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No One Can Hold This Special Cat Back from Her Dreams

Pretzel the Adorable Cat
Pretzel the Adorable Cat. Image by kittenrescueLA via Instagram

Functional needs cats are really amazing little beings; they have big hearts and need love just like any other cat, but they may not always be the easiest cats to care for.

The one that makes me touched of these kitties is how cat is very courageous and always willing to enjoy life even when they have physical drawbacks.

Pretzel’s Journey Begins

Pretzel the Cat getting Loved
Pretzel the Cat getting Loved. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Allow us to introduce you to one such incredible feline: Pretzel, a young cat who is not only captured the hearts of everyone around her but also amazed them with her brave nature.

Pretzel Drinking Milk

Pretzel the Cat drinking milk
Pretzel the Cat drinking milk. Image by kittenrescueLA via Instagram

Oh yes, Laura Hawthorne is one peculiar woman; she dedicates her time volunteering with the Kitten Rescue in Los Angeles and thought that it was time to tell the world about Pretzel and inspire them.

Pretzel the Cat with Siblings

Pretzel the Cat with its 3 siblings
Pretzel the Cat with its 3 siblings. Image by kittenrescueLA via Instagram

With years of experience, Laura has found loving homes for over 275 cats and kittens. But no one have touched her heart as deeply as young Pretzel. This heartwarming journey began when three tiny white kittens were abandoned at a city shelter in Los Angeles when they were just hours old.

Pretzel ready to Pounce

Pretzel the Cat with a fluff toy in the background
Pretzel the Cat with a fluff toy in the background. Image by kittenrescueLA via Instagram

The rescue team acted swiftly to save these fragile lives. They named the kittens Pretzel, Curly Sue, and Oliver Twist, and together, they embarked on a challenging journey of survival.

Facing Adversity

Pretzel the Cat with its friend
Pretzel the Cat with its friend. Image by kittenrescueLA via Instagram

Upon closer examination, the rescuers received heartbreaking news, all three kittens had severe deformities, including many health issues. Given the shelter’s limited resources, they were advised to consider euthanasia as the only option.

Pretzel The Cat Wearing T-shirt

Pretzel the Cat  in Clothes
Pretzel the Cat. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

For Laura, though, euthanasia was never an option. She said, “I got them home, umbilical cords still attached, and started them on formula, fluids, and antibiotics.

Aftermath of Bath

Pretzel the cat after a bath
Pretzel the cat after a bath. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Regrettably, the kittens were extremely young and frail, particularly tiny Oliver, who didn’t make it. Losing Oliver was a devastating blow. Laura was determined to keep the other two kittens alive.

Pretzels Double-coloured Eyes

Blue and Yellow Eyed Cat.
Blue and Yellow Eyed Cat. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Further examinations showed that both Pretzel and Curly Sue had skeletal deformities and even missing bones in their legs and knees. Sadly, the vets also discovered a heart defect in Curly Sue.

Pretzel with Wheelchair

Pretzel the Cat with Wheelchair
Pretzel the Cat with Wheelchair. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

That was already a bad sign, and soon after their discovery, the worst happened – Curly Sue passed away from a massive heart attack. Laura said, “She took a piece of my heart with her.”

Pretzel’s Bravery Shines

Pretzel the Cat watching towards Camera
Pretzel the Cat watching towards Camera. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Realizing what had happened, Laura worried about Pretzel, but she turned out to be the most courageous of all the Three Meowsketeers. She became bigger and strong with an astonishing look, turning into a beautiful feline.

Cat Sleeping with Owner

Pretzel the Cat Sleeping with it's adopted mom
Pretzel the Cat Sleeping with it’s adopted mom. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Many of the time, her attitude of perseverance impressed everyone. Even though she has some problems with her mobility and like any other cat, she pounces on anything.

Ready to visit Vet

Pretzel the Cat ready to go to Vet
Pretzel the Cat ready to go to Vet. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

Finding Forever Love

Pretzel the Cat Looking at The Camera
Pretzel the Cat Looking at The Camera. Image by pretzeltwistykitty via Instagram

After burning her energy after hours of playing and wrestling with her furry friends, she would transform into a loving cuddler. Pretzel is a cat who refuses to let anything stand in her way of living life to the fullest. Laura said, “Pretzel proves that you don’t have to be ‘perfect’ to live a PURRFECTLY happy life.”

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