Woman Drove For Days Pining For Rescue Kitten She Can’t Forget

Written by: Julie Hunt
| Published on February 21, 2024

In a heartwarming tale of rescue and reunion, a little kitten named Candy Corn and her littermates were saved and temporarily housed in a shelter in Pensacola, Florida. There, they received the necessary care before being transferred to the Animal Center in Pennsylvania in hopes of finding them a brighter future. Amy, a dedicated volunteer from the Escambia shelter, took on the responsibility of fostering the kittens as they awaited their relocation. Among the litter, Candy Corn quickly stood out as exceptionally affectionate, eagerly climbing onto Amy’s shoulders and following her around. Amy found a special connection with Candy Corn, expressing how perfectly they complemented each other’s desire for closeness and affection.

However, when it was time for Candy Corn and her siblings to move to the Providence Animal Center for adoption, Amy felt a profound sense of loss, as if a part of her was being taken away. In their new environment, under the care of volunteer Linny Hermanson, Candy Corn’s personality shone through. Despite being the smallest of her litter, she showed a remarkable preference for human interaction over food, often waiting by the door for Linny’s return, seeking attention over eating.

Amy’s attachment to Candy Corn was so strong that, driven by her longing, she made arrangements to reunite with the kitten. Once Candy Corn was of age for her spaying surgery and ready for a permanent home, Amy embarked on a journey from Florida to Pennsylvania. But would the kitten remember Amy? You bet she did! The reunion was filled with purrs and affection as Candy Corn clung to Amy, reassuring her of their unbreakable bond.

Back in her original home, Candy Corn quickly reacquainted herself with her surroundings, her mother’s room, and her toys, constantly purring and displaying her happiness to be back with Amy, who had missed her dearly. This story beautifully illustrates the deep bonds that can form between humans and their feline friends and the lengths to which people will go to ensure those bonds remain intact.

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