The Y&R actress has a growing fur family.
Earlier this year, The Young and the Restless star Courtney Hope rescued a kitten from the freeway in Los Angeles that had been hit by a car and left to die. At the time, she shared a gut-wrenching post about the situation and photos of the little fighter. Now there’s a wonderful update to this tragic story.
Courtney Hope Gives Kitten Real Hope
Of course, the kitten needed a home, and Hope, who already had three fur babies, was adamant that she could not rescue the animal beyond saving its life. Of course, the universe often has its own plans, as Hope found out over the past few months.
The actress, who portrays Sally Spectra, took to Instagram to introduce her newest addition — Nova. Alongside the most adorable photo of herself and her fur family, she wrote, “The greatest thing I’ve ever failed at .
“Welcome to the family Nova,” Hope penned. “Many (most) of you said that I should keep her. But that was NEVER my intention. FOUR animals on my own, my asthma…NO way…like, it was never on my radar. As I kept saying, ‘That’s CRAZY.’… MANY said she came to me for a reason, which I believed, but I felt like I was a stepping stone to her future family until she healed. Also, because as someone that is BEYOND allergic to cats with my asthma, had a few in the family as a kid and couldn’t go near, never in my wildest dreams did I ever intend to have one in my home as an adult. I tried to encourage so many others to take her, kept telling her she’d have the best home soon with the best family, emotionally tried to keep her at a distance, but God is doing something magical with this one.
“She’s a FORCE of a cat,” the actress explained. “She’s teaching me so much about life, confidence, authenticity, resilience, and faith. Plus, a few more things personally that I may share one day. I cry every time I talk about how much she means to me and how I feel something larger working within her for both of us (the tears are actually ridiculous😂😭).
“When God brought me Stevie, I didn’t even like dogs, and they terrified me, but I KNEW I needed her for some weird reason, and my soul ached until I knew she was safe with me,” wrote Hope. “She became my soul dog and paved the way for me and my family’s love of dogs ever since. She unlocked something within me I never knew I needed, and now Nova has done the same.
“Thank you all for the love and encouragement — I know many of you called this from the start, so congrats haha,” the actress admitted. “ALL the allergy-friendly remedies and tips they’ve been a GODSEND! (Please send any more you have, too🙏🏼)
“And thank you to [Maeday Rescue]!! You guys are beyond wonderful! I’m sorry I failed at the task you assigned me,” joked Hope. “If anyone is looking for a dog or cat, please check them out. They are incredible!! ❤️🏼
“And thank you to my parents, [James Hope] and [Tatiana Profeta] for helping me take care of her and heal her, loving her, and welcoming her with open arms into our family’s now very large pack of 6 fur babies,” Hope wrote, wrapping things up. “You guys are the greatest 🥰❤️”