A hungry, dirty kitten dumped in a Salvation Army drop box in Fresno, California was rescued by the cat lovers at Cat House on the Kings, where the black-and-white kitten was instantly appreciated for her amazing mustache and friendly disposition.
“We think she has movie star potential with that look, or at least the next Internet super sensation,” Tammy Barker, assistant shelter director told ABC News.
Sally Ann was likely left in the drop box at night when no one was around, Barker said. She was found by an alert Salvation Army worker who heard the kitten crying and called Cat House on the Kings. “They said she was really friendly and that every time someone walked into the door she was starving so she would run up to everyone.”
The kitten escaped injury, but would have died if she had not been found quickly, said Barker. No one saw the kitten being dumped, so whoever threw her in the bin cannot not be held accountable.
Barker told ABC News that the shelter is being overrun with kittens being born to street cats. Sally Ann was scheduled to be spayed the very next day. After she recovers and is vaccinated, she will be eligible for adoption and should have no trouble finding a permanent home. “That face is remarkable,” said Barker. “It’s unforgettable.” Cat House on the Kings has 700 cats in its shelter that cost $1 a day to feed and is struggling to pay the bills. If you want to donate, it easy if you go to this Cat House Website.
“Fresno has one of the highest kill rates in the whole United States for cats, so she could have very easily been euthanized [if Cat House on the Kings had not intervened],” Barker said.