12 Saves of Christmas: Pepe (Save #5)

Every holiday season we celebrate our ‘12 Saves of Christmas’ and count down 12 of our most memorable adoption stories from the year. Visit our blog daily to see who else we feature, with our final and most memorable story announced Christmas Day!

In June of 2014 the ARLGP received 21 cats removed from a home in Washington County by the State of Maine Animal Welfare Department. The cats were in rough shape, with almost all of them needing dental extractions and treatment for upper respiratory infections. They were also very under-socialized and required volunteers and staff to work with them daily to make them feel safe and comfortable in their new environment.

One of the oldest cats the ARLGP received was Pepe. Pepe was extremely shy and afraid upon his arrival to the ARLGP. He spent most of his time in his kennel hiding from people. We worked with him daily, as we knew he was a lovely cat who was waiting to trust before showing his affection.

One day an adopter visited the ARLGP and noticed Pepe and his beautiful tiger coat. We explained Pepe’s history and how he came to be at the ARLGP. The adopter decided to take a chance on Pepe, and took him home. We are happy to report Pepe is doing great in his new home. We get regular updates about “Old Man Pepe” on facebook, and couldn’t be happier that he is flourishing in his new home with his human parents and feline brother.

pepeWe think Pepe’s story is an awesome one. He came from a tough situation, and is now enjoying the spoils of affection and attention in his new home.

We can’t wait to get our next “Old Man Pepe” update…



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