Even though she was able to make a full recovery, Shireen still looks a lot different from most cats. Her ears are misshapen from the frostbite, and her eyelids are odd-looking due to her condition. Her rescuers were unsure if her unique appearance might deter potential adopters — but before long, the perfect person noticed her, and fell in love with her for exactly who she is.
“I found out about Shireen by following The Odd Cat Sanctuary on Instagram,” Bill Coggeshall, Shireen’s new dad, told The Dodo. “They posted her progress, I followed her recovery and her story really moved me. When she was ready for adoption I contacted The Odd Cat Sanctuary about adopting her. I fell in love with her from the moment I held her.”