This is the story of Avalon, and thankfully it has a happy ending. Avalon was adopted over the weekend. A lot of cats aren’t so fortunate once they end up back at the shelter.
Avalon was adopted from Davidson County Animal Shelter in Lexington, North Carolina around three months ago. The family brought her back last week because….wait for it…she jumped on things! How can a family adopting a cat not KNOW cats jump on things? For the record, a cat will also push your precious collectibles from a shelf just to watch them fall and break. It’s what cats do. If you don’t have the good sense to put away your cherished china, porcelain, and glassware where the cats can’t have-at it, then you don’t need a cat.
I’ve seen a lot of really stupid reasons for cats ending up back at the shelter, but this one tops them all. I hope the shelter banned them from ever adopting another cat. They’d probably bring a dog back just as easily the first time it missed the puppy pad. So I don’t think it’s just a cat issue.
Some people should just have “stupid” tattooed on their forehead.
I do have a question for those who follow shelter cats. What is the most insane reason you’ve seen posted for a cat being returned by an adopter? I’d really like to know.