Xena Michelle, Warrior Kitten

By Anita Bradley, FAN Volunteer —

Tiny Xena Michelle was a mess when she was rushed to our Foster Mom Genevieve in May. Xena was rescued from a water-filled ditch in Franklin, VA by an extraordinary 10-year-old girl named Jakaylah. Weighing only 200 grams, Xena Michelle had a terrible infection which had become infested with maggots, and she suffered from incontinence. Gen began to lovingly restore her to health, and provided many weeks of rehab.

Because she was such a determined little fighter, Gen named her “Xena” after the warrior princess and “Michelle” after our volunteer who drove three hours in the middle of the night to pick her up and deliver her to Genevieve in time to save her life. Once Xena was healthy, she was placed with Aliza, another wonderful FAN foster mom, who continued her socialization and full vetting. Both of these foster moms fell in love with the little girl and found it difficult to let her go. A great team effort gave this kitty a chance at a wonderful life.

After fully recovering and blossoming into the beauty she is today, this sweet kitten was quickly adopted, as expected. We hear that sweet Xena is happy and adored for the princess she is.