This Cat Has Been Waiting In Shelter For More Than 400 Days, So The Staff Came Up With A Plan

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This patient little fellow has been living in Animal Welfare League for over a year. That’s more than 400 days, and it’s certainly 400 days too long to live without a family, so the shelter’s staff came up with a brilliant adoption campaign idea.

Champas the cat arrived at the Animal Welfare League (NSW, Australia) back in December 2015. He was super shy, hiding in the shelter’s corners and shadows, avoiding the slightest interaction with anyone.

Since then, many animals were adopted, but people kept passing Champas. The staff over at Animal Welfare League decided to boost his adoption chances by making him socialize more, so they assigned Champas as a feline receptionist, working at the front desk.

This marked the beginning of a new era. Meeting more and more people, Champas realized not all of them are bad. The kitty grew to love shelter’s visitors and started purring for their attention. Everyone knew, Champas was ready for a forever home. The shelter came up with an adoption campaign for the kitty, and 436 days after his arrival, Champas went home with his new dad, Nathan. “To everyone who is wondering what happened to Champas the long term resident of Kemps Creek – he came home with me today, and after biting my hand, went straight to sleep,” Nathan said via Animals Welfare League.

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Champas the cat arrived at Animal Welfare League (NSW, Australia) all the way back in December 2015

He was super shy, hiding in the shelter’s corners and shadows, avoiding the slightest interaction with anyone

When Champas had been living in the shelter for over a year, the staff decided to boost his adoption chances

So they made him Animal Welfare League’s feline receptionist, working at the front desk

Meeting more and more people, Champas realized not all of them are bad

The kitty grew to love shelter’s visitors and started purring for their attention

Finally, 436 days after his arrival, Champas went to a forever home with his new dad, Nathan

“Champas the long term resident of Kemps Creek – he came home with me today, and after biting my hand, went straight to sleep,” Nathan said