Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Don’t Miss This Happy Tail Ending


Do you remember my  blog post a week or so ago about darling Koko? Another “friendly” colony cat Mom L collected to set on the path to adoption. If you recall, he was returned and things were not easy for Koko after being ignored by his adopter for two months before they returned him to the shelter.

Well, Dad P and Mom L were visiting him every other day at Pet Food Express where he was moved to by the shelter. A great location for him but he still languished and remained in hiding. The staff are all cat savvy and expert adoption counselors, but they began to fear he might need to go back to the shelter as he didn’t appear to be making progress. But they agreed to keep him another week. Thank Ceiling Cat they did!! Slowly Koko began to stick his head out of his cubby hiding spot.

He moved closer to the opening and was now keeping his eye open, not shut tight to close out the world.

So the last time Mom L and Dad P saw Koko, they were visiting him as usual. But as they approached the enclosure where he and Gemma were housed, they thought their eyes were playing tricks on them. There was Koko, out of his hiding place, walking tall and proud across a bench in his enclosure!!! Mom L was so stunned she forgot to even take a photo.

Now just what managed to get Koko to gain confidence enough to stroll around his enclosure?? Go on, what do you think happened?

Come’on…just take my paw and let’s go home

Ok, I’ll tell you. We all feared that as more and more kittens were being moved from the shelter to the location where Gemma and Koko were that people would really ignore them. They are after all adults and black.


Here is who gave Koko his mojo back!! KITTENS!!!!

When the staff placed three kittens in the same enclosure with Koko and Gemma. Koko decided they needed a big brother to show them around! It was amazing! He had been out and about and even drew the attention of not one, not two but THREE potential adopters!

Mom L and Dad P went in to visit him and lo and behold, he PLAYED with a feather toy with Mom L! The video is only 17 seconds and worth the watch!

Koko even allowed Mom L to take him onto her lap and he didn’t try to leave! What a change.

I got you little feather!

Koko was adopted about two hours after Mom L and Dad P left him that day. A nice woman who knows cats fell in love with Koko and the staff did a thorough vetting of her before they all agreed that Koko had indeed found his forever home.

Please wish Koko well in his new home and life. I hope you enjoy learning about the colony cats we help with my Paw It Forward Project—Project Delta View Cats. Let me hear in comments if you wanna learn more about the colony and the other cats who have had successful adoptions.



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25 thoughts on “Don’t Miss This Happy Tail Ending

  1. meowmeowmans on said:

    This is so, so wonderful! Hooray for Koko and his new human! Thank you all for giving Koko a chance. 🙂

  2. HURRAH Koko!!!! You did it! You found a fur ever home!! Well dun Lady El an Mistur pete fur nevurr givin uppy on Koko an helpin him.
    **Hi-5’sss** Dharth Henry =^,.^=

  3. Oh my mouses! This is WONDERFUL news. Yup, sometimes some kittens can bring the kitten out in us adult cats. I’m so happy to hear Koko responded well to the young ‘uns and won the heart of a forever peep. PURRS.

  4. That’s wonderful news! Yay for Koko!

  5. Bruce Mazur on said:

    Let’s hope all goes well for the kitty.

  6. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    That is such a heart warming story. I hope KoKo will be very happy in his new home.

  7. Nice to read a story with a happy ending. Funny how it just suddenly turned around from bad to good. Hope Koko settles in to his new home and everyone there is happy.

  8. Claudia on said:

    What a sweet story, thanks for sharing!! So glad Koko found his furever home!! 🙂 🙂

  9. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We hope Koko lives happily ever after!

  10. 15andmeowing on said:

    I love happy endings 🙂

  11. The Island Cats on said:

    OMC! That’s such great news about Koko. We hope he does well in his new home.

  12. catladymac on said:

    What a great story ! It is surprising how often an older cat (even a male) will take over as if they were mentoring kittens ! They really feel & understand each other.

  13. I wanted to cheer like mad when I read this. It was like a thriller story – will he, won’t he? What happened next!?!?!?! Oh my cat.

    Koko I hope you are in your forever home. Be safe, be well and good fortune follow in your pawsteps.

    Silver and Marjorie

  14. Oh, yay! Good luck in your new forever home. You have been very brave!

    Love and licks,

  15. Yay for Koko ! Great news ! We’re so happy he found a forever home ! Purrs

  16. S & S….we loves happee tail storeez sew yes pleez, due share sum…koko…dood….we iz BUZZED happee for ewe ♥♥ a most happee gotcha day N heerz ta yeerz oh happeez N healtheez in yur new forevers ♥♥♥ 🙂

  17. We wish Koko all the best in his new home and hope the adopters are willing to let him grow into his home at his own pace.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  18. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Bless Koko and his forever mom. He’s so gorgeous how amazing he eventually learned to trust people. I love hearing about the colony cats you rescue and help it’s such a great thing you do. Bless you all.x

  19. Turtle Lover on said:

    yay Koko! blessings for his new family! 🙂

  20. ATCAD on said:

    We are so happy Koko found a home best wishes for him and his lady.

  21. We are so very happy for Koko, happy dance!

  22. OH that makes me so happy. Thank goodness he came out of his shell and who knows what he endured with the people who did not understand him. The one thing I can say is they brought him back as opposed to just turning him loose, thank heaven.

  23. That is great news about Koko – he just needs patience. Maybe he needed a kitten too… just a thought.

  24. Hope Koko enjoys his furever home!

  25. I hope this new homer owner has patience. Koko needs a patient adopter. It took my cat several months not to panick when I was in the same room as she was. And seven months until she wanted to be pet. I let her lead the way – and now I have a confident and loving little thing (who complains loudly that I do not come and run and play with her immediately!)

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