Cookie had been living as an emaciated stray, wandering the woods of Minnesota. A Good Samaritan who was trying to capture her became concerned as fall temperatures began to drop, and tipped off The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) in Sandstone, Minnesota, which stepped in to help.
Several weeks later, Cookie was being fitted for her first pair of winter boots at TWS when one of the staff members snapped a photo to share online.
"Even though we’re a sanctuary for wild cats, I can’t tell you the number of phone calls I get about all sorts of animals in need," a sanctuary staff member wrote. "Of course, we’ll do everything we can to help any animal suffering. That’s how this sweet little girl ended up at our gate."