Hope For Paws was contacted about an unusual pair, a homeless dog and kitten, in need of their help. After arriving at the site, the rescuers learned that the dog, Ariel, had been coming to beg for food every day at the California Mission, and the nuns there happily cared for their visitor. After some time the sisters noticed that Ariel was joined by a little kitten, Sebastian. Both animals took refuge with the kind nuns and became great friends – all they lacked was a real home.

The little matted dog was too scared to come close to the rescuers, even though she was very keen on the offered food. Finally, she was captured thanks to Sister Latecia, the only person Ariel would follow. With quite a bit of patience, Sebastian the kitten was caught as well and both friends were transported to the rescue.


Ariel and Sebastian were groomed, given medical care, and soon moved to their foster home where they are now waiting for their very own forever home sweet home.

If you are interested in adopting them, check out the Hope Ranch Animal Sanctuary website. To learn more about Hope For Paws, click here.