The Mom of Celeb Kitty Nala Encourages Everyone to Adopt
Entertainment Most pets don’t have a million plus followers on Instagram, but they all have the power to bring endless joy to our lives. Here’s why you should consider adoption.
It has been seven years that I’ve had Nala in my life. In November 2010, I came across her at the Los Angeles County Animal Care in Castaic, California. At the time, she was only 5 months old. She wasn't the chubby, short-legged, diva cat she is now.
Last of the litter
“Adopting Nala has brought so much love and happiness into to my life.”
When I adopted Nala, she was a tiny, lonely kitten in a big cage all by herself. The shelter said her previous owner surrendered her because they had too many cats in their home and couldn’t take care of them all. I wasn’t planning on adopting an animal that day, but then I saw Nala. She was the last one of her siblings, and I knew I couldn’t just leave her there. When I picked Nala up for the first time, she licked my face, and I knew she was the one. I adopted her on the spot and took her home.
A happier life
Adopting Nala has brought so much love and happiness into to my life. Nala taught me how to love unconditionally. I honor and cherish every single day that we share together — we’re best buddies. I really can't express how rewarding adopting a pet can be. The reason I believe adoption and rescue is important is because it not only saves pets from being euthanized in overcrowded shelters, it also gives animals a second chance to live in a happy home where they can thrive and live out their happiest days. Adopting an animal also opens a room at the shelter for another animal with nowhere else to go.
I encourage everyone to go to shelters and help the homeless animals — you might just find the love of your life.