"I was bound and determined NOT to keep this adorable baby that I was fostering," Young told The Dodo. "But she loved me so sweetly that I couldn't give her up though she had no shortage of want-to-be adopters."
Since then, Lily has grown into a loving and loyal adult, one worthy of being immortalized - so Young commissioned a little artwork just for her, donated by artist Ashley Dietrich to support the rescue group.
"She definitely reacted to seeing her painting, as she does to photos and videos, too," Young said. "I think she was pleased to see herself so lovingly rendered."