Happy Ever After - Entering the New Chapter of Life Love Makes All The Difference

Entering the New Chapter of Life

Looking for a ‘forever home’ is hard. Adapting to the new home can be even harder, especially for Faith and Hope, two domestic cats. When Faith and Hope first arrived at the SPCA, they were so frightened that they hid in corners, trying to avoid contact with people. Fortunately, Amulet and Leo didn’t give up on these two little brothers. Although Faith and Hope didn’t greet them when they first met, they still decided to provide a warm and cozy home for the traumatised brothers. Immediately after seeing the cats, Amulet and Leo rushed out to buy necessary supplies, including a window net to create a safe environment for Faith and Hope. They worked on installing the window net until midnight that same day.

As they set foot in the new home, Hope was still uncertain about everything; people, objects, and the overall atmosphere made him uneasy. He hissed at Amulet and Leo continuously. However, after three months of love and care, Faith and Hope opened up and embraced this new chapter of their lives. Since then, both follow Amulet and Leo around no matter whether they are cooking, sleeping or (as many cat lovers reading this will empathise) going to the bathroom. They are mischievous little fellows, but never break anything; although cat food packaging can be at risk! Amulet says Faith is more active while Hope is a foodie – just look at his round tummy.

Thank you to Amulet and Leo who take care of them patiently, with an enormous amount of love. With the help of the SPCA team who shared tips and advice on cat care, Amulet and Leo were able to create the best environment for Faith and Hope. We know Faith and Hope will live happily ever after.

Love Makes All The Difference

Back in 2019, a heartbreaking animal cruelty case hit the headline when nearly 100 malnourished animals were discovered in Ta Kwu Ling at Stray Wonderland the animal shelter, along with 10 carcasses of dogs and cats. February the white cat was a fortunate survivor and is now leading a happy and healthy life with her "pawrents" – Carmen and Vincent.

When Carmen and Vincent first arrived at the adoption centre, there were many excited and energetic kittens that drew their attention – but they soon discovered a quiet, white kitten resting in her bed and looking rather indifferent to everything happening around her. The SPCA staff told them that the kitten had been both weak and aggressive when she was rescued. After receiving medical treatment and care by the SPCA team, she recovered and allowed people to pet her. It saddened Carmen and Vincent when they learned her story and they decided to give February a forever home.

February was, naturally, scared after arriving at her new home. She would spend most of the time under the sofa or the desk during the day. Carmen and Vincent would crawl under the desk or lie down next to her to talk and feed her on the floor. Initially, she was not responsive, even during play time. Whenever there were guests in the house, she would run and hide until the guests left. However, February has changed completely after a year of living in this loving home. She now loves to sit with Carmen and Vincent and demands petting. She has also fallen in love with cat toys and turned into a frisky cat instead of hiding in corners. She acts as the morning alarm call, meowing loudly every morning until she is fed. "Over the year, she has transformed from a shy princess into a gangster who would probably rob you for food," jokes Carmen.

Love makes all the difference, especially for traumatised animals. Without the love and care from Carmen and Vincent, February would not be able to live her new life as an affectionate (and chubby) cat.