After being found abandoned and alone, the kitten Betty was transported to the Jelly’s Place animal sanctuary in San Pablo, California. Betty was apparently a member of a wild colony, and when a member of the community discovered her homeless, they chose to take her to the shelter.
A shelter volunteer, Kendal Benken, said the kitty was enraged, terrified, and wouldn’t allow anybody approach her.
Kendal explained to Bored Panda:
‘We couldn’t tell if it was a man or a woman.’ He was just 5 weeks old at the time and had probably never met a person.
The kitten would retreat her entire body and make herself into a corner if people went by or approached her cage. The kitty didn’t stand a hope of finding a home with such attitude, so she needed to be properly taught.
Kendal decided to handle the problem himself and wanted to take the cat home, where he had the necessary equipment to assist her.
The woman is an expert at taming wild creatures, and she and her crew, which includes a few of rescued cats and dogs, treat every animal as if it were their own.
When the woman approached the cat, she realized it was not frightening, but rather terrified. Her attitude, on the other hand, was so hostile that she had to throw a towel over the cat’s head in order to carry her home.
Betty was still in a terrible attitude when she initially arrived to Kendal’s place, but she knew it would only be a matter of time until she earned his confidence.
“She was dissatisfied. But, to be honest, I was terrified. When it comes to wild kittens, the greatest thing you can do for them is to keep them in the spotlight and not let them hide.”
So Kendal decided to confine her to a huge dog cage in the house’s kitchen, where he could provide her with the required attention and care. The rescued dogs from Kendal came up to visit the new foster family member in no time and were enthralled.
Betty’s odd behavior seemed to make the dogs adore her even more, particularly Truvy, a Labrador retriever. Betty’s dogs crowded around her cage, trying to make her feel at ease in the hopes of becoming friends.
Betty began to emerge from her shell gradually, and after several days of work, she eventually welcomed Truvy as a friend.
Kendal had this to say:
Truvy is a big fan of kittens. In a past life, she must have been a mother cat. When he held her, he always licked her head.
Betty then realized that the Benken family wasn’t that awful after all, and she began to reveal her genuine, loving side. Betty came over to her new companion and perched on top in a touching moment.
Betty had a unique relationship with Truvy, and whenever she got the opportunity, she would sleep close to her.
Betty was eventually converted into a lovely and loving cat, ready for a permanent home, thanks to Kendal and Truvy’s aid. This was a bittersweet moment, as Kendal was head over heels in love with Betty, but she also knew her time as a foster mother was up.
All she wanted to do was make sure Betty found the proper place to live, and when she met Roz Westil, she knew she’d found it. Kendal emailed Roz a photo of Betty sitting on top of Truvy, and he agreed that she was the perfect kitty.
Betty needed a few days to acclimate to her new life and grow closer to Roz, but she eventually gained trust in her new family.
Betty has since matured into a sociable, confident, and curious cat who delights her foster mother with her antics. Although it was not love at first sight, Roz chose to adopt another rescued cat called Amber; the two kittens established an endearing bond.
They’ve become inseparable, and Roz’s home is filled with joy as a result of her new pets, particularly Betty’s devotion.