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Khaleesi - A Petfinder Happy Tail

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Adopted from Bergen County Animal Shelter, Teterboro, NJ

Khaleesi - posted 11/20/2013

From Carly of Waldwick, NJ

It was a year ago that my fiancé and I had agreed on adopting a kitten. We had talked for weeks about “the perfect kittenâ€. It was going to be female, very young, and mostly white with blue eyes. We visited numerous shelters and organizations looking for this kitten. About a month later I decided to visit the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, NJ. It became abundantly clear that there were hundreds of cats that needed forever homes. I told myself right there and then that I was not leaving that shelter without adopting a cat. I walked through multiple rooms looking for a cat or kitten that caught my eye, and there she was. Her name was Courtney. She was gray and white with green eyes and fully grown. I quickly sent my fiancé a picture of her while I waited for staff to open her cage. When staff opened her cage door and reached in to pick her up, she hid immediately toward the back of her crate. I was starting to wonder if maybe she wasn’t the right cat for us after all. The staff stepped aside and I knelt down to gently rest my hand near the front of her cage. She came quickly to my hand and walked right into my arms. I was sold, I couldn’t fill out the paperwork soon enough. She is the smartest, most caring and loveable cat I have ever met and I’ll never forget the day I adopted her.

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