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Toby is the little feline hero of a real-life story that shows just how strong an animal’s love can be. Unfortunately, it also shows more that some people do not deserve that love at all. Toby was given away by his family, who apparently did not want him anymore, but he did not give up … oh, on the contrary. He managed to escape his new home and set out on a journey back to the home he used to know – walking 12 miles until he was there again!

Sadly, instead of welcoming the determined cat back, his family did something unbelievable – they brought Toby to a shelter and asked to have him euthanized.

The shelter staff contacted SPCA of Wake County in North Carolina who immediately agreed to take in Toby and find him a new family – the kind of family he deserves.

The seven-year-old Maine Coon was placed in a foster home and soon found his forever family with Michele Puckett from Raleigh.

a.cat.named.toby/Instagram

“He’s so sweet. He’s the perfect little kitty cat,” Puckett praised Toby, WUSA9 reports. “I don’t get why the other family didn’t want him. He’s so sweet.”

a.cat.named.toby/Instagram

Toby’s previous guardians have made him go through something he should never have experienced. But now, this special cat finally had the chance to meet a family that truly deserves him and will give him as much affection as he himself is capable of giving – and his story finally reached a happy ending.

To learn more about SPCA of Wake County, click here.

Lead image source: SPCA of Wake County/a.cat.named.toby/Instagram

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0 comments on “Cat Walked 12 Miles to Return to His Family … So They Asked to Have Him Euthanized (PHOTOS)”

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John PASQUA
4 Months Ago

GLAD TOBY IS SAFE NOW. HORRIBLE PEOPLE OUT THERE NOW.


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Heidi Winter
4 Months Ago

What kind of selfish asshole would do such a thing! They should be put to sleep!


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Joseph
19 Apr 2018

Exactly what I was thinking! That family should be shot!

KAte
4 Months Ago

Euthanized? Healthy animals are not euthanized but killed. What is wrong with those people? They dint want him. IS it any wonder I have such negative view of most humans and this is not even the worst that people do. I can only hope that they get what they deserve someday and I thank the shelter for finding Toby a new home. NC is not always an easy state for animals and so I particularly appreciate the care they gave him. I know that although the state has many issues there are many kind people who care about animals there.I am glad That Toby will get the family he deserves. Those other idiot sure don\'t desrvehim.


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Tess
4 Months Ago

The people should be euthanized!


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Jeff Biss
18 Apr 2018

Amen

mntryjoseph
19 Apr 2018

Exactly!



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