It’s always heartbreaking when someone surrenders their pet to a shelter, but some people do it for some truly unbelievable reasons.
That was the case for one poor cat, who ended up at the shelter because his owner said he was “too affectionate.”
But after his story was shared with the world, Jerry has finally found the home he deserves.
According to a TikTok shared by the Humane Society of Broward County, a woman surrendered her four-year-old cat, Jerry, because he was “too affectionate.”
Jerry loved his owner, and would wait at the door for her to come home so he could rub up against her. But the owner found this to be “annoying.”
“Jerry is a sweet cat that loves to be pet and rub up against you, but his former owner said it annoyed her too much,” the Humane Society wrote. “Jerry loved her, but she didn’t love him back, so she turned him in to our shelter. Now he’s heartbroken and confused.”
The reasoning surprised everyone at the shelter. They got to work trying to find Jerry a new home, with someone who would love him for the “lovebug” he is.
“We were definitely surprised to have a cat surrendered due to being too affectionate,” Susan Leonti from the Humane Society of Broward County told The Dodo. “Most of our adopters are actually looking for affectionate cats! We believe there is no such thing as a cat that is too affectionate.”
Jerry’s story soon went viral: the TIkTok video showcasing him received over 9 million views.
Jerry’s owner might not have liked that he was affectionate, but plenty of other people saw that as a plus, and soon the sweet cat was receiving many adoption requests from people who wanted his love.
And now, Jerry has the home he deserves: in an update, the Humane Society of Broward County announced that Jerry had been adopted!
A video shared by the shelter shows Jerry’s new owner petting him. It’s clear that they are going to love him a lot more than his previous owner.
“Sweet Jerry has found a loving forever home where he can be as affectionate as he wants!” the shelter wrote. “Thanks to all of the shares on social media, Jerry’s video was seen by just the right person and she ran to the shelter first thing this morning to adopt him!”
It’s heartbreaking to think that anyone would abandon their pet for being “too affectionate,” but we’re so glad Jerry has finally found the home he deserves ❤️
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