As foster volunteers for San Diego Humane Society, Courtney McGowan and her boyfriend nursed a rescued kitten, Sicily, back to health. When they first met Sicily, she was suffering from a broken femur and had a metal rod on the outside of her leg. She limped everywhere. “We had to spoon-feed her medicine and keep her from jumping on things—which is hard for a cat,” McGowan says. While caring for Sicily, the couple decided they wanted to make her a permanent part of the family.
Sicily is now fully healed and sprints all around the apartment.
“She’s a happy and amazingly loving kitty,” McGowan says. “She greets us every day by running to the door and always snuggles up in our lap.”