When she got rescued by SCARS, 17-year-old Cinnamon was fragile and almost giving up in life. She had been abused a lot and wasn’t about to trust any more humans. She was angry and frustrated by the way her life had turned out. “I’d never seen an angrier cat in my life. She was furious, confused and so lonely,” said Valia Orfanidou, a blogger who wrote about Cinnamon’s story. But that wasn’t the end of it – at least not yet!
Because of her age, Cinnamon was too old to be put up for adoption, so the rescuers worked hard to make her life at the center as comfortable and lovely as possible. They were ecstatic when one volunteer was able to get close enough to feed Cinnamon.
Ultimately, it ended up being Orfanidou that gained enough of Cinnamon’s trust to be allowed to pet her. “For months I had believed that she was always a grumpy, lonely cat, even as a pet – but she wasn’t,” she said.
Unfortunately, Cinnamon’s health seemed to be retrogressive instead of improving, and everyone thought this was her end. But she fought on. Cinnamon wasn’t going out without a fight.
Weeks passed, and months went on. Old Cinnamon was still alive and fighting. But she was getting weak. It was time. They knew her candle was finally blowing out, but she was going out in style. After months of the most fulfilling life, she passed away.
If you want to learn more about Cinnamon, check out the video below: