“Sassy” rescue kitten Spicy Chicken Nugget lands home after his list of interests goes viral
Apparently his "interests" are so relatable that he was adopted within 24 hours. 😸
Jessica Adler

There are a lot of important things to consider when looking to adopt a pet and bring them into your home and family.

Remember, the goal is to aim for a fit that will last, so our beloved pets don’t end back up at the shelter.

Of course, there are the basics.

Are they potty trained? Do they get along with kids? Are they escape artists? etc.

Unsplash - Anna Kumpan
Unsplash - Anna Kumpan

The reality’s likely a mixed bag.

Not all animals in the shelter come in trained or well-mannered. At times, there are rescued pets who are less friendly because of various reasons.

They may be scared or intimidated by their new environment, or it could be past traumas around humans and other animals.

Some animals in shelters have a bit of an attitude. Maybe they’re just not used to being touched or petted most of the time.

Some don’t even like people coming in and out, trying to reach out to them in their kennel.

Unsplash - Jeremy Foster
Unsplash - Jeremy Foster

This could be a problem if they show that kind of attitude and discourage being adopted.

This story is the antithesis of that. One cat who got the sassiest attitude got adopted because of it.

Meet Spicy Chicken Nugget

This is a picture you can hear. It speaks of loud meowing or hissing. This is Spicy Chicken Nugget – and we bet the name speaks for itself.

He is not like other animals in the shelter. He won’t give you those round, adorable eyes to win you over. Instead, he shows his true colors and all that sassiness – and it worried the shelter for quite some time until they posted this on Facebook.

Humane Society of Harlingen thought it would be funny and witty to post this photo of Spicy Chicken Nugget and all his sassiness.

But the people loved how they wrote the caption that embodied what this cat would be like if it were a human talking.

“I should probably let you know right away that I hate everything. That’s right, hoomans; hate ’em; toys, ain’t got time. Snuggles? Barf. Head scritches? Don’t touch me. You want to pick me up? I’m a black belt in karate.”

But it’s not all hate and violence for this viral feline.

He also said that he loved a few things, like food (of course) and some peace and quiet. He thought he deserved that.

People adored him.

Facebook - Humane Society of Harlingen
Facebook - Humane Society of Harlingen

You would think that this attitude won’t pass, but that was what everyone loved about dear ol’ Spicy Chicken Nugget.

The post also got the attention of a potential adopter who reached out to the Human Society of Harlingen immediately.

It seemed like being true to oneself was a better way to get accepted by hoomans around.

Spicy got the kingdom he “deserves”.

In less than 24 hours, Spicy Chicken Nugget was adopted and officially signed off from sassy cat duties in the shelter.

Even his adoption post did not let go of that spicy character.

He opened it in epic Spicy Chicken Nugget fashion, saying:

“I’m finally getting my kingdom with my forever hooman today. I know I said I hated everything but this isn’t so bad. I kinda like her. DON’T tell anyone!”

As sassy as this little kitty is, though, he didn’t want to leave his friends hanging high and dry. They deserve to be in their kingdoms, too, after all.

He signed his farewell off, saying:

“I don’t know, maybe I’m going soft, but you should know there are PLENTY of other kittens here at the humane society waiting for their hoomans too.

Praise me all you want. I’ll always be the boss. SEE YA!”
You can keep up with all of Nugget’s friends and help them find homes by visiting Rio Grander Valley Humane Society.

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