Fiji Isn’t Looking for a Fancy Resort—a Lifeboat Will Do

Published by Alisa Mullins.

Have you always dreamed of seeing Fiji?

Well, now’s your chance! No, we’re not talking about the vacation hotspot—we’re talking about this gorgeous kitty named Fiji, whose sunny disposition and exotic beauty are as refreshing as a tropical breeze.

Pretty black and white cat on a pink flowered blanket

Like her island nation namesake, tiny but mighty Fiji has seen her share of tough times. She was set adrift at a young age and forced to fend for herself in the North Carolina backcountry. Luckily, she happened upon some friendly natives who offered her food and shelter.

Fiji, a black and white cat rescued by PETA, eating from a bowl

But like an island cruise, her respite was all too brief. Her hosts were setting sail for another port, which meant Fiji would be a castaway once more.

Rescued cat Fiji stretching and yawning

They sent out an SOS to PETA, and we responded by throwing Fiji a lifeline and bringing her aboard the Sam Simon Center, PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

Rescued cat Fiji relaxing in front of window

Who needs paragliding and piña coladas when you can play with this adventurous feline?

Rescued black and white cat Fiji stretching and yawning

While Fiji has been enjoying the resort-like accommodations at the Sam Simon Center, what she really craves is a home port of her very own.

Fiji stretching in front of window

Are you looking for the purrfect first mate? Fiji doesn’t require a fantasy island—a love boat will suit her just fine. E-mail [email protected] to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind