A stray cat with no ears has been adopted after a shelter worker decided to crochet her a pair of purple ears!
A Wisconsin animal shelter employee has been marvelled for her crocheting skills as she has gone above and beyond in helping stray cat Lady find her forever home.
Last December, a stray cat named Lady in a Fur Coat was brought into the Dane County Human Society (DCHS) and she was suffering from a chronic ear infection and hematomas.
The veterinary team were left with no choice but to remove Lady’s ears as her condition was too severe to be remedied. Eventually, the team opted to remove the outer layers of her ears.
Although Lady made a full recovery from the surgery, the staff at the animal shelter became concerned that due to her new appearance, she could deter potential adopters.
This is when DCHS employee Ash Collins decided to step in and use her creative skills to help Lady find a loving home. Ash soon set to work on crocheting a purple pair of fuzzy ears.
Of course, it would be a little difficult to get Lady to cooperate in wearing them. But after a few head rubs and some yummy cat treats, Ash secured the adorable little bonnet on Lady’s head – and the results were insanely cute!
The animal shelter decided to share Lady’s new look on their Facebook page early last month, and it wasn’t long before Lady managed to charm heads.
The post, which was targeted to those in the Madison area, was a smashing success and within hours of being posted, Lady officially had a home to call her own.
*UPDATE FROM THE ADOPTION CENTER! Lady in a Fur Coat was just adopted!!*Meet Lady in a Fur Coat, or Lady for short!…
Ash told CNN: “Staff and volunteers at Dane County Humane Society consistently go above and beyond for the animals in our care.
“I was more than happy to use my crochet skills to help Lady stand out and get the second chance she deserved, and I’m so honoured to be a small part of her happy ending.”
According to those who work at the shelter, sweet little Lady was known for her time at the shelter for loving cuddles and affection.
To learn more about the animals or to donate to the Dane County Humane Society, check out their website here.
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