Cat walked 12 miles to return home and owners rejected him

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In Raleigh, North Carolina, a cat walked 12 miles to return home to his family, and they rejected him. According to the SPCA of Wake County, Toby the adorable kitty, was given away by his owners to another family, but all Toby could think about was his previous home.

So off he went wanting to go home, and it was no easy trip; 12 miles later Toby returned to his original home, but his family rejected him again and this time brought him to the area shelter asking the staff to euthanize the lonely but loyal kitty. The shelter then notified the Wake County SPCA who came to fetch Toby and promised the shelter they would find him a new home.

On Monday, Toby was adopted! He will now live with another cat and two children.

(Photos of cat walked 12 miles FB)

Video: (Just days before he found his new home)

Thank you all who shared Toby’s story earlier this week. Toby is safe here at the SPCA Pet Adoption Center waiting to find his forever home. He would prefer to be the only cat in his home. We hope his story inspired you to take a stand for animals in need and register for the 2018 SPCA Dog Walk on May 6th.

Posted by SPCA of Wake County on Friday, April 6, 2018

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16 replies
  1. Marni Montanez says:

    Some humans have no humanity. How could they give this sweet cat away in the first place but it is even more despicable to reject him after he showed he knew how to be more loyal and humane then they are.

  2. Adrienne says:

    This family is a piece of you know what. This cat loved them so much that he journeyed 12 miles on his own only to be rejected. What scums they are and then to take it to the shelter to basically be killed. Glad he found a home where he will have another cat to play with and children too. Better off where he will be going.

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    I would be a Challenge NOT to Want to Euthanize these narcissistic, moronic , soulless, assholes that call themselves human beings… At least they didn’t knock poor little Toby in the head and He is so LUCKY to have someone ELSE that will Cherish his LOVE and DEVOTION… Make sure the couple that were so UNFEELING are “spayed and neutered”!!! They sure don’t need off=spring!!!

  4. Ezgi Melody says:

    You do not know right you idiot f*cking owners of my as* !! ?? ; Cats find their directions with sky and stars as far as I know… You dont deserve Toby POS people … Do not return or research for them again sweet Kitty… They are idiot and d*uchebag !!!!

  5. Red says:

    Thank you for not PTS!!! He is a beauty!! That other family of monsters deserve to have their name on a National Registry and NEVER ALLOWED ANOTHER PET!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. barb says:

    why would they want the shelter to euthanize him? just because he came home to them. Let the shelter find him a new home. what assholes. Thank god the shelter had good sense not to do this and found the cat a better home. That cat was too good for them. I agree they should never be able to adopt another pet again!


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