A volunteer offered a little rescued kitten a foster home, but the kitty had plans of his own.
Earlier this year, McComb Animal Shelter in McComb, Mississippi took in a kitten who needed a lot of TLC. A Good Samaritan rescued him from a bad situation when she found him on the street being tossed around by some young people.
Madison VanNess, a volunteer at the shelter, came to visit the little guy when she heard meowing coming from his kennel. As she got closer, he cried even more eagerly, begging for attention and pets.
“I picked him up and he was just purring away in my arms. He climbed onto my shoulders and was rubbing my face. It was love at first sight,” Madison told Love Meow.
“He was so pitiful and dirty. We kept him at the shelter for a few days to make sure he was in decent health, and then I took him home to foster.”
Madison named him Gatsby. Just like her previous fosters, she thought he would stay with her until he was ready for adoption. But the Snowshoe kitty had a different plan.
The moment they entered the house, Gatsby instantly made himself at home. He was not afraid of anything and would approach anyone with confidence.
“He curled up in a ball with my dachshunds and fell asleep. Neither of my cats I own intimidated him. He ran around the house like a maniac and curled up in my arms when he was calm,” Madison said.
“I’ve fostered many kitties before, but none adapted as quickly as Gatsby.”
Gatsby is quite the character. He loves to speak his mind and insists on making himself heard every time he wants something.
“He’s super vocal. He craves attention from everyone and makes friends easily.”
“He loves snuggling right up next to your face and receiving lots of pets and scratches behind the ears. He wrestles with our female dachshund, Willow, and will follow our male dachshund, Oreo, around the house.”
Watch Gatsby’s journey and hear his meow in this video: