We'd like for you to meet just such a girl. She's waiting at Great Plains SPCA's Merriam Campus:
"My name is Mindy, and I am looking for just the right person or people to make me a member of their family.
When I first came here, I had a really tough time. I had been abandoned by my former guardians who left me in a parking lot. Whatever my life was before had left me wary of new humans. I was so scared. I've been working very, very hard since I came here though. At first, all I would do was hide in the back of my kennel. I really liked it when people came to talk to me softly and pet me gently, but I always stayed hidden.
Then one day my friend Kathryn noticed that I was coming to the front of the kennel to watch the other kitties play when I thought no one was looking. That gave everyone a great idea. They let me move into a playroom to live with other kitties. Being with the other kitties all the time helped me relax. They showed me just how nice the humans here are. And they showed me how to trust again.
Now, I'm doing so much better. I don't hide any more like I used to. I do still get scared when a stranger comes in. I think I will always be wary of new humans no matter what. But if the human is gentle and loving with me, I always come to trust them in the end. I love to be petted! And even though I'm not quite brave enough (yet) to ask for attention, I sure will thank you for it with a soft, steady purr.
Kathryn says someone will be coming soon to take me to my forever home. Hopefully it will be a quiet one without too much commotion that might scare me. And hopefully there will be someone there with love and patience in their heart for a girl who just needs a chance. And maybe there will even be another kitty there--I do like to be with other kitties.
Kathryn helped me make a video for you to see. I'm a little bit more shy than normal in it--that camera thingy of Kathryn's had me a little spooked. But I hope you can see just how big my heart is and how much I want to love and be loved. After everything that's happened to me, that has never, ever changed. So, if you have a place for me in your home and your heart, I hope you'll come to visit me soon.
I've been waiting so long and working so hard to find my way home. I know that once my very own humans take me home, my true, loving nature will shine through, and the future will be nothing but bright.
Waiting and hoping,
Are you the person for Mindy? She sure hopes so:
She's waiting for you at Great Plains.