It’s true that cats have their own unique personalities. And sometimes, society likes to tell us that cats aren’t loving animals or capable of showing affection. Well, one caring kitty recently put those stereotypes to shame.
In a video that’s quickly garnered a lot of attention, we get a heartbreaking glimpse at a cat in such need of love and affection that he literally becomes “unputdownable.”
It all started when Washington natives Jessica Parken and her fiancé Andy Brumagen visited a local “mom and pop” store. They were immediately drawn to a large tabby cat in a kitty condo.
When Jessica and Andy took him out to say hello, the cat was very friendly. So much so that when Jessica tried to put him down, he latched on.
He didn’t want to be let go.
The cat hugged and snuggled her as if to say, “Please take me with you. I want someone to love me.” The cat’s desperate need for affection moved Jessica to tears.
The couple affectionately named the cat “Clutch,” however, they were forced to leave him behind. The couple later admitted that as much as they wanted to take Clutch home that day, they simply couldn’t.
For everyone who keeps asking why we couldn’t take him is because we have a 19 year old cat at home who needs constant love and affection and would probably get very depressed and die if we brought another animal home and we have a three year old child as well.
It turns out Clutch was a resident at the mom and pop store because he didn’t get along with other animals and wasn’t good with kids — qualities that severely limited his adoption prospects at the time.
But thanks to Andy and Jessica’s Facebook video, adoption requests flooded into the store. That led to some very good news!
Hopefully, this story will inspire more kind people to open their homes to animals in need of love and compassion. Watch the touching moment between Jessica and Clutch in the video below, and please share to spread some love for adopting animals!
Hey everyone, thank you for all the love on this video. We have gotten word that this guy has found a home. For everyone who keeps asking why we couldn't take him is because we have a 19 year old cat at home who needs constant love and affection and would probably get very depressed and die if we brought another animal home and we have a three year old child as well. We were told that he does not do well with other animals and/or children. So, that is the reason why we couldn't take him ourselves. Thanks to us posting this video in a local group he had a stack of applicants and they narrowed it down to one.
Posted by Andy Brumagen on Sunday, January 21, 2018
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