Mutual Rescue: Kylie & Liza


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

In her final days, a courageous, free-spirited girl named Kylie is comforted by her rescue kitten Liza

When Kylie Myers was diagnosed with metastatic bone cancer, she tackled the situation like she’s been known to handle most things in her young life — with a smile on her face and a hopeful attitude. After several months of treatment, doctors found the cancer had spread throughout her body. Despite the devastating news the bright-eyed 12-year-old still managed to see the silver lining. “Can I have a kitty now?” Kylie asked her parents, not long after her request, Liza met Kylie. The family intended to foster the rescue kitty during Kylie’s last days. What they didn’t realize is Liza would become the families saving grace.

“I’ve heard people describe animals like angels. I never really understood what that meant until Liza met Kylie.”

— Robin Myers, Kylie's mom

At PetSmart Charities, we believe in the healing power of the human-animal bond. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) in support of their national animal-human welfare movement called Mutual Rescue aimed at challenging the world to re-imagine how our lives can be transformed when we adopt a homeless pet.

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