Houdini was a gorgeous medium hair cat that came into the care of the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch in July 2010 as a stray. Not the best scenario for any cat, but especially not one with all that luscious hair to maintain. When she came in she needed a pretty good brushing and was very well-fed for a stray; she had definitely come from a home recently, but no one came to claim her.
Houdini was spayed and tattooed so if she ever got loose again she would be able to be brought back into the arms of her loving family. She seemed to get along pretty well with the other cats in the communal spaces, but started to show a little bit of diva attitude towards them as the months dragged on.
In April 2011 Houdini was brought to the BC SPCA Sunshine Coast Branch via the Drive for Lives program in hopes someone there would fall in love with her friendly nature and genuine affection. Houdini was encroaching on her one year anniversary with the BC SPCA and it was not a milestone anyone wanted her to have to “celebrate”.
One month to the day that Houdini came into the care of the Sunshine Coast branch a couple came from Abbotsford to meet this sweet girl and to the delight of staff and volunteers Houdini was adopted. She now goes by Benny and is really making the most of her days with her happy little family.
I found Benny (Houdini) on the SPCA website, and when I watched her video and she seemed so sweet that I made my choice right away that she was the one we would adopt. I told my boyfriend that we would have to trek from Abbotsford to Sechelt to adopt her, and when I told him the poor kitty had been at the SPCA for a year, he gladly agreed!
When we met Benny she was just as sweet as I thought she would be, warming up to us right away, and purring like crazy! We spent about an hour with her and decided that she was for certain coming with us. On the ride home the only peep she made was the constant content purring, which is when we realized we had made the right decision.
Over the last few months that we have had her, we have all become quite the little family! Benny made herself at home right away, and was a little withdrawn at first, but now we all know she owns the place! She always likes to be near us, and when we go to work she is waiting to greet us promptly when we open the door. She gets very excited to have guests over, and is always very friendly to visitors.
After about a month of having Benny, a stray kitten wandering around our busy street came home with us. Since no one replied to our ads, we decided to keep her for good. This did not sit too well with Benny for the first few weeks. But, as time progressed, and as the kitten grew up, Benny and Joon (the kitten), have become very close. Now, not only does Benny have a friend for when we’re at work, she has a playmate she chases around all day!
Kirsten & Trevor
What an amazing way for Benny to end her time with the BC SPCA, she can now rest easy knowing she has found the two people (and now kitten) that she had been waiting for. Thank you so much to Kirsten and Trevor for making the trek from Abbotsford to the Sunshine Coast and for being so kind to even take in another stray; you are both such wonderful people.
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