"Sometimes, a real ANGEL walks through this door. They will specifically ask for 'one in need.' Recently, a dear with a heart-murmur was taken. We have several that are either older or that can't get along with others, but when I think of who is the neediest, I'd have to say 'MARTINA'
She speaks to these felines in a soft sing-song voice as she slowly, calmly approaches each for a nightly cuddle. "I really don't want you to talk about me," she stated. "Please let that angel know that there is a special girl who is waiting for a home."
Martina is lovely. A black coat is accented with four white paws, white whiskers and a white bib. She has been sheltered for many years as she just doesn't care for other cats. Aloof in this environment, Martina did show her true colors while undergoing a medical procedure that allowed her the chance to live in a foster home.
Friendly and loving by nature, Martina adjusted to this temporary home placement rather quickly. Once well, however, it was back to the shelter again. "She is truly a different cat when in a home with adults that include her. One doesn't see this when people are visiting the shelter to adopt. Of course, many people want a kitten which does exclude ladies like Martina," Vicki explained. "Remember though, kittens do grow up." Martina, like many of the animals who are waiting for a 'Forever Home,' was most likely brought to the shelter when an owner could no longer provide for her. The cages are all full and a cat like this special one can be overlooked. Ms. Flint concluded, "I will cry when she leaves. Not because I will miss her so, but for the heart-felt joy I will feel knowing she is finally at home." 'Calling all Angels.'