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Fishtopher the Cat Finds Forever Home After His ‘Sad Face’ Picture Goes Viral

Posted in Cat Stories - On: September 14, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: November 21, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

When Fishtopher was just 5 years old, he was lovingly brought in from the streets to the warm and welcoming arms of Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in New Jersey.

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Soon after, they decided to share this👇 adorable picture on Petfinder and created a profile for him in the hope that a kind family would want to adopt him.

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Everyone couldn't help but notice Fishtopher's photo, which resonated with so many hearts. And it went viral!

The world was buzzing with love for this cat. His description read:

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Twitter was brimming with warm and sweet reactions to Fishtopher.

One user exclaimed: “What a beauty. And what a name.”

Another added: “I wanna give him a hug. What a handsome little cat.”

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The joyous news came soon after: Fishtopher had found his forever home

Everyone was thrilled and there were many inquiries about Fishtopher’s adoption. 

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Laura Folts and Tanner Callahan were the lucky couple to adopt Fishtopher, and they were over the moon.

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This big soft tabby didn’t take long to warm up and let his humans get to know him and his cuddly personality began to shine. 

And the best thing - Fishtopher didn’t just get human parents, he also got a lot of furry siblings!

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He also has a canine sibling. An elderly doggo named Gracie...

She spends most of her time lying on the sofa!

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Laura shared their happiness on Twitter:

“We thought folks would cheer for his adoption and move on. But the love kept pouring in! Within minutes of our journey home, requests for photos and updates came flooding in.”

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So to keep everyone in the loop, they started an Instagram for Fishtopher, showcasing his joyful moments. 

They also utilized this platform to shed light on the importance of adopting cats across the USA.

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In the early days, they remarked:

“We were amazed by the surge in followers. We didn't expect this attention when adopting him, so now we're channeling it to find homes for other kitties and provide the updates everyone's eager for.”

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It's heartwarming to see rescue cats like Fishtopher thrive in loving homes.

And it's truly commendable how his owners use their platform to advocate for cat adoptions. They're making a significant impact.

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Witnessing Fishtopher's transformation illustrates the profound difference we can make in the lives of these furry friends.

Just look at him now – he's radiating happiness!

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We Love Cats and Kittens wholeheartedly back the “adopt, don’t shop” movement.

And kudos to Fishtopher for being such a gem and to his parents for amplifying the cause.

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Remember, adopting a cat is more than a simple act. It’s giving them a fresh start, and to them, that's a world of difference!

Just look at the difference it made to Fishtopher.

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He found what he was looking for, a loving family and a place to call his own.

Check out the video below:

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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