Nala the cat smiles to everyone she meets at the shelter hoping someone notices it.
A good Samaritan from the Netherlands found the cat Nala while she was pregnant. The friendly roaming friend was giving birth but had trouble putting her kittens into the world.
She was then taken to a veterinary hospital where she had an emergency caesarean section. One of his two kittens survived. ‘Dierenbescherming, an animal protection group’ in the Netherlands, welcomed them so that they could have a chance to lead a better life.
In the following weeks, her kitten became a healthy and independent young cat and has since found a home forever.
Nala has also blossomed, surrounding people in a safe environment.
She loves all the people she meets at the shelter and comes running when someone approaches.
Nala has a permanent smile on her face because of a cleft lip. She also has a skin condition that requires a special diet. “She eats hypoallergenic food and is much better.
If she spots a visitor, she gets angry and begins to meow for immediate attention. Thanks to her endearing personality, she makes sure that you notice her by standing up against the window, looking straight into your eyes with a big smile.
If you sit with her, she rubs herself against you and welcomes you as a friend to her.
Nala is the happiest girl when she is with a human friend. Whenever Ineke Kamps, a volunteer goes to the shelter, she is greeted by the little animal lover who is eager to be cuddled.
“The ideal home for her would be a house with a (fenced) garden, with humans who are often at home and who have no problem with her special diet,” said Ineke. “She is well placed with other cats, but she will need an individual diet.”
Nala’s love makes no distinction – she is friendly to humans and furry animals. At about two years old, she is still a kitten, playful and exuberant.
When she needs a nap, she prefers to lie on her lap and cuddle with a friend.
For now, she continues to make everyone who comes to visit smile, spreading joy around her.