Happy Tail: Loki

Anyone who has fostered a pet before knows about the possibility of a foster fail: you take in a stray kitty assuming you’re going to help it find its forever home, but then fall completely in love and decide this cat isn’t going anywhere. That’s what happened when Vivian found Loki.

“I personally rescued Loki from my backyard patio,” Vivian said. “He used to come every day and sat by my patio rails watching my other cats bask in the sun.”

Happy Tail: Loki

While Loki was a frequent visitor, Vivian didn’t assume he was a stray in need of rescuing. He looked clean and healthy, so she assumed he had a family he was going home to each night. Over time, however, she noticed his appearance was starting to deteriorate.

“He was getting skinnier. Dirty, unhealthy, and had bites and scratches on his ears and face, so I decided to rescue him.” Vivian worked with the Annex Cat Rescue to get Loki to the vet, where he was neutered and checked for medical issues. Loki had dental issues and intestinal parasites from his time outside and needed to recover in foster care.

Happy Tail: Loki

It was hard for Loki to adjust at first. “He was very scared of me and my other cats,” Vivian says. Loki would hiss and growl and had to be separated from the other cats, especially while healing from his parasites. “Over time, he become more relaxed with the other cats. He warmed up to the cats faster than with me!”

Happy Tail: Loki

After Loki began bonding with Vivian’s cats, she knew he had to stay for good. He slowly began to open up to Vivian too, lying beside her in bed and purring up a storm when she petted him.

“Loki is literally an angel in disguise. He’s very mellow, just wants to be friends with all the cats, never fights and has been quite playful if he thinks no one is watching!” When Vivian tries to document Loki’s playful personality, he freezes — “He’s camera shy I guess!”

Happy Tail: Loki

Loki has become the perfect addition to Vivian’s home. “All I can say is that Loki is truly a blessing in my life! Thank you ACR for helping me with his rescue. You guys are truly a blessing to the stray cats and feral cats.”

-Jenn Reid

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