'Sad And Depressed' Shelter Cat Is Unrecognizable In His New Home

Sad and Depressed Shelter Cat Transforms Into Joyful Feline in Loving Forever Home

Fishtopher, a 5-year-old rescue cat, couldn’t conceal his longing for a place to call home. His face, a canvas of emotion, told a tale of sadness in the confines of New Jersey’s Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center. In pursuit of companionship, Fishtopher displayed a need for human presence, consuming food only when visitors graced his crate. This charming feline’s disposition captured the hearts of shelter staff, stirring them to set up a Petfinder profile filled with words that mirrored his sweet nature—friendly, affectionate, and cuddly.

The quest for Fishtopher’s forever home took an unexpected turn when a heart-tugging post by Molly Clarke on Twitter showcased this adorable cat’s disheartened expression.

The traction was immediate; the tweet sent waves across the internet, ushering in a flood of inquiries and widening the doors to potential homes. Charged with excitement, Laura Folts and Tanner Callahan spotted the tweet and felt an instant connection, fueling a two-hour drive to the shelter to meet Fishtopher.

In no time, his life took a joyful leap as he left the shelter, signs of shyness giving way to trust in his new caregivers’ arms. Twitter/@mollyaclarke Facebook post Twitter/@honkinn