Shy cat who was kept in a cage looks so much happier after being adopted

A shy cat struggled to adjust when she was adopted.

The feline had spent most of her life in a cage so was sickly and wary of humans.

But after being rescued by a kind stranger, the moggy was completely transformed.

Four years on, you’d never know the domesticated pet had spent so long locked away.

In a sweet picture, the cat stretches out to sleep on a fluffy chair.

His adopter snapped a photo of the heartwarming moment to show how far their four-legged companion had come.

On Reddit, the rescuer captioned the before and after images: “Our cat Mia when we adopted her four years ago vs now.

“Back then he was very shy and weak because they kept her in a cage.

“Now she runs around all day and wants everyone to pet her belly!”

How adorable!

The post is bound to encourage others to adopt a pet instead of going to a breeder.

Adopting animals has never been more important.

Earlier this year, the RSPCA warned that more than 40 cats and dogs were abandoned a day during lockdown.

The charity warned people against doing this as many rescue centres are working with less staff during the pandemic.

This means facilities have been stretched to their limits.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA told Daily Star: "We're seeing an average of 40 reports of abandoned animals each day which is very concerning given the current lockdown.

"This compares to around 66 abandonments a day for the same period last year when there were no restrictions in place.

"While the figure during lockdown is lower, everything is currently lower as we're only able to deal with emergencies in order to adhere to the Government rules — our staff are key workers so can continue to work during this time.

"We are, however, incredibly busy taking care of around 4,600 animals across our centres and hospitals and rehoming and fostering animals."

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