When A Foster Took In A Dying Cat, She Thought It’d Be For Hospice. But The Cat Proved Her Wrong

A cat named Raggedy Ann was 14 years old, but weighed the same as a four-month-old kitten. It’s a miracle that she even survived, but her resiliency and her will to live helped her pull through!

The poor cat weighed just 3 pounds and 15 ounces when she arrived at Saving One Life, a rescue group in Chandler, Arizona.

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

The cat was rescued by a local Humane Society from a really bad hoarding situation; she was living in a double-wide mobile home with 40 other cats and 2 dogs, all whom were clearly neglected.

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

They were afraid that little Ann wouldn’t make it, so they posted a photo of her, desperately trying to find a rescue to take her in. That’s when Saving One Life knew they had to help.

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Staff at Saving One Life worked round the clock to take care of Raggedy Ann. She ate kitten wet food mixed with warm water, so it’d be easy for her body to digest. Each day that passed, she’d gain more and more ounces.

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

She was extremely weak and could barely lift her head up due to muscle loss. They set up a warm, heated bed to make her feel more comfortable.

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

Saving Raggedy Ann- A Foster Story

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.