27-pound abandoned cat found his 'Happily-Ever-After'

Imagine the expression on the staff's faces at the animal shelter in Tracy, California, when they opened a box on their doorstep with an extraordinary sized cat stared wide-eyed at them in surprise.

"You never knew how big he was until he came out. It was shocking to everyone who would take the time to peek under his blanket or talk sweetly to him to get him to come out," Beth Palacios, an Animal Services Officer at the Tracy Animal Shelter, told Love Meow.

Follow us on Twitter @amomama_usa to hear more about this big cuddly 27-pound cat and how his life turned around for the better when he finds his 'forever home'. 

Tracy Animal Services took the big cat in after being abandoned at their doorstep. From day one, he won their hearts and was as eager to love them.

The cat name Tommy Boy, was overwhelmed by the strange, new environment and unfamiliar faces at first, and hid under a blanket for comfort. 

"He was a lover boy, purr machine!"

Along with the other animals, Tommy Boy would be placed in a cage, waiting for a new loving family to adopt him. A lady named Alex spotted the big boy and immediately fell in love. 

"I went into the cat room and they had a few kittens and adult cats, as I passed by one of the kennels I noticed a pet bed that seemed to be moving and realized there was definitely a cat hiding under it, I could see two bright blue eyes peeking out."

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"To my surprise 27.2 pounds of cat wiggled out from under that blanket. He was definitely scared of this new environment but was kneading his paws and letting out little meows while rubbing against my hand through the bars. I instantly fell in love with him."

Even though Tommy Boy wasn't ready for adoption until the hold period was over, she couldn't wait to give him the loving home he deserved. 

"To my surprise 27.2 pounds of cat wiggled out from under that blanket. He was definitely scared of this new environment but was kneading his paws and letting out little meows while rubbing against my hand through the bars. I instantly fell in love with him."

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Alex went back to visit him to build some familiarity with him and the two of them were meant for each other.

"I spent some time again petting him, and knew by my third trip this was definitely the guy for our family," 

Adoption day was nerve-wracking as Alex stood in line waiting impatiently to grab Tommy Boy in her hands and take him home.

"A line started gathering behind me as it got closer to opening, I was sure everyone had to be waiting there to adopt him like I was," 

Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy

"When the shelter opened, the original officer I had met the first day was there, she recognized me and asked how many people were there to adopt Tommy boy, luck be on my side. I was the only one there waiting to adopt him and he came home."

The staff at the shelter were relieved that Tommy Boy had found a loving forever home. Beth, one of the shelter staff believed that it was meant to be and that he was destined to find a loving home.

"Of course, it was fate because she happened to be a vet tech who wanted to give him the healthy life he deserved and not just marvel at his awesomely large physique."

After a good diet was set in motion, Tommy adjusted to his new home and even shared the bed with them. 

"Tommy had so many changes within a week's time. One of the conditions of his adoption was to monitor his weight, and bring him down to a healthy size."

Big kitty

Big kitty

"He loves to chase the laser pointer light for exercise."

Tommy is doing well and is on a high protein feline diet. He's lost 4.4 pounds and is more energetic than ever. He is one happy kitty since his adopted family.

"He is a big time cuddler and sleeps in our bed on my pillow every night. Most nights when I go to bed, he puts his head on top of my head, he is a very happy guy," Alex told Love Meow.

Kitty kitty

Kitty kitty

"He loves to talk and loves all of the attention he gets at home from myself and our kids. He has become best friends with our dog named Dude who we rescued from the animal shelter fall of last year."

The abandoned cat who was left alone in a box outside a shelter has gotten a second chance at life and happiness with a loving family. He's thriving and living healthy and happy and is dearly loved by his new family. 

Another happy ending for you is only a click away when this man transforms his home into a sanctuary for over 100 abandoned cats. This story will touch your heart and warm your soul. It gives us hope that there are still caring, selfless people in the world. 

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