"To dump a cat in her carrier without access to food, water or the chance to escape is an irresponsible thing to do," Alisa Ford, animal welfare officer at The Mayhew Animal Home, said in a statement. "We are so glad that Maisie found Lily quickly, as it's worrying to think what would have happened to her otherwise."
Lily's luck didn't stop at Maisie's barking. As soon as she was up for adoption, Lily snagged a new forever home.
"At The Mayhew we help hundreds of people in crisis situations every year, and we wish that whoever had owned Lily had come to us or another cat shelter instead of abandoning her," Ford said.
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