They gave him away to another family. But he missed them so much he walked 12 miles to be home with the family he loved.
And what was Toby’s reward for such love and devotion? It was a trip to a North Carolina shelter to be euthanized. When the shelter staff asked why the family said, “it was because they no longer wanted him.”
This appalling attitude was unacceptable to the shelter staff so they rang the SPCA of Wake County to see if they would take Toby in and find him a home. They posted “Of course we said YES,” and Toby, along with his heartbreaking story was made famous.
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On their facebook page, the SPCA posted, “Toby is safe here at the SPCA Pet Adoption Center waiting to find his forever home. He would prefer to be the only cat in his home. We hope his story inspired you to take a stand for animals in need.”
Toby was the star for the shelter’s 2018 Dog Walk and Woofstock. They used his story and came up with the line: ‘If he is willing to walk 12 miles to save his life, will you walk ONE to save thousands of animals like Toby?’
It did not take long before the perfect family came to adopt Toby. His new family is showering him with the love he deserves. Help shelter animals and reward your own pet with Rescue Box! It is a win-win!