Lady with a Fur Coat was discovered as a stray in Madison, Wisconsin, in early December and was immediately sent to Dane County Humane Society. Everyone at the shelter could see she was in agony as soon as she came and began attempting to figure out how to treat her.
“Our doctors gave her a thorough assessment and concluded that she was suffering from recurrent ear infections and hematomas in both ears,” Dane County Humane Society donor relations specialist Ash Collins told The Dodo.
Because of the agony she was in, it was agreed that removing Lady’s ear flaps would be the best thing to do. She stayed at the veterinarian’s office as she recovered from her surgery, where she received constant care and affection. The adorable cat came out of her shell more and more each day as her discomfort subsided and she began to hear a bit better, and once she was back at the shelter, everyone there fell head over heals for the earless cat, too.
Collins said, “Lady is such a nice kitty.” “She enjoys cuddling and giving head bumps, and our staff and volunteers had a great time spending time with her as she recovered.”
Lady’s new shelter pals were concerned that her absence of ears might frighten away potential adopters once she had fully healed and was ready to find her forever family. Lady is still adorable even without her ears, of course, but when Collins pondered whether or not other people would notice, she had the cutest notion.
We were concerned that her adoption process might be delayed since she looked a little odd, so I decided to use my crochet abilities to make her stand out with a gorgeous purple ear bonnet,” Collins explained.
Collins delicately placed Lady’s new ears on her head and shot a few photographs, and the comments they received from the rest of the globe were perfectly wonderful.
“Our employees and volunteers thought she looked wonderful in her new ears, and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from our supporters as well,” Collins added. “Thanks to her image on Facebook with her crocheted ears, Lady was adopted the same day she was put available for adoption!”
Lady was so adorable in her images, both with and without her new ears, that someone immediately sought to adopt her, and she is now happily established into her new permanent home. She’s already doing so well, and everyone is overjoyed that the oddball cat has received her well-deserved happy ending.
“I was delighted to play a little role in Lady’s second opportunity,” Collins stated.