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Courtney Hope Introduces the Newest Member of Her Family


Actress Courtney Hope (Sally, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) has a precious new addition to her family! Already mom to three dogs, she recently took in a cat to foster as it recovered from being run over in the street. But although she never intended to adopt the kitty, she couldn’t resist! “Welcome to the family, Nova,” Hope declared as she shared the happy news on Instagram.

Although many fans urged Hope to keep Nova, she was initially hesitant. “Many said she came to me for a reason, which I believed,” she admitted, “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,” Hope continued, “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.”

Courtney Hope pets

Hope was just doing a kind deed, taking care of Nova as she recovered from her injuries, but along the way, a connection was made. “She’s a force of a cat,” the actress revealed. “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).”

The Y&R star jokingly apologized to Maeday Rescue for failing to find Nova a good home while fostering her and thanked her parents for helping take care of the kitty and nurse her back to full health. And she’s also grateful for all the support she’s received from friends and fans.

“Thank you all for the love and encouragement,” Hope said. “I know many of you called this from the start, so congrats. Haha. All the allergy-friendly remedies and tips, they’ve been a godsend! (Please send any more you have, too!)

We hope Nova will continue to be very happy in her new home, and we look forward to plenty more cute cat pics on social media in the future!

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