A fat cat made headlines last week when Wright-Way Rescue in Illinois made a hilarious ad for the 25-pound feline. The rescue posted the following ad, describing Bruno as, “too cool to be homeless.”
Soon after, they were flooded with inquiries…
TOO COOL TO BE HOMELESS!We're not sure how Bruno hasn't found his forever home yet! He's the COOLEST cat!Hi, my name…
Posted by Wright Way Rescue on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The Facebook post described him as a high-maintenance guy with extra toes. A total of 161 adoption applications flooded in for him. But on August 22nd, 29-year-old Lauren Paris was the official winner of Bruno’s heart.
She said, “When I saw a photo of Bruno that had been shared on Facebook I just…freaked. It was this wild combination of an excited laugh/cry. And I felt this insane drive â I knew I would do whatever it took to be his forever home.”
Knowing this oversized polydactyl cat would be popular, Lauren planned an adoption application that couldn’t be refused.
My Mom wrote a song about me to make sure she caught the attention of @wrightwayrescue – how extra is that? Don’t worry, she also sent in letters of intent and recommendation, videos of her, my Dad, and my new house, all in addition to the official application. They wanted me for all the right reasons! I met them on Saturday and they showered me and my friends with gifts – that better continue once I get home tomorrow! ð
Lauren recorded a song called “Give me that Fat Cat” to go with her application along with submitting letters of reference as well. After catching the shelter’s attention, they knew they had found the most perfectly suited adopter for Bruno.
And as the adoption was finalized, she was pictured crying with joy.
If you’d like to see more of this duo, follow Bruno’s new Instagram page at @theebrunobartlett.