Cat Walks 12 Miles To Get To His Unwanted Family
A stray cat named Toby found shelter in front of a residence after searching for help. The cat was clearly looking for a new home because it was meowing in front of the door, but as the family let him in, it became obvious that Toby didn’t get along with their other cats. They came to the conclusion that Toby needed to leave, but rather than leaving him on the street, they located him a new house.
Toby’s new family was happy to have him, but he was unhappily not. Toby left his new house after a few days and travelled 12 miles to return to his previous home. However, things were about to get ugly when Toby’s former family chose to put him to death rather than being moved by his achievement!
They took him to a shelter for animals and requested a fatal injection. According to Tara Lynn from the shelter, “It was heartbreaking.” He returned to his former home on his own, and they gave him the death penalty.
Toby was not put down, so the shelter contacted the Wake County SPCA. Toby was taken back to the SPCA by the staff for a medical assessment, during which it was found that he had an upper respiratory infection and the immunodeficiency virus. After being cared for for a while, the poor cat got along well with the carers but wasn’t too fond of the other animals. Toby soon learned to play nicely, though, and quickly rose to the position of favourite cat at the shelter.
When Toby had made a full recovery, the staff placed him up for adoption. They posted about him on social media, and soon after that, he was adopted. To get her new kitten, North Carolina resident Michelle Puckett travelled all the way to Wake County. They instantly click, and now he lives in a cosy house where everyone loves him. Toby now has two feline siblings and loving owners.
He’s very cute and cuddly, explains Michelle. Even though he has taken over our bed, we don’t mind. He enjoys relaxing and sleeping off between the cushions. The fact that Toby has found a new home where he will be loved simply melts our hearts.
Michelle says that she doesn’t understand why his previous residents wanted to have him killed. She is happy that the SPCA saved his life. She wants Toby’s tale to spread awareness of the value of giving animals a second opportunity.