Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 1, 2022 by Crystal Uys


When we help animals, we also help ourselves. Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced the healing power of cats. They comfort us when we’re sad, make us smile even on our most stressful days, and offer unconditional love. The family of a courageous, free-spirited girl named Kylie experienced this healing power firsthand when a tortoiseshell rescue kitten named Liza came into their lives during Kylie’s final days.

“I’ve heard people describe animals like angels. I never really understood what that meant until Liza met Kylie,” said Robin Myers, Kylie’s mom. In her final days, Kylie was comforted by Liza. Kylie’s compassionate last requests were that her father help find a cure for childhood cancer and that her mother care for her kitten. In the same way she bonded with Kylie when she most needed her, Liza now intuitively comforts her bereaved family.

Mutual Rescue, an organization dedicated to celebrating the bond between people and their pets through sharing stories in film and print, produced this beautiful film.

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