This amazing woman did something truly incredible.
Lori Farris, 50, saved a Down’s Syndrome cat she discovered wondering the street…
Lori who works as a special needs teacher, was leaving her work when she came across the scared cat. The little kitten followed her to her car and Lori couldn’t bare to leave her behind.
Lori took the fur baby home and named her Willow after the street she was found on.
“One day when I left a student’s house there was a tiny, dirty kitten on the doorstep and she followed me to my car”
“I took her home and cleaned her because she had fleas and a bloody nose.
“When I took it to my vet a few days later and learned that it was a five week old little girl.
“The poor thing had eye infections, fleas and intestinal parasites but the vet thought she seemed healthy other than her face and mouth – she said it was like feline Down Syndrome.
“The vet said that the shelter would surely euthanize her since she wasn’t ‘pretty’ so I decided to keep her.”
Willow lives with Lori at her home alongside Ella the Boxer and the pair get on so well.
“Ella and Willow got on from the day they met”
“When I first brought Willow to the house, Ella was so interested by her and eventually built up the courage to come see her.
“Willow gave her a bit of a swipe and a playful bite, and they have been inseparable ever since.
“They eat together, play together and even sleep together.”
Of course, Willow has captured the heart’s of everyone and has amassed 136,000 followers on her Instagram. WOW!!
“Willow loves wearing her different flower hats and her Instagram has had a great response”
“I think people like her because she’s a symbol of love, kindness and being beautiful even though looking different.
“I’m OK with people saying that she’s weird looking because she is but I don’t like when people call her ugly, retarded or gross.
“She’s a wonderful little cat in every way and I’m so glad she’s in my life.”