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The SPCA of Wake County says Toby the cat walked 12 miles back to his family after they rejected him. Then, they tried to euthanize him. Now, he's found a new, loving home. (Photo courtesy SPCA of Wake County).

Family tries euthanizing cat after it walked 12 miles to return home


By: KATU News

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home.

According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family, but they took him to a shelter to put him down.

Thankfully, the shelter called the SPCA to ask if they could take him in and help him find a new family.

On April 13, Toby was adopted by a new family.

β€œHe has three new siblings (one feline and two human) and a cat-savvy mom to show him what a loving family is really like,” the SPCA of Wake County said in a Facebook post.

Toby now has his own Instagram account with nearly 5,000 followers. You can follow him at @a.cat.named.toby


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