She was happy, even though she didn't have a roof above her head. She had freedom and enjoyed watching cars and people passing by.
Rani was screaming in pain, and two animal rescuers happened to pass by at that very moment. They picked her up immediately and took her to an animal shelter nearby.
Days passed, and Rani was still in that cage...her leg not healing at all.
The separation was very difficult for both of us as I had got very attached to her. But I knew if I didn't find her the perfect family, I would have adopted her, once settled down in my new life in Switzerland. However I didn't want to give up and contacted all the animal rescues I knew and asked them for help.
Finally a very well-known Dutch association, AAI, which homes street and abandoned animals from different countries (mostly Spain and Turkey) with loving families in the Netherlands, took up Rani's case.
And one fine day a couple of Dutch animal activists, Janneke and Rick, saw Rani's picture on the association's website and instantly fell for her! They had always kept rescued animals. When they met her at her foster home they decided she would be part of their family along with their rescued cats.
While dad works - he is a consultant for sustainable building - she does the easy life, sunbathing by the window, sleeping on her pillow or getting petted by his colleagues!
On weekends she goes to the sea or to the forest with mum and dad.
She recently went to Luxembourg with them and when she was too tired to walk, she would be carried comfortably in a backpack!
She has also planned a trip to Switzerland this summer to meet her old friends from India: Maya, Chicca and me!