It is a well known fact that cats have the most chances of becoming instant successes online. Studies have shown that watching the felines online actually relaxes us and who can say no when a cute picture of a doe eyed cat pops on our social media page? However, there are some cats that are more popular than celebrities. The Grumpy Cat would be one such example. Nala the cat is another. Nala is famous on Instagram and has over 2.3 million followers.
Nala and her siblings were abandoned at a shelter when their previous owners could no longer look after them. Soon afterwards, the cat developed breathing problems. Although her siblings were soon adopted, Nala was left behind. However, her luck changed when Varisiri Mathachittiphan laid eyes upon her. The then 27 year old from Los Angeles promptly adopted the ailing cat and nursed Nala back to health. Soon afterwards, the owner set up an Instagram account to share the cat’s story with friends and family.
“Even though I never really intended to adopt a kitten that day, when I saw her, I just knew it was meant to be. The reason I started her Instagram was to share her with family and friends back home,” said Mathachittiphan. “I’ve never imagined she would have this many followers, but now that we have your attention, there is an unfortunate truth that occurs in shelters. The truth is that kittens and puppies alike are helpless and rely on their human companions to care for them. In shelters, 75% of them are killed due to overpopulation, so it is really important to spay or neuter your pets,” added Nala’s owner.
Nala’s pictures feature her lounging around the house, sleeping without a care in the world and wearing bow ties and adorable hats. Have you seen any of her Instagram pictures?