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Holly the cat has had a rough life — and it shows.
But after being rescued and undergoing an operation to remove a cancerous mass over her right ear, the 11-year-old cat now has a chance for a whole new life: She's been adopted!
As Mashable reports, Holly was brought to the Llys Nini Animal Center in Swansea, Wales, by a rescuer who found her with an assortment of health problems, including an ear infection, scabs on her face, matted fur and that cancerous mass. She's also deaf.
ITV News dubbed her the "luckiest cat alive," and it's easy to see why. After a month of treatment she was ready for adoption, and despite her somewhat lopsided looks, the offers rolled in.
According to the Center's Facebook page, people from the U.S., Germany, Netherlands and U.K. all wanted to take her home. But in the end, she's staying close by, the shelter reported on Monday.
"Her new person came to meet her today and they both just loved each other!" the shelter noted. "We thought that Holly wouldn't travel too well and are really glad that she is going to stay locally."
A truly fur-tunate result that's purr-fect all around.
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