Lebanese Cat Finds New Home

One of the 145 cats rescued from Beirut by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is adopted.

Posted: November 15, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Pat Guerrero holds her new cat Essie, who was formerly a street cat in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo courtesy of Molly Wald/Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.Essie, an orange-and-white tabby female cat rescued from the streets of Beirut, has been adopted from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, by Pat Guerrero. Essie is one of the first of 145 Lebanese cats to join a new home.

As soon as the cats arrived at Best Friends, a journey made possible by the collaborative efforts of the animal shelter and Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Guerrero helped care for and socialize the animals. She volunteered every weekend at the shelter, playing with all the cats, looking for a companion for her male cat, Sonny.

Essie, formerly known as Escwa, is “just sweet enough and just feisty enough,” Guerrero said. “She’ll be able to snuggle with me and keep up with Sonny.”

For more information on the Lebanese cats and dogs rescued from the streets of Beirut, visit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary website.

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PurrrsFurrrever    Glen Cove, NY

11/14/2006 6:29:41 PM

The story about the rescue of Essie and her Lebanese kitty friends is wonderful. I spend most of my free time volunteering for my local shelter and adoption center, so the cause is very important to me. The media is often focused on the suffering of humans brought on by political instability, and rightly so, but what about the pets left behind? I'm a huge fan (and donator) of Best Friends, so I'll follow this story with interest!

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