Lucky from Athens has a new home in Cornwall

Lucky from Athens has a new home in Cornwall

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!


  1. hutchagoodlife October 17, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Awww Lucky, you are soooo adorable

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  2. KMW October 17, 2013 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Like any women so very brave and beautiful. Good luck sweetheart you will break all hte men´s hearts I am sure.


  3. fozziemum October 17, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Oh Lucky it is hard to type with leaky eyes…the cruel and harsh life of sweet innocents thrown aside by the world kills a bit of me everytime I see it..thankgod for people who care and have hearts and souls of gold..all the best sweet baby and I truly wish nothing but the ost wonderful of things for those who saved you fixed you and chose you 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      There are huge numbers of fabulous people doing their best for animals like Lucky all round the world – as you know well yourself 😉 Never enough sadly.

      • fozziemum October 18, 2013 at 1:25 am - Reply

        I know it is a bittersweet world guys 🙂

  4. easyweimaraner October 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    That was a touching story. Good luck in Cornwall, dear Lucky. My mom said, it’s very nice there.

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      It’s wonderful in Cornwall and Lucky will have a super time there once she gets used to the wet stuff.

  5. katiebblogs October 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Lucky, you sure are LUCKY to have such a wonderful parent! We hope life is wonderful for you there 🙂

  6. Sheila Morris October 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    God bless the animal rescuers and caregivers and couriers…Lucky is adorable.

  7. Curt Mekemson October 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I really think that rescued animals understand they have been rescued and are among the most loving and faithful of pets. My boyhood years were spent with a greyhound that had been wandering in the woods for months and lived off the lands. My mother would see her on occasion. One day she stopped her car and invited the dog to jump in, which she did. I named the dog after the local greyhound bus driver and she and I hung out together for years, the best of friends. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Think you are right Curt – they do appreciate their luck 😉

  8. crazytraintotinkytown October 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    What a “lucky” little girl and she’ll be coming to live in God’s country in the south west of England! Not that I would be biased of course

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Dallas, we’ll pass that information on to Lucky – think she might just agree.

  9. Boomdeeadda October 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    That makes me so happy this morning, she’s beautiful. Good luck little one!

  10. Jodi October 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Lucky indeed! What a perfect name for this little ball of sweetness!

  11. mollieandalfie October 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Awwww Lucky, youz gorgeouz xxxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. Basil October 18, 2013 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Bless her, she is going to be so loved in her new home – as she deserves!!

    • Animalcouriers October 18, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

      They must be waiting with such excitement for Lucky to join them!

  13. becomingcliche October 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I love these stories!

  14. Clowie October 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I’m glad she has a cardboard box. No cat should be without at least one!

  15. gemma October 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Awwww lucky can’t wait to get you 🙂 🙂 you will have a great life with us here in Cornwall xx

  16. gemma October 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Do you know when she will arrive in the uk ?? 😉

  17. Paul warmington October 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    She is going to spoilt rotten!we are up a lane and she will be surrounded by fields and beautiful Cornish countryside (with sea views lol) 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Paul, Lucky couldn’t be more aptly named. Please do let us know how she settles into your rural/seaside idyll. She is doing really well and you will have a lot of fun with this gorgeous girl 😀

  18. Paul warmington November 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    She has settled so well!she even kicks the dog of the bed so she can have have it!now using catflap and exploring!

    • Animalcouriers November 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Paul, that is the very best news! Please give her a big hug from us all xxx

  19. Karen W November 24, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Being a “Lucky” girl she will take control!! Great news to a lucky little sweetheart.


    • Animalcouriers November 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      So good to hear that she has settled so well. World dominance next!

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