Happy adoption stories
Many of our adopters, volunteers, donors and friends send us stories and photos of the animals who give them so much joy. We dedicate this space to all of you whose lives have been changed by animals.
Our family are all in work fulltime and although cats are pretty self managing, our boy Leo would wait until we had all gone to work and he would then go over the road in our cul-de-sac to visit the neighbours cats.
The neighbour has 4 rescue cats and our boy Leo decided to introduce himself to them. Our cameras would pick up him going over to see them, or them coming to visit him. Our neighbour would take photos of her 4 cats and Leo sitting on her lawn, or all in her house on her couch.
Clearly Leo was lonely. I wasn't really looking for another cat but clearly Leo wanted a friend. As luck would have it, a small female sealpoint at the Palmerston North shelter caught our eye. She looked like a replica of Leo, only smaller. We decided to adopt her in the hope that Leo would have a friend and therefore want to stay at home.
Within 2 weeks of Toffee arriving, her and Leo became firm friends. They now sleep together and get into mischief together - bringing us rats as gifts (ew). Leo stays at home far more often now. His friends still come to visit but he spends more time at home now with his sister Toffee. Some cats just need a friend. Best thing we ever did, get a cat for our cat.