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Young Woman Walked into a Shelter and Asked For Their Least Adoptable Cat

A young woman went to the shelter and asked for the least “adoptable” cat, and that’s when she found a 16 year-old ginger kitty. Meet Chester!

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Cat lover Madeleine had gone through a series of devastating events over the last two years. It was then that she decided that getting a cat would help her cope with things, keep her company and fill the void in her heart. Her sister explained: “She’s 22, and in the last two years, she lost two friends and our dad. She also went through a rough breakup and retired from her professional ballet career. So she did what any good sad person would do. She got a cat. But not just any cat. She walked into our local shelter and asked for their least adoptable cat.”

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Madeline didn’t want just any cat. When she arrived in the shelter, she walked straight to the staff and asked which cat had the most difficult time finding a home. The staff at the shelter immediately thought about Chester, he was a 16-year-old ginger boy who had been dropped off by his owner when she went to college, he’d been in the shelter for over a year, hiding in the corner of his cage and out-shined by all the kittens.

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When asked if she was sure she wanted an older cat, Madeline responded that no animal should have to die in the shelter. So, it was decided: Chester had found his forever family. “I saw him in the corner of the shelter, and I saw that he was so old, and he was SO fluffy,” she said of the first time she met Chester. “He looked like a teddy bear. I just had to hold him.”

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The two of them instantly bonded and Madeline says that despite his age, Chester is a very healthy kitty.

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“He is the king of the household. He took about 5 hours to adjust, and now he loves it. He is such a cuddler, and loves to be allowed to cuddle on laps. He loves to play with strings, and yarn. He is very curious.”

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It looks as if the relationship was meant to be and Madeleine now has a companion to brighten her days. Doesn’t it just melt your heart and proves once again that how “don’t shop, adopt” can change lives for the better.

All images @whosthatgirlitsvern

( h/t: iheartcats )

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