#ShelterSunday: Luck Can Change

Salem's story had a very unlucky beginning. It was the night of Friday the 13th, and the May weather was unseasonably cold and wet, even for rainy Seattle. A passerby walking through the city was surprised to notice a cardboard box placed on a set of train tracks, and went to investigate. When he opened the box, he discovered a black kitten staring up at him. She was cold and alone, and so tiny she could fit into the palm of your hand. This Good Samaritan carried the kitten home and took care of her for the rest of the night. In the morning, he brought her to Seattle Area Feline Rescue, our #MonthlyMojo shelter for June, for help.

The day Salem arrived at the rescue

In honor of her "unlucky" start to life, volunteers dubbed the kitten Salem. At the rescue, Salem got lots of snuggles, kibble, and toys. She seemed very relieved to be safe and warm! In foster care, Salem came out of her shell and became an outgoing, energetic kitty. Her foster mom called her a "fireball" who loved to run and play with the children in her home.

Last Friday, Salem found a family to call her own—they picked her out at the Adoption Center with lots of hugs and smiles.

Salem finds a family

Now Salem has two new kitty friends and a human brother to love her and play with her. In the end, it turns out that she was a lucky kitty after all!

The rescue staff sends a great big thank you to all the Good Samaritans out there who help animals like Salem and make it possible for their stories to have happy endings!