Have Home, Will Travel
When Sarah Bittner visited New York City in November 2010, she brought home a unique souvenir: a brand-new feline companion. Sarah tells us the story of how she found her dream kitty at the ASPCA Adoption Center—a 450-mile drive from her home in Kent, Ohio.
“My roommate and I are from Ohio and stumbled upon your Adoption Center because we were staying in the hotel next door,” Sarah tells the ASPCA. “We had been talking about adopting a cat for some time, and absolutely fell in love with Lovely, a handsome white cat. The next day we decided we wanted to adopt him.”
Sarah adopted Lovely, a two-year-old Angora mix, and only one thing stood in the way of bringing him home—a three-state drive. Anyone who’s traveled with a cat knows that it can be, well, challenging for all involved, but Sarah was thrilled to find Lovely handled the car ride like a pro. “He is quite the tourist,” she says.
These days, Lovely is settling in nicely in the Buckeye State, even making friends and snuggling with Sarah’s dog, Foxy. “Lovely is a pleasure to have around the house,” Sarah says, noting that his kitty comforts have been in high demand lately. “My fiancé is in the Army, and he recently left for Afghanistan and will be gone until June,” Sarah says. “Lovely is doing a great job keeping me company and my spirits up!”
See our Happy Tails Archive for more heartwarming stories of furry fate.