The Kolbs already have two rescue cats, siblings, who are now 5 years old. Caren couldn't believe her husband was on board. "We really didn't need any more fur babies," Kolb said. "I just knew that this kitty needed a home, now!"
But then the issue was getting there. The Kolbs live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the cat they were determined to help was in Salt Lake City, Utah. Luckily, Kolb works for an airline.
The shelter has a policy against holding animals for specific adopters, so Kolb knew she had to move quickly. "They were having an adoption event and I thought that certainly someone would adopt her, but I touched base at the end of the day and sadly she hadn't been adopted," Kolb said. "So, it was on."
Kolb hopped on board a flight to Salt Lake City after barely making it in time. When she landed, she was lucky enough to get a ride to the shelter with a friend who happens to work at the airport.
When Kolb got to the shelter, her connection with Freya was obvious.