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Jacqueline writes: Shadow was rescued from a high kill shelter in SC. In 2010 I lost my mother, then lost my devoted friend Butterball, a 15 year old tortie. Last thing I was ready to do was adopt another pet. Then, a friend posted Shadow's picture marked URGENT--she was going to be put to sleep if she wasn't adopted. I couldn't get her pic out of my head--she looked so pitiful. I tossed and turned all night thinking about her. At around 5 am I knew I had to stop them from putting her to sleep. We contacted anyone and everyone who could possibly help. We found several kind hearted people who went to great lengths to secure her safety. I found a great rescue transport group who were willing to transport her all the way to NY. Meeting the van at 3 in the morning to pick up Shadow who was cramped in a carrier for 17 hours after spay surgery was one of the most exciting nights of my life! She came out of the carrier full of spunk and confidence, but emaciated and malnourished! She immediately took to her surroundings, ate and ate, then lay down next to me. She's been a joy since! I will post an album documenting her progress. Thank you for considering her for admittance!