Nobody can say with certainty what Karma’s life was like before she was found as a stray last month.
She had obviously gone through more than any animal should have by the time she arrived to the Humane Society Silicon Valley in California.
“Karma arrived at the shelter with her ears and tail cut off,” Michelle Tennant Nicholson, spokesperson for the shelter, told The Dodo. “The wounds were mostly healed, but understandably, she was very frightened of almost everything, especially humans.”
The person responsible for those injuries is a mystery — but now Karma was safe, and soon everything began to change for her.
Karma was put with a foster family in order to help her deal with her tragic past and prepare her for a better future. There she discovered it was ok to re-establish confidence.
Her personality started to bloom with time and a lot of love and care, according to Nicholson. She rapidly shown a passion for toys, and her foster mother utilized play and toys to begin building a relationship with her.
Karma’s heart had begun to heal from the pain she had suffered — but making up for her physical wounds would take more than time and tender care.
So, her rescuers got creative.
“Our staff and volunteers fell in love with her — so much so, that one of our foster volunteers knitted Karma a hat with ears,” Nicholson said.
Karma had lost her natural ears due to maltreatment, but she now has gorgeous new ones because to love.
Though Karma’s tale doesn’t stop there, in a way, that made her feel more complete than ever.
The once-stray kitten quickly discovered what she most desperately needed: a family to call her own.
She was prepared to find her permanent home after a few weeks in foster care, according to Nicholson. “She found her new home in just one day after arriving on our adoption floor.”
Karma had been through a lot, but her new mother is confident in her perfection.