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Rescued Cat Needs a Home

Written by Alisa Mullins | March 28, 2013

Poor little Olivia was a 5-pound skeleton with fur when a man found her wandering outside the warehouse where he works, just a few miles from PETA’s headquarters at the Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Virginia. She was suffering from an apparent sinus infection, which had caused her cheeks to balloon to the point that her eyes were just slits and she could barely see. On top of that, she was so weakened and anemic from prolonged, severe malnutrition that she was only a day or two away from needing a blood transfusion.


PETA rushed her to a veterinarian, and with round-the-clock care, she beat the odds and pulled through. She’s now recuperating at PETA’s Sam Simon Center, where she is already feeling well enough to display a natural aptitude for the Cat Charmer.

If you are interested in opening your home to a feline companion, Olivia comes highly recommended: PETA staffers bill her as a 3- to 4-year-old sweetie pie who gets along well with other friendly cats. No one claimed Olivia through the lost-and-found report that we filed, even though she obviously once had a home (she has been spayed and declawed), and she will be vaccinated and microchipped before she is adopted out.

Does Olivia sound like she could be your new best friend? Send an e-mail to [email protected] to find out more or to fill out an adoption application.

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  • Laura Ricci says:

    residents in my opinion in that State would serve her better to keep her there, good for the UK for calling in.

  • Tabby says:

    I hope that she makes it to her 20’s… I teared up reading her story..

  • Marina says:

    Proverbs 12:10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. Job 12:7-10 “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

  • Nadia says:

    Why are you talking about the US? She is Virginia. I wish I could adopt her.

  • Andrya Humphrey says:

    I would love to save that poor kitty. But I have already saved 3 cats from being sent to the pound and so has my boyfriend. 7 would be a lucky number but in our case that is way too much. I hope someone adopts her soon.

  • Katala says:

    Poor baby! I wish I could adopt her but I’m 13, already have 4 cats and a rabbit (don’t worry, she loves it! She thinks she is a cat, they all get on well) and I’m saving up as much as I can for a rescue horse. If I could, I would…

  • janbow says:

    Cannot believe this poor little mite has been de-clawed, and in the UK, which is not very usual here… Has she been given a home yet?

  • Farrah says:

    I would like to know where the page is of all of the homeless animals your organization takes in that needs loving homes. I’m sure they must be plenty of animals that needs homes. Where is the page I can find all of the precious faces that need us?

  • Christie says:

    Thank you so much to the man who found Olivia and brought to PETA! And thank you so much to PETA for helping Olivia. I wish I could adopt her, but was recently laid off and already have 2 cats. My cats are the loves of my life. I don’t understand how cruel someone has to be to adopt a cat and have her declawed, then leave her out to fend for herself. But it happens! I agree, declawing should be illegal (I live in the US). Thanks again to PETA for helping her recover and find a good home!!

  • David says:

    Dangit i wish i could go to the UK my cat sunshine is friendly but i dont have the money for a ticket 🙁

  • Hannah says:

    wow, Little sweetie… I wish I was In the UK.

  • Cyndi Smith says:

    Knowing PETA the way I do she will have the best most loving caring home ever! Thanks PETA!

  • lisa says:

    Poor little girl shes been through some rough times bless her hope she finds a loving home she’d get on well with my rescued cats but dont live in the US, i am shocked however to read she has been declawed, this is illegal in the UK, what you declaw cats?? if you dont want your furniture clawed dont have animals.