When the stray cat first appeared, Jamie left out food to help the animal survive. The stray seemed grateful for the offering, and over time Jamie grew fond of her. Then one day, the cat surprised her by bringing Jamie a token of the stray’s trust.
Despite the fact that cats are companion animals, there are a lot of them living on the streets. In fact, data gathered for 2018 suggests there are an estimated 58 million stray cats in the U.S. alone. The sad part is, they’re not always viewed with compassion.
That’s because there are so many strays, which means that some people consider them nuisances. But like most homeless animals, they’re actually just trying to survive. People abandoned many of them, or they were born wild to stray parents.