Nala the cat smiles at everyone she comes across at the shelter, hoping someone notices her.
A Good Samaritan from the Netherlands found Nala the cat when she was very pregnant. The friendly stray was in labor but had trouble delivering her kittens.
She was then rushed to a veterinary hospital where she had an emergency c-section — one of her two kittens survived. Dierenbescherming, an animal protection group in the Netherlands, took them in so they could get a chance at a better life.
Over the next few weeks, her kitten grew to be a healthy, independent young cat, and has since found a forever home.
Nala has also blossomed, being around people in a safe environment.
She adores everyone she meets at the shelter, and comes running when someone walks by her condo.
Nala wears a permanent smile on her face due to a cleft lip. She also has a skin condition that requires a special diet. “She gets hypo-allergenic food and is doing much better. She might always need this special food,” Ineke Kamps, a volunteer of the shelter, told Love Meow.
If she spots a visitor, she gets excited and starts meowing for their immediate attention. Through her endearing personality, she makes sure you notice her by standing up against the glass window, staring right at you with a big grin on her face.
If you sit down with her, she will rub up against you and greet you as her friend.
Nala is the happiest little girl when she’s with a human friend. Every time Ineke visits the shelter, she is greeted by the little love-bug who is eager for some cuddle time.
“The perfect home for her would be a house with a (fenced) garden, with humans who are at home a lot and who don’t have a problem with her special diet,” Ineke said. “She is okay being placed with other cats, but will need individual feeding.”
Nala’s love doesn’t discriminate — she is friendly to both human and furry kind. At around two years old, she is still a kitten at heart, playful and rambunctious.
Watch Nala in this cute video:
Nala the cat with a smile
When she needs a nap, she prefers lying down on a warm lap or cuddling with a friend.
Nala who has the most radiant smile at the shelter, can’t wait to find a place to call her very own.
As of now, she continues to bring smiles to everyone that comes to visit, spreading joy around.