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ASPCA Happy Tail: Milo and Mia

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:15pm

After losing her beloved cat, Cookie, Wilma Trani’s friends suggested she visit the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City. She shared the following story with us about her first trip to the Adoption Center, and her subsequent adoption of brother and sister kittens, Milo and Mia.

My love and obsession for cats started 20 years ago. I have cared for a total of five cats, and I adopted all of them from shelters—I never have any regrets.

We recently lost our most precious, spoiled and much-loved cat of ten years, Cookie, to a serious illness, leaving us with empty hearts and an empty home. We longed for the company of another cat, but wanted to look around.

My friends adopted their cat at the ASPCA Adoption Center about two years ago, and they had a positive experience and suggested we visit. So,on a beautiful day in April, my daughter and I decided to take our first trip to the ASPCA to "just look" at the cats—who were we kidding?

We walked into the building and saw content cats in a beautiful and stimulating environment and immediately knew we were not there to just look but to adopt.

After filling out the paperwork, a pleasant woman escorted us to a nice, clean room full of cats and, immediately, we saw two adorable three-month-old kittens—a brother and sister pair. It was love at first sight!

Two hours later and a phone call to my understanding and loving husband, we walked out with two cute additions to our family—Milo and Mia.

They are funny, adorable, mischievous, loving, naughty and spoiled. We love them to pieces, and they are adjusting well to their new home and family. Our hearts and home are no longer empty!

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Tracy

There's nothing more special than being able to keep 2 siblings from a litter together, if possible. We adopted a kitten ( who we ABSOLUTELY adore ) when he and his closely bonded brother were the only ones left in the litter. We ( regretfully ) didn't take his brother, because we already had 3 cats @ home. In retrospect, we realize that taking the two of them really wouldn't have been much more work, & the joy it would have brought to not only them, but us as well, to see them grow up together!:) SO touching to read stories like these! Cheers to Milo and Mia, & may they have LONG lives together in such a LOVING home!

MARIANNE

THANK U SOOOO MUCH FOR TAKING BOTH MILO AND MIA...IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO TERRIBLE HAD U ONLY TOOK JUST 1.....PEOPLE DONT REALIZE THE BONDING SIBLINGS HAVE AND THEY HAVE FEELINGS LIKE US PEOPLE AND PROBABLY EVEN MORE.....THEY BOTH DESERVED TO STAY TOGETHER...GOD BLESS U FOR THAT AND U WILL ALSO BE BLESSED FOR DOING SO..I AM SOOO VERY HAPPY U DID ADOPT THEM TOGETHER.....AND I AM SOOO SURE THEY ARE SOOO HAPPY AND GIVE U THE LOVE THAT ALL ANIMALS GIVE....
I LOVE LOVE LOVE DOGS AND CATS AND ALL GODS ANIMALS :)
BLESS U OVER AND OVER :)

MARIANNE

THANK U SOOOO MUCH FOR TAKING BOTH MILO AND MIA...IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO TERRIBLE HAD U ONLY TOOK JUST 1.....PEOPLE DONT REALIZE THE BONDING SIBLINGS HAVE AND THEY HAVE FEELINGS LIKE US PEOPLE AND PROBABLY EVEN MORE.....THEY BOTH DESERVED TO STAY TOGETHER...GOD BLESS U FOR THAT AND U WILL ALSO BE BLESSED FOR DOING SO..I AM SOOO VERY HAPPY U DID ADOPT THEM TOGETHER.....AND I AM SOOO SURE THEY ARE SOOO HAPPY AND GIVE U THE LOVE THAT ALL ANIMALS GIVE....
I LOVE LOVE LOVE DOGS AND CATS AND ALL GODS ANIMALS :)
BLESS U OVER AND OVER :)

Christine

God Bless You and your husband and those precious kitties Milo and Mia!!! All the best to you now and in the future and the many years of happiness you have to come with your two lovely additions!! :D XXOO <3

catherine

Tears of gratitude came to my eyes as I read of Milo and Mia's adoption into your home. I hope this story encourages more people to adopt pairs of pets... A win win situation for all.

Susan

Hi! Recently rescued my own gray tiger, also named Milo! Love him, he is so much fun. He was feral, rescued at 5 weeks and has been a joy ever since! Peace!

Lynne Jones

I love to read heartwarming stories like this. A neighbor (both man and wife) let their cat out (they both have alheimers) and for months she roamed the area. I had seen her many times sitting in their front window. I decided she would end up at an animal shelter and wanted to try to save her. My attempts ended when even thought I probably would get scratched I was going to get this cat. As it turned out she did try to scratch me but I told her I was going to win no matter what she did. I won and this cat is the sweetest thing. I have no regrets. She is not a young cat but about 14 years old. She talks for her food in the morning and many times comes on the bed and lays next to me or my husband, even with the two dogs, one being a puppy, and many time the puppy chases her, but she wants to be close. So, I saved Chianti and I couldn't be happier. May we see one day where no animal, dog, cat, horse or donkey will be destroyed for not having a loving home. My wish is for this day to come very soon. I wish I had the funds to make big contribution to this end with a shelter for all these animals until we could find a loving home for them and a policy if something happens to the owner, they are to be returned to me. God willing, maybe one day we will be able to celebrate justice for all these animals.

Rebecca

I'm a shelter cat too and I love my mommy. I was left behind at a veternarian's office after I had been fixed and declawed and was sent to our shelter. My new mommy came in and fell in love with me. I am 14 years old and was an older cat when adopted. Hats off to your new parents for keeping you both together! Moonlight

Viv

I never adopted from a shelter. All my cats and dogs come straight from the streets in my neighborhood and around. It counts, right? As soon as I find them, they get checked, spayed or neutered and are always loved. I do not know what I would have done without them when my husband passed away, too young to go. I now have 3 dogs and a cat.

elizabeth tatum

Bless you for taking both cats! You can tell by how close they are that they would not have done well by themself!! I have taken in only rescues(cats and dogs) for 20 years and they are the very best pets! Keep up the good work! they will more than make up for your kindness with love.

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