The One and Only
Hazel is a gorgeous, Calico cutie who arrived at the ASPCA just after New Year’s and charmed many with her youthful exuberance. She didn’t stay with us for long, since she soon met her perfect match in Elisabeth Barone of Manhattan. We recently caught up with the new pet mom and her furry gal pal to see how Hazel’s enjoying her new home.
ASPCA: When did you meet Hazel? Elisabeth: I first met Hazel the last weekend of January. I visited the Adoption Center on Friday and, although I was looking for a kitten, something about Hazel made me fall in love. I didn't want to just adopt the first cat I saw, so I continued to visit other shelters throughout the weekend.
ASPCA: What brought you back to the ASPCA?
Elisabeth: I soon realized that Hazel was “the one,” so I went back on Sunday to pick her up. Unfortunately, she had some medical issues, and needed to stay at the ASPCA a bit longer before I could take her home.
ASPCA: How did you officially adopt Hazel?
Elisabeth: The following Saturday I went back to the Adoption Center to put a hold on Hazel, since I had fallen too much in love to lose her. While visiting, I was surprised to learn she was officially ready to come home—I was elated!
ASPCA: Does Hazel have any funny, eccentric, or endearing habits?
Elisabeth: She adores sleeping ON me. Even if I'm sleeping on my side, she finds a way to always be on top of me. She's also incredibly friendly, and has an amazing way of turning self-proclaimed "cat haters" into cat lovers.
ASPCA: What do you love most about Hazel?
Elisabeth: Hazel is a perfect fit for me. I find myself going out of my way to get home as quickly as possible just to spend time with her. She's the perfect sidekick!