Sometimes a cat is just meant to be here. Tahlula (we call her Loola) had originally been trapped at a dilapidated trailer where cats were living in the walls and inbreeding. All the cats there were white and some had genetic issues like deafness. Other than being small for her age and having squinty eyes, Loola seemed to be OK. She was fixed, microchipped, and relocated to a new colony. Fast forward a year and who gets trapped again? Yup, Loola had turned up at a nearby apartment complex where someone was feeding her. They were concerned about her as she appeared to be blind. The original trapper asked if we could take her as he was always worried about her. We agreed and she became a Sanctuary resident. She will always be the size of a kitten and she doesn’t have any eyesight issues. However, she can’t hear as well as a normal cat. We approach her slowly and she’s learned to accept treats out of our hand, despite hissing at us the whole time! We know it’s simply a defensive warning and she really means no harm. She’s a beautiful girl and we’re happy she’s off the dangerous streets.

Talula has a sponsor!
I have been supporting blind cat rescues for a few years and happened upon BHCS by chance. I looked through the wonderful babies and absolutely fell in love with them, since I am a cat mama to a special needs girl myself, but Tahlula was the one who captured my heart the most. She is so gorgeous! I knew right then and there that I had to support her and the other babies at BHCS. Thank you SO MUCH for giving the babies a wonderful home!
--Liz Dickman Rutherford