Featured Success Story: Helen
Helen was rescued from a terrible hoarding situation. The home was being foreclosed on and there were countless varieties of un-fixed animals living in filth. Due to severe eye infections that were left untreated for years, Helen was blind at the time of her rescue. A4A worked directly on the case and took in the eight most severe felines needing assistance. A4A then arranged for successful rescue and transport of every pet in the home- working together with other area no-kill rescue organizations. Helen had a long list of health issues upon her arrival- but received the very best in veterinary/medical care- and of course in love, attention and play time in her A4A volunteer foster home. Due to Helen's severe health issues, she became a life-long member of A4A. She loved to play with cat toys that made noise so that she could track them-- she was fast, playful and she loved everyone. She purred and sat on laps every chance she had. She found every spot of warm sunlight that flooded through the large windows in her A4A home- enjoying every moment of sunbathing possible. Helen lived a happy, healthy life for just over a year after her rescue. Sadly, she succumbed to her lingering health issues. She is greatly missed by everyone at A4A- and all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Helen showed us all that blindness does not equal saddness or limitations in anyway. She did not let her disability stop her- she enjoyed every moment of life- always happy, always welcoming, always purring.