Meet Apollonia! In 2019 a local municipal shelter was called in for an emergency rescue, and asked our Rescue Team for support. Found in a hoarding situation, five frightened cats were brought to the safety and comfort of North Shore Animal League America. The only female of the group, Apollonia, was emaciated. At first we estimated that she was only a year old until we determined something else was at the root of her small stature: irritable bowel disease. She was actually closer to seven years old!
While working on a plan for her physical and social success, our team discovered many layers to Apollonia. Once safely away from other cats, the pigeon purrs and headbutts poured out of her, and we now realize how stressful life in a house with many cats was for her. Apollonia will never have to fight for resources again. With the help of her Sponsors, we can ensure her family the support they need so they can focus on spoiling her to make up for the hard life she left behind.