Lindsey, a vet student, found a little motherless ginger cat on the side of the road in the summer of 2017. In critical condition, the kitten was brought to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
She was ill, unable to feed on her own, and on the verge of euthanasia. Lindsey, thankfully, chose to take the cat home with her and care for her. Smush was the name she gave the sad kitten.