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Love at First Paw

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 2:00pm
Caesar sleeping

Tara Munoz had never shared her home with a cat before, but when she and her husband visited the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, she quickly met her first feline match. The couple adopted a friendly cat named Caesar, and it was love at first paw. She shared the following story with us:

In December 2012, my family and I adopted Caesar from the ASPCA in New York City. He adapted very well to our home, and we think he is the "purrfect" addition.

The adoption process was very thorough, informative and the volunteers were great.When we were looking at the cats inside the cat room, Caesar came down from his post and up to my husband. He rubbed against him and offered his paw—it was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Caesar stole my heart from that moment on. He chose us!

Caesar loves to play with his toys, and he always makes us laugh the way he plays with his scratching post. I've never had a cat before, but my husband had cats throughout most of his childhood life. Adopting Caesar has definitely been a wonderful learning and loving experience. Caesar has brought me joy and happiness that I could never imagine.

Thanks to the ASPCA for their service. Caesar is the best!

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Pat Cline

That is a great story about Ceasar - I love happy adoption stories. All of our animals have been adopted and they just know in their hearts that you have saved them and will love them. We now have 2 cats and 2 dogs, the baby lab was not from a shelter, as we got him from a reliable breeder and he is a joy and plays well with the cats and the older black labrador. I would also like to point out to people to please look at the black cats and dogs at shelters, for some reason they are overlooked and they are the best dogs/cats that we have adopted. There needs to be more advertising about black dogs and cats in the media. Best of luck with Caesar and thank you for letting him pick you, what a smart cat

Cindy

It is great!! Cats are so loving! My husband and I share our lives with three wonderful cats that have been with us for 10 years and they are nothing but pure love and great enjoyment :) so loyal and caring for our needs too - wow - SO glad you found Caeser :)

Jane

Just by accident we met a women who rescued street cats and had a little one-year old who needed a home. We already had two cats and were not looking for a third, however we couldn't bear the thought of this little guy being put back on the street or in a shelter where he might be put down, so we took him in. He has turned out to be the love our lives. He was very timid at first, but has become increasingly self-confident. If you give a cat time and space they will come around. He is such a sweet, playful boy! Patients pays off!

Brandy vine

This is so sweet.i,also adopted 2 weeks ago.a scared n timid cat she would hide n when I did get to her she would just hover in ur arms.she has now settled in.her n my other chase each other n play.she still alittle shy.all she needs is love n some patience

Tonya Klopp

I never had a cat growing up. My family were dog people. For the last 30 years we have shared our homes with rescued cats. I have loved every single one of them. They have all been so loving even the shy ones. But my favorites have been the black ones. I do not know why but they all seemed to have wonderful personalities!

Craig Lidji

Hi Tonya,
Maybe you remember a little brown tabby who was kind of scratched up. She had a prescription of eye drops under the name of Bengal Klopp. My wife and I adopted her from you about 8 years ago. We named her Daisy. She is doing great and we love her! Thank you for rescuing her from the Texas City shelter. Happy New Year!!!
P.S. We would love to send you a picture of her -- what is your email?

Craig Lidji

Hi Tonya,
Maybe you remember a little brown tabby who was kind of scratched up. She had a prescription of eye drops under the name of Bengal Klopp. My wife and I adopted her from you about 8 years ago. We named her Daisy. She is doing great and we love her! Thank you for rescuing her from the Texas City shelter. Happy New Year!!!
P.S. We would love to send you a picture of her -- what is your email?

Adair Leonard

Wonderful story. God bless you Tara Munoz.

Janet Cooper

We recently adopted 2 cats from our local Humane Society Shelter because our 15 year old snowshoe siamese died from kidney failure. We waited several weeks, but our remaining cat seemed sad and depressed. When we visited the shelter we went into a room where they had cats who were 'ready'. A number of cats came to look at us and we decided on a young black and white girl. I kept looking at a couple of older cats who seemed to have given up on getting adopted. But I really liked a gray tabby who seemed like he was quiet and shy. The shelter was having a 'special' so we were able to afford to take both kitties. They are now well adjusted to our home and have made friends with our older cat. Everyone is doing well-we will have to put our little girl on a diet soon, she is still finding it surprising that there is food whenever she wants to eat (we were told that she had been a stray). Our 'new' boy has turned out to be a wonderful cat. He is playful and very intelligent. He lets the little girl groom him and plays easily with our older cat. I am thrilled with both our cats and hope they will be with us for a very long time.

MARTHA LIBIA PE...

SI TIENEN MUCHA RAZON ACERCA DE LOS GATOS NEGROS, YO REALMENTE ME GUSTA ADOPTAR NO COMPRAR; LOS ANIMALITOS RESCATADOS NECESITAN MAS DE NUESTRA AYUDA, PUES HAN SUFRIDO MUCHO, NO HAY QUE MIRAR SI SON BONITOS O FEOS, SI SON NEGROS O BLANCOS, LO QUE HAY QUE MIRAR ES QUE NECESITAN AYUDA Y SOLO NOSOTROS SE LA PODEMOS BRINDAR.

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