Ellie, a 4-year-old black and white cat from Virginia, went viral on Twitter with her “sad” life story.
On December 12th, Twitter user @revengegrill wrote, “This is the saddest thing I have ever seen. This cat wanted to cuddle his owner at night and was returned to the shelter.” See the tweet at the bottom of this article.)
The tweet included an image of Ellie and her info sheet.
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The cat’s ‘voice’ reads, ‘I was crying outside my bedroom door because I wanted to sleep with a human at night but it wasn’t allowed so I came back’.
The tweet was retweeted over 10,000 times and received over 71,000 likes in just three days.
Ellie was at PetSmart’s location in Chester, Virginia, and said the cat was “literally such a love bug that it did nothing to deserve it.”
According to the info sheet, Ellie is 4 years old, has been spayed and has all her vaccinations.
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Kate Balow, owner of Meow Stories Central VA Cat Rescue, facilitates the adoption of Ellie.
In a telephone interview with Fox News Digital, she said that Ellie’s viral fame has resulted in about 25 applications to adopt the ill-fated kitten.
She was scheduled to meet potential adoptees on Friday, Dec. 16, said Balow, who said she was confident Ellie would go home with one of them.
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“She’s a really cute little black and white woman,” said Balow. “She is very friendly.”
Ellie originally came to Meow Stories after a shelter in West Virginia was overcrowded and unable to accommodate her, Balow also said.
She was adopted last August, she continued, when the adoptee began having an affair with someone who was allergic to cats.
As a result, Ellie was barred from entering the couple’s bedroom. Barrow said this made her very upset.
So Ellie is back in Meow Stories.
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Balow’s organization has no physical shelter. Instead, facilitate adoptions with the help of foster parents, he says, Balow.
The group has partnered with a local PetSmart to showcase available cats.
Ellie was left with little notice to the local PetSmart, Balow said.
“Such [the former owner] Called us and we agreed to bring her back. We always bring her cat home,” she said.
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“And I mean, this story is really sad because he [the previous owner] I couldn’t even wait for my husband to go to the PetSmart store,” says Balow.
“He literally put her on a carrier and ran there and left her there with a PetSmart employee until her husband got there.”
The Meow Stories website describes the organization as a “non-profit, all-volunteer, foster-based cat rescue” founded in 2009.
“Meow Stories primarily focuses on underserved rural shelters throughout Virginia under Interstate 64, private rescue teams in these areas, and several in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. We specialize in cats and kittens from that rural shelter,” the site says.
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For Balow, it’s all about finding the perfect home for her cats in need.
“We are a small, efficient rescue. We don’t do much advertising or marketing,” she said. “I’m not about my ego.”
Her organization facilitates about 1,000 adoptions a year, she said, with cats from neighboring states as well as from around the world.
She added that recently she received many cats from rescuers in Kuwait.
Running her organization with foster families means most cats are adopted within two weeks, Balow said.
Ellie herself surrendered about a week before she achieved viral fame on Twitter.
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To prevent future situations like Ellie’s, potential cat adopters are advised to pay more attention to a prospective cat’s personality rather than specific traits such as fur length, breed, or color. increase.
“Never rely on a cat’s appearance,” she said when choosing a furry friend.
She continued, “Personally, some people prefer a more independent cat, while others prefer a more cuddly cat. ‘ or ‘Oh, it must be orange tabby. Long hair.'”
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“And you should really think long and hard about what personality you want, what fits your lifestyle,” she said.
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She has a soft spot for cats with special needs.
“I know a lot of people go by breed. I like the ‘imperfect and perfect’ breed,” she said.
Ellie was adopted over the weekend, Fox News Digital learned late Sunday.