Lori Farris, a 50-year-old Florida teacher, saw a cat with Down’s Syndrome roaming around the neighborhood and saved it. She even spared the poor animal from euthanasia by providing her with a lifelong home. She had no idea, however, that this kitten would become a vital part of her life.
Farris was leaving work one day when she stumbled upon the cat, who appeared to be in bad shape. The kitten was filthy, flea-infested, and had a bloodied nose.
Lori recounted, “One day when I was leaving a student’s house, there was a little, filthy cat on the threshold, and she followed me to my car.” “I brought her home and washed her since she had fleas and a bleeding nose,” says the narrator.
Farris brought the kitten home to clean her up and gave her the name Willow. She took the kitten to the vet for a checkup a few days later. The kitten had fleas, as well as eye infections and intestinal parasites, according to the veterinarian.
Unfortunately, the physician stated that the kitten will most likely be put down at a shelter since it was not “beautiful.” Farris realized she couldn’t let this happen as an animal lover. As a result, she decided to take the kitten home with her and provide her with the best possible life.
“The poor animal had fleas, eye infections, and intestinal parasites, but the vet believed she was OK except for her face and lips, which she described as feline Down Syndrome. The doctor told me that because she wasn’t ‘beautiful,’ the shelter would almost certainly euthanize her, so I opted to keep her.”
It’s worth mentioning that cats cannot have Down’s Syndrome, and Willow the cat seemed to be in otherwise good condition, so the veterinarians assumed it was only a facial abnormality. Willow quickly settled into her new life with Farris, and thankfully, all of her problems faded away with time.
Willow is obviously gorgeous in her own way, and her family adores her despite the fact that she has a different face and mouth than a regular cat.
“I’m fine with people saying she’s odd-looking because she is,” Farris added, “but I don’t like it when they label her ugly, retarded, or filthy.” “People appreciate her because she is a symbol of love, generosity, and beauty, despite her unusual appearance. She’s a fantastic little cat in every aspect, and I’m grateful to have her in my life.”
Willow is now approximately two years old and is living a happy and healthy life with Farries and Ella the Boxer, her canine companion. She currently has a dedicated Instagram account with over 141,000 followers.
Willow demonstrates that animals are far more than their outward looks. If you like this tale, please tell your friends about it so they may enjoy it as well.