of a
celebrity. Patricia entered her in a pet photo contest sponsored by a
local magazine. “She got a lot of votes,” her proud “mom” says, “and
was picked as one of the ten pets in the issue.” What’s more, “she’s the
only cat among a crowd of dogs.”

Now that’s something to meow about.

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