Katelynn Katzman picked up a surprise Christmas present for her boyfriend Saturday: his cat.
Steve Varner had been forced to give up Babycakes a year ago when he lost his home. Fortunately, the elderly animal had a place to go: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
Varner missed her so much that he was one of the few former owners to check in on his cat, even knowing she was safe.
“He actually came to visit her and then he just couldn’t do it anymore,” Puffy Paws owner Rick Kingston said.
Varner also sent a check for $50.
Kingston and his wife, Chrissy, occasionally agree not to try and adopt an animal out of the no-kill haven. The policy paid off for 15-year-old Babycakes, who now gets to go back to her human.
“It makes me so happy,” Chrissy Kingston said, after handing Babycakes over. “You have no idea. It’s just so gratifying.”
The pass-off happened off the Kingston’s property, due to zoning regulations.
The Kingstons have another success story: Tater was recently reunited with her owner after nine months of separation. Her owner had volunteered at Puffy Paws and was forced to leave Florida in search of a dental technician job. She drove down from Georgia just to get her cat.
Although many people are tearful when they drop off their cat, often promising to come back and get them, it’s an unusual story.
“Most of the time it’s really sad,” Rick Kingston said. “… It’s really selfless, they know they can’t take care of the kitty.”
He said people feel better after seeing where the cat is going.
“When you leave the cat with us, there’s going to be a sigh of relief,” he said.
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