Meet Yafah: A Twisted Sister

Yafah means 'beautiful' in Hebrew and this name was chosen for her when, as a tiny kitten, she developed a 'milky' eye and so needed a name that would encourage looking beyond that physical deformity. She truly has lived up to her name. She is one of a trio of sisters initially 'rescued' by some young children. They did not realize that a mother cat will not recognize or continue to care for their kittens if they have been extensively handled by humans and, in this case, also dunked in soapy water for a 'bath.' Yafah and her siblings were not quite 3 weeks old at the time and so needed to be bottle-fed. They were also quite ill with a 'kitten cold' and it resulted, despite medical care, in Yafah losing sight in one of her eyes. As they grew up, all three developed the habit of spinning rapidly in circles when excited, thus earning them the nickname of "The Twisted Sisters."

Yafah is the most high-strung of her siblings but she is also very sweet and loving. Although the girls are now nearly four years old, they still are the size of an 8-month old kitten and not likely to grow further. They had a rough start in life, have had extensive medical issues, and their personality quirks have prevented successful adoptive placements. Yafah and her two Twisted Sisters have a forever home, however, here at the DARA Sanctuary.

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