Fair warning… this story is going to pull at your heartstrings! Ares and Aphrodite came to the Wisconsin Humane Society as strays just before New Year’s Eve last year. A few weeks into January 2018, Alana Hadley went to the shelter, fell in love with Ares and decided to take him nome. Alana was interested in adopted Aphrodite too, but she had an adoption pending, the Wisconsin Humane Society noted on Facebook. While it was great that both kittens had secured forever homes, Ares wasn’t having any of that.
The first night in his new home, Ares cried out for his sister. The family gave Ares stuffed animals for comfort, but whenever he was awake, he would cry insistently for Aphrodite.
Thankfully for Ares, Aphrodite’s adoption fell through and Alana wasted no time in bringing Ares to the shelter to reunite with his sister. The duo ran around the room chasing each other and clearly having a blast. So Alana decided to adopt Aphrodite too!
Now, Ares and Aphrodite will never again be separated! “They both love to cuddle and purr like crazy when we are holding them. They sleep most of the day and they cuddle each other when they sleep!” Alana shared with the shelter.
If you’ve ever thought about adding a feline to your family and are in the position to adopt another cat, there are many benefits to doing so. While cats are known for being solitary creatures, they do, in fact, enjoy companionship. Regardless of what most people think, cats are social animals who thrive in bonded pairs. There are so many cats living in shelters who are in need of a forever home. You have the opportunity to save a life and give a lonely animal a lot of happiness!
If you are not in a position to adopt but are looking for other ways to help, then consider fostering a cat. This helps the cat being fostered, the shelter with space, and allows them to save another animal in need. Another way to assist in curving the numbers of homeless cats is by volunteering with local trap-neuter-release programs. This will make sure kittens are not born into homelessness and do not suffer unnecessarily.
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