Unfortunately, not every animal begins life in a happy, healthy manner. Poor Samuel was found in a hoarder’s home where the cat had been locked in a cat carrier for the first two years of its life. That meant it was filthy, sickly, and traumatized by its confinement.

Happily, Samuel was rescued by the Central Houston Animal Hospital where Dr. Lucy Faulkner began treating him. Gradually Samuel learned to walk and trust people while being adopted. Now Samuel is happy and healthy in a good home, which shows that there’s always hope for every animal (or person) no matter what the situation might be.

To read more about the cat that has grown up into a healthy companion, click here.