A 10-year-old who weighs three pounds?

Victoria, who was in a hoarding situation with 17 other cats, was severely underweight. The shelter that took them all in reached out to Best Friends for with testing for disease. It turned out that some of the cats were so ill that it made sense for them to come back to Best Friends for extra healing.

Victoria was one of those. The poor thing was so malnourished and had an uncomfortable discharge coming from her eyes.

Victoria didn’t come alone to Best Friends because among the other arriving special-needs cats was her best buddy, Sean, with whom she loves to snuggle. They spent their first week hiding together in a cubby hole. But then they emerged to look around at the beautiful cottages they’ll be living in here at Best Friends while Victoria regains her health.

She’s a little nervous still, but getting braver every day. And with balanced meals and whole healthcare, hope may be just around the corner for little Victoria.

Guardian Angels, please embrace her in a warm welcome.

Queen Victoria October 21, 2015

A castle gets its Queen.

Adopted! September 2, 2015

Though initially looking to adopt a kitten, one family discovers Victoria and it was love.

Looking great June 12, 2015

The years fall away from Victoria when the right toy presents itself.

Picture of health March 12, 2015

Victoria has come a long way since she originally came to Best Friends.

Great outdoors February 10, 2015

Victoria’s open to new adventure as she explores the Cat World path during lunchtime walks.

At play February 2, 2015

Victoria’s lets loose now that she’s feeling much better and one of her favorite toys is her own tail.

Music to her ears January 7, 2015

Who knew that Victoria had her own personal play list when everyone goes home for the night?

Loss November 20, 2014

Everyone, including Victoria, was in mourning following the loss of a very special feline friend.

A night with Victoria October 30, 2014

Victoria discovers a human bed for the first time, but seems to prefer its underside.

Toothless October 8, 2014

Victoria’s health improves enough for her to receive a dental and loses her signature fangs.

Lap cat September 25, 2014

Becoming more and more comfortable with people, Victoria is blossoming at Hope House.

Long in the tooth September 9, 2014

Discover the special movie character who inspired Victoria’s name — and why.

Being brave September 2, 2014

The unexpected happens... Ms. V makes her first bold move.

Best bud August 18, 2014

Victoria’s adjustment to Sanctuary living and her caregivers is made easier thanks to her snuggle buddy.

On the mend August 5, 2014

Each day is an improvement for Victoria and she’s already put on a little weight.

Meet Victoria July 28, 2014

Malnourished after coming from a hoarding situation, Victoria is now receiving much-needed TLC.