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In 2014, Danielle Schafer, a vet student, picked up a feral kitten that was living on the side of the road. At first, she had no plans of keeping the kitten and wanted to find a good home for her. However before Danielle knew it, she fell in love with the sweet kitten. She became the kitten’s forever home.
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