Have you ever heard of a “foster fail”? It’s when a family takes in an animal temporarily, but becomes so fond of it that they end up adopting it permanently. This is exactly what happened with Chester, a cat who was supposed to be a temporary guest in a foster family’s home. However, the family grew so attached to him that they decided to make him a permanent member of their household. Now, Chester even helps comfort and care for other foster kittens, just like he once needed comfort and attention himself.
Chester roamed around the roads of Burlington, North Carolina until he unexpectedly arrived at an unfamiliar office. Luckily, a worker of that workplace was simultaneously helping out as a volunteer with Sparkle Cat Rescue – a local association.
As the temperature dropped and snow was in the forecast, she opened the door for the cat. Along with her colleagues, they provided warmth and care for the male feline who quickly won their hearts with his amiable and endearing personality.
Chester had definitely been through some tough times before he crossed paths with his new friends. His scars and missing ear were a clear indication of his struggles, but all he longed for was to give and receive love. During his check-up, the volunteer noticed that he was also showing signs of an upper respiratory infection, but despite it all, Chester remained composed and calm. The vet estimated his age to be between 6 to 8 years old and treated him for the infection while also extracting some teeth that had become infected. Within just a few days, Chester was already on the mend and eating normally once more.
The duration of his wandering remains a mystery and he can’t reveal anything about his past, but Sparkle Cat Rescue is determined to give him the bright future he deserves. After rescuing him, they reached out to Crystal Wilvers, who generously offered to foster him. Her daughter and the newly named Chester developed an instant bond and became inseparable. As Chester adjusted to his new environment, he was introduced to his feline peers, Pretty and Cleo, who welcomed him with open paws. It wasn’t long before Wilvers knew that she wanted to adopt him as her own. The family soon expanded to include two kittens named Frick and Frack, who Chester welcomed with open arms, but it was Frick who he formed an unbreakable attachment with, as she followed him everywhere he went. Chester’s past may remain unknown, but his future is undoubtedly filled with love and companionship.
The Wilvers were so involved in the situation that they decided to take in Frack, who they now affectionately call Baby, to prevent any kind of separation.
Chester is exuding pure joy as of late. He has left behind his days of aimlessly wandering, feeling unsure and hungry. Instead, he now embraces love and a newfound urge to lend a helping paw to those in need.