Is it possible for a cat to show too much affection? It may sound bizarre, but a family gave back a cat they had adopted due to this very reason. However, the story does have a positive ending.
Bruno, a charming buff and white tabby, quickly became the talk of the town at Montville Animal Shelter in New Jersey. His sudden popularity was due to a viral social media post that drew people from far and wide to adopt him. This event led to almost all the cats at the shelter finding new homes. What made Bruno so special, you ask? Surprisingly, he was returned to the shelter because his previous owners found him too affectionate and unable to focus on their work. This was not the first time Bruno had been returned, as a child from his first adopted family developed allergies. A mother and child eventually adopted Bruno, but soon realized his love for snuggles and being close was too much for them to handle. Lindsay Persico, a spokesperson for the shelter, recounted the story to local news outlets.
According to Persico, the reason for Bruno’s return to the shelter was because he was too affectionate and was interfering with the work of the mother who works from home. The cat would constantly headbutt her and insist on sleeping in the daughter’s bed, resulting in the latter staying up late to play with the former. However, this problem is not uncommon, and there are ways to survive working with cats. When Bruno was brought back to the shelter, he became depressed, and Persico decided to share his story on Facebook. Her post went viral, reaching hundreds of thousands of views, and as a result, Bruno went from being rejected to the most wanted kitty. His story attracted around 50 families who wished to adopt him, but a family had already chosen him before the post went viral. The shelter received an influx of interest due to the attention Bruno received.
According to Persico, many individuals came to meet Bruno at their doorstep, resulting in the adoption of almost all the cats in their store. As a result, only two black cats remain in their adoption room. Persico views this as a positive response, and if you live nearby, you should check out those black kitties since they are considered good luck. Bruno, the overly affectionate cat, garnered so much attention that NorthJersey.com provided an update on him. Before he became an internet sensation, Catherine and Andrew from Denville planned to adopt Bruno after seeing him on the shelter’s Petfinder website. However, after seeing the Facebook post go viral, they quickly acted and adopted Bruno.
According to Andrew, their application to adopt Bruno was made before the post went viral. However, a few hours later, Catherine sent him a screenshot of the post with over a thousand shares, worrying about their chances of adopting Bruno. Despite their concerns, Catherine and Andrew were grateful for the perfect timing that allowed them to adopt Bruno before he became an internet sensation. The Denville couple had already spotted Bruno on the shelter’s Petfinder website the day before the post went viral and felt that he was the perfect pet for them. With their quick action, they were able to give Bruno a loving home.
Catherine expressed that the timing of adopting Bruno was impeccable and it felt like destiny. The first meeting between the couple and Bruno was filled with love at first sight. According to Catherine, Bruno came across as an outgoing and friendly cat and when they held him for the first time, he snuggled into her neck with excitement. Upon arriving at his new home, Bruno appeared a bit anxious initially, but soon enough, his overly affectionate personality emerged. He would wake his humans up with headbutts, which they found adorable. Catherine had a special fondness for Bruno and even worked from home to make sure he was comfortable in his new surroundings. We congratulate Bruno, his new family, and the Montville Animal Shelter in New Jersey for finding their forever companion.
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