Animalcouriers is pleased to be heading off to Greece again this month. Among the passengers waiting to travel back to the UK with us is a little cat called Lucky. Rescued from a life on the streets by Nine Lives Greece, she has a lovely new home awaiting her in Cornwall.

You may find the ‘before’ photo of Lucky hard to look at, but it only makes her subsequent transformation all the more remarkable.

Cordelia from Nine Lives tells us:

“Lucky was found hiding in a crevice under the pavement on a busy Athens thoroughfare. One of her eyes was popped out painfully from untreated infection, she was just skin and bones, and terrified. It took a Nine Lives volunteer some time to manage to grab the poor soul who was darting — spitting and whacking out in self-defence —between her ‘safe’ hole and dangerously into the road. The vet operated to remove the eye as it was past repair, and during her stay at the clinic she transformed into a plump, healthy, and extremely affectionate kitty. She then moved into foster care, where she flourished — initially under the name Cornelius as she was mistaken for a little boy, then with her new name and identity, Lucky, the name chosen by her adopters Gemma and Paul in Cornwall who are excitedly awaiting her arrival!”

Lucky on being rescued, before any treatment on her poor eye

Lucky on being rescued, before any treatment on her poor eye

What a difference treatment, food, love and care make

What a difference treatment, food, love and care make

Like any other cat, Lucky loves a cardboard box to sit in!

Like any other cat, Lucky loves a cardboard box to sit in!