When every election season rolls around, it becomes a common sight to see census workers going from door to door.
But one worker in Chicago ended up counting (and collecting) more than just census questionnaires.
As she went around her route, she discovered that someone else was hitting the streets with her: a small, dirty kitten.
The kitten followed her every footstep, and turned what was usually a tedious job into something a bit more cheerful.
A Good Samaritan
After seeing the kitten, this worker knew she couldn’t leave it behind.
So after her shift, she scooped up her surprise helper and took the kitten to Feline Friends Chicago.
FFC is a foster-based, no kill cat rescue staffed entirely by volunteers.
According to their website, their mission is to “alleviate the suffering of homeless pets in Chicago by rescuing, spaying/neutering, and responsibly placing as many animals as possible in permanent homes.”
Thankfully, the census worker is as much of an animal advocate as the amazing volunteers at FCC.
They gladly took the kitten in with the goal of cleaning it up and finding a forever home.
Three baths later, and the kitten emerged as a squeaky-clean little girl with a gorgeous, long-haired tuxedo coat.
New Look, New Life
The rescue reports that the kitten, named Josephina, has made a full recovery.
“She loves people and insists on sleeping on shoulders,” volunteers said.
The next task was finding Josephina a forever family, but everyone knew that wouldn’t bee too difficult.
I mean, look at her? She’s irresistible!
The day finally arrived where Josephina met her perfect match.
Now this sweet girl has been adopted and officially “counted” as party of her new family.
There are thousands of homeless animals that roam the streets of Chicago every year.
Josephina just happened to be one of the lucky ones that made it into a loving home.
Please share this story to inspire others to love animals unconditionally just like the kind-hearted rescuers who gave Josephina a second chance.