A stray cat has recently showed up outside a house in Highland Park, California. Although he had old wounds, probably from fights with other strays, the cat was very cute and friendly.
Eventually the cat settled near the house but that wasn't enough for him.
Just before Christmas, he knocked on the door of the house. Homeowner Carla Robinson noticed new injuries on the animal, whom she named Horchata, and realized he needed help.
Horchata was taken to the vet and then placed in a foster home.
Despite the scars and unkempt appearance, the animal demanded love and attention from people. The cat loved snuggling up to the volunteers and was getting cuter every day.
"He is a big gentle giant, cross-eyed Siamese boy, who is a little beat up from living on the streets and fighting for resources," Carla says.
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"Horchata began his recovery journey in comfort and warmth. Nothing makes him happier than being around people. Horchata is a giant ball of love."
The cat continues to recover under the care of volunteers. He is becoming more active and affectionate with each day and now he is looking for a forever home.
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