Getting a pet comes with a number of considerations. It’s a new member of the family who requires the same level of care as everyone else, and not everyone can take it. This appears to be what happened when a North Carolina family chose to give their 7-year-old cat, Toby, away.
He was a stray cat when he arrived at their home, and it all started in February when his owners discovered he wasn’t getting along with their other animals. That’s when they decided to locate him a new home, which they did – he was given to a family about 12 miles away.
Toby, on the other hand, had no understanding why his adoring owners had decided to get go of him, so he calmly traveled the 12 miles back home… Only to be rejected once more.
The decision was significantly harsher this time. In a Facebook post, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County stated, “The family he thought had loved him sent him to a shelter and ordered staff to euthanize him.”
“The SPCA was contacted by the shelter and asked if we could take him in and assist him in finding a new family. “Of course, we said YES!” said the group.
When this post became viral on social media, a word about Toby swiftly spread. When Michelle Puckett of Raleigh, North Carolina, saw it by chance, she dropped everything and went to the SPCA to meet the gorgeous kitten. And it marked the start of a new era in Toby’s life.
This cat’s lucky day came on April 13th, when he met his new, and hopefully forever, family.
“He has three new siblings (one feline and two human) and a cat-savvy mother to show him what a loving family is all about,” the Wake County SPCA posted on Facebook. We are overjoyed to learn that Toby has finally found happiness!