Homeless Ginger Cat Miraculously Rescued By Giant Tortoise

Homeless Ginger Cat Miraculously Rescued By Giant Tortoise

On a sunny spring afternoon, an Arkansas resident witnessed something very unusual.

A cat had clawed his way up the resident’s screen door and was meowing very loudly.

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A Turtle Stalker

At first, the resident thought the cat might be in trouble. However, the cat seemed physically healthy. Nothing appeared to be wrong.

It wasn’t long before the resident figured out what was happening. Roaming around the house was his pet tortoise, Abraham.

The cat must have caught sight of the turtle and was trying to stalk him!

Everywhere the tortoise would go, the cat would follow by running up to the nearest window he could observe the tortoise through.

This cat was on a serious mission!

A Lucky Day For the Turtle Stalker

It just so happened that the resident had hired a cleaning service to work in the house that day.

The cleaning service employee reached out to Shadi from National Kitty to rescue the cat.

Shadi accepted him with open arms and fell in love immediately.

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“He was such a sweet and goofy cat. He had definitely been around people before and I suspect he had been abandoned” Shadi tells National Kitty.

Shadi named him Toby after the red headed character on the popular TV show, The Office. It didn’t take long for Toby to make himself at home.

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“He acted like he owned the place as soon as he walked in! It was the weirdest thing,” Shadi tells National Kitty.

He guzzled down his tasty wet food and was eager for more. He was very affectionate from the start and loved to snuggle.

Shadi tells National Kitty, “Most cats usually hide or start smelling around the house. He just plopped down and made himself comfortable!”

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A Cardboard Obsession

It was at Shadi’s house that Toby discovered his new passion – cardboard.

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Shadi had moved the other cats to another room, but their toys were still laying out.

One of these toys was a vertical cardboard scratching board infused with catnip spray.

Toby could not keep his hands off of the cardboard. He spent a good hour scratching it, pawing at it, and even chewing it!

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To this day he still loves shredding cardboard. But Toby doesn’t discriminate – he will squeeze himself into any cardboard box or paper bag he can get his paws on.

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Safety First

Before Toby could interact with his new cat brothers, he had to go to the vet for a health screening.

Toby did not have any pre-existing diseases, but he was covered with fleas.

He received flea medication and was flea-free in no time. After he was neutered and vaccinated, he was ready to meet his new cat family!

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A Special Bond

Toby’s brothers, Moosh and Oliver, accepted him very quickly. Shadi’s oldest cat, Moosh, had always been very wary of strangers and other cats, but he put all of this aside for Toby.

“Moosh is very protective of his territory. I was surprised that he accepted Toby so quickly!” Shadi tells National Kitty.

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Shadi’s second cat, Oliver, was only 6 months old at the time. He was an energetic kitten who was very excited to have a new playmate!

Toby and Oliver are constantly playing together. They both have a lot of energy and enjoy going on new adventures together!

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Happily Ever After

Shadi and her boyfriend, Shaun, love Toby to pieces. He’s a special cat with some quirky behavior that always keeps them giggling.

Shadi and Shaun are so grateful that Toby was caught stalking a tortoise that day.

Because of that tortoise, they have a wonderful new member of their cat family that they couldn’t imagine life without.

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13 Replies to “Homeless Ginger Cat Miraculously Rescued By Giant Tortoise”

  1. I have 4 rescues, the last 2 days old and bottle fed for over a month. I lost my husband 4 months ago and would not have made it but for the love of my 4 babies. My 3 daughters have rescues as well. We have a lot of love in this family

  2. A very good story, I have taken in 3 more rescues.. I have a friend that wants to bring in another kitty, but she is afraid her cat will not accept the new cat

  3. Wonderful story! I am always happy when animals in great need get wonderful loving homes. I wish all cats and other animals in need could all be rescued. I love all these kitty stories … thanks so much!

  4. Wow! What a heartwarming and inspiring story! I rescued my orange tabby, Susan from a parking lot and the rest is history! When we adopted her sister, Rosie, a few years later, there was some tension, but now they’re best friends and play every night. They even team up on me when they want something! Thanks so much for your kindness! God bless you and Toby!

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