Orren the “Train Wreck” Cat Finds His Forever Home With a Volunteer

Safe Haven for Cats took the sick kitty in, and one of the volunteers took Orren home.

A black cat whose unlucky start turned into a happy ending, Orren was rescued from a North Carolina property that was well beyond its limits with more than 150 animals. He was found in an enclosure with 60 other cats – a living situation that’s anything but healthy.

Thankfully, he made it to Safe Haven for Cats – a Humane Society of the United States Emergency Placement Partner – where he was given the veterinary care he so desperately needed. In fact, he earned the moniker “train wreck” because he arrived with a host of health problems that hadn’t been dealt with given his overall lack of care. Those issues include a chronic upper respiratory condition, rampant ringworm, cauliflower ear (hematomas), constant eye and nose drainage, arthritis, a heart murmur, and malformation in his back legs.

The Safe Haven team worried that Orren would be hard to place, but as luck would have it, he never even made it to the adoption ring because Beth, a volunteer at the shelter, wanted him for herself. Describing Orren as being so mellow and sweet, especially “considering the circumstances that he came from,” Beth explains how all of his caregivers signed his pet carrier when she took him to his new forever home. The “train wreck” cat made a lasting impression!

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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