Blind kitten who was abandoned in a pile of trash, finds her fur-ever home with a family of adopted kids
A family of adopted children just did something beautiful – they shared their love with another life – an act that someone one did for them not long ago, and they just had to pay it forward.
An abandoned kitten, who’s completely blind, found her fur-ever home with a family of adopted children.
On Dec. 14, Alanna Lundin and her kids — Cassandra, 18, Elijah, 14, and Samantha, 13 — took in Ilene the kitten.
The kitten was found in a pile of trash in California and brought to the Oregon Humane Society by a Good Samaritan.
All this tiny fur ball needed was a good home with lots of love.
“My youngest felt it was similar to her situation,” Lundin, of Beaverton, Oregon, told Good Morning America.
“She said, ‘I want to give Ilene a loving family that could take care of her’ since she received the same thing, essentially.”
The single mother had fostered these children for 1,183 days before officially adopting the trio on November 1st.
“They had never been to school before, they came to me and didn’t know how read,” Lundin said, confirming the kids were a product of neglect. “They never cleaned before … never been to the doctor. I think it just tugged at my heart.”
She added, “We feel safe now that we’re together for real.”
Lundin and the kids have great passion for taking care of each other and others in need of love – as a family they’ve enjoyed fostering shelter animals through the Oregon Humane Society – they’ve even adopted three cats from the organization.
“We’ve taken care of bottle babies, puppies recovering from surgery, and animals that are too young to be at the shelter,” says Alanna.
So when Lundin saw Ilene’s story on the local news, she just knew the passion her kids would feel when presented with the opportunity – and she was right!
“When we saw her story on the news, it broke our hearts,” said Alanna. “The kids were the ones who decided that we needed to adopt her. They wanted to shower her with love and give her a family,” she added.
“I sent them a text and I said, ‘Hey look at this poor baby what do you think?'” she recalled. “All of them said, ‘Can we have her? Can we help her?'”
Ilene came to the shelter with an eye condition called microphthalmia, which could be caused by trauma or infection, Laura Klink, public information manager at OHS, said.
Ilene is completely blind and uses her other senses to climb on things and find her litter box.
Klink said Lundin and her son waited all night outside OHS to ensure they’d be the first to apply for Ilene’s adoption.
“We wanted to make sure Ilene went to a home that was well-versed in her needs and these guys are doing great,” Klink told GMA of Lundin and the kids.
“She charmed all of us since the minute she got here,” she added of the kitten.
Lundin said Ilene is doing well and loves to cuddle with the family.
This just goes to show you how powerful paying it forward can be. If each of us paid something forward today, even the littlest acts could turn into global change – and that, is Majic!