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Woman adopts cat ignored at shelter for being too ‘grumpy’ and ‘ugly’


But seriously, ugly where? (Picture: @bebbybeansprout)

Some animals at the shelter unfortunately have a tough time getting placed.

If they’re disabled, a bit wonky or just sad, people looking for pets sometimes don’t seem to want them (their loss).

One kitty who can relate all too well is Bean.

You see, Bean is considered too ‘ugly’ and ‘grumpy’ to be adopted (but we are struggling to see any ugly).

Thankfully, one kind human decided to enquire about Bean, an adorable shorthair.

Francisca Franken saw the pictures of Bean – who is described as ‘grumpy’ and a ‘diva’, and immediately knew she wanted her.

To her surprise, the young cat had been at the shelter for a year and still hadn’t found a forever home.

Bean was rescued in a trailer park and had a horrible eye infection, struvite stones, and a beginning blockage.

She was’t neutered, chipped or marked, nor had she ever been medically treated.

The shelter folks had got Bean just in time to save her life.

Knowing the kitty is a fighter, Francesca decided to take her in.

A good girl (Picture: @bebbybeansprout)

‘I saw her photo and fell in love the second I saw her. Well, at first I laughed because the pictures were so funny and I’d never seen a cat like this before,’ Francesca told BoredPanda.

‘She looked like she was 20+ pounds and a real rough street gangster. So naturally, I had to meet her. I sent them an email with personal information and stuff and really tried my best to make it as informative as possible so they would pick me to adopt her.’

Sad, yes, grumpy, maybe, but not ugly (Picture: @bebbybeansprout)

When it came to picking little Bean up, Francesca was delighted.

‘I couldn’t sleep all night because I was so nervous and sent her picture to all my friends,’ she added.

‘She was described as a feisty little diva, who had some health problems due to being an exotic shorthair.’

When Francesca called to enquire, the people at the shelter were surprised as Bean had previously been called ugly.

Francesca continued: ‘The next day I got a call from a friendly lady from the rescue who asked me if Bean was really the cat I wanted to apply for because apparently nobody had been interested in her before, despite her being on their website for a month already and in the shelter for several.

Look at that face (Picture: @bebbybeansprout)

‘The woman who called me was scared that I just pressed the wrong button or something and was not really interested in her at all. I teared up at the thought of poor Bean having nobody that wanted to love her so I directly made an appointment with them.’

We’re so glad she did.

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