Small cat she found a new home after she was rescued with a ruptured right eye that left her in agony.
Veterinarians found Candy Cane with severe pain who had to have her eye removed to help her feel more comfortable.
Blue Cross educator Wendy Penfold helped the little kitten recover before trying to regain her self-confidence.
The educator said, “When Candy came to me, she lost faith in people and was very nervous.
“She ran away and hid when I entered the room.
“But by the end of her time with me she became more inquisitive to know what I was doing and staying in the same area as me.”
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Wendy regularly raises pets at her home in Kent to help them along the way before finding them a permanent home.
The caregiver also cared for another cat, Rita, while Candy Kane stopped with her.
She added: “I think Rita helped lure Candy forward into the corral when I was sitting and stroking or playing with Rita in the hallway.
“So Candy could see that I was a good person, next to the cats.”
And so little Candy Cane has found a permanent family that can be called her own.
Wendy said: “A lovely couple in Hampshire have adopted her to give her time to see how far she can settle in the family home.
“They understand that she may never become a cat on her lap, but they want to love her and let her know it’s a safe place for her.”
Sarah Miller, an animal welfare assistant at Blue Cross Hertfordshire, said: “Wendy did a great job for Candy Cane.
“We hope that in time she will build relationships and trust with her new owners.”