Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


For every rescued cat, there’s a story. Some rescue stories are heartwarming, inspiring and joyful. Some make you weep for what some cats had to endure before finding their forever home, and others make you marvel at the serendipity that is so often part of a rescue.

The twelve cats in Rescued, a collection of stories edited by Janiss Garza, the human behind the late Sparkle the Designer Cat and publisher of the Sparkle Cat blog, come from all sorts of backgrounds. They’re library cats, bloggers, and mystery stars. Their true life rescue stories are told in the cats’ voices.

There is Rama, a black cat with a panther heart who receives guidance from the black cat who came before and slowly learns to trust and love her humans. There is Rascal and his brother Rocco, become part of a loving family after losing their previous home not once, but twice, when their elderly guardians could no longer care for them. And there’s Ryker, who shares the story of his rescue from the Rainbow Bridge and keeps an eye on his person’s other cats and provides advice from beyond.


The stories will touch your heart. Even though the twelve stories are all different, they are also universal stories of compassion, caring, and love. As you meet the cats, you will, no doubt, think about your own rescue cat’s story. This book is both a tribute to the resilience of rescue cats and a love letter to these special cats.

Each contributing author chose a rescue to receive a portion of the profits from the book’s sales. To read more about the rescues being promoted by the contributors, please visit Sparkle Cat.

I received a copy of this book from the editor. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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