Cats
Young boy chooses to adopt senior cat at animal shelter
Young Easton decided to help an elderly animal.
Jenny Brown
12.23.21

One young boy in Canada’s Exploits Valley was given a very exciting choice by his mom.

The boy, Easton, and his mom went to their local shelter, and Easton’s mom said he could pick out any pet he wanted. Easton looked around at all the choices excitedly. In the end, the choice came down to a puppy dog or a cat.

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Easton ended up leaving the shelter with a giant, orange, elderly cat.

But before Tiny left with Easton, he went on quite a journey. Tiny had been dropped off at the shelter, Exploits Valley SPCA, with his sister Trinity.

Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, their owner needed to drop them off at the shelter so that they could find new homes.

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The Exploits Valley SPCA quickly took to Facebook to try and find these two kitty cats a forever home.

It was going to be tough, though, because they were a bit older and Tiny was quite large and a bit overweight.

“Tiny isn’t a picky eater, but is ‘weight challenged’ and has a big round belly that he loves to have rubbed.” the Facebook post read.

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Tiny and his sibling Trinity weren’t bonded, so it was okay if they were adopted into separate homes — it was just a matter of when they’d be chosen.

When Easton walked into the shelter with his mom, he had an instant connection with the huge, orange, senior cat. It was at that moment that it became official Tiny was going to a new home.

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When Easton, his mom, and Tiny were driving back home, Tiny was let out of his cage, and he immediately went to snuggle and bond with his new owner.

It was clear that he was incredibly grateful to be heading home with a new family.

Even though the shelter described the big cat as ‘shy,’ it wasn’t long before he and Easton were like old, lifelong friends. It’s evident that his big size matches the size of his heart — Tiny is just a big teddy bear of a cat.

We wish and hope that every cat gets to find themselves in a loving and caring home, just like Tiny did.

We’re so glad Easton decided to take a chance on an older cat. He’s already been rewarded with so much love!

Check out a video about one of Exploit Valley’s other adoptable cats below.

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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