Four hundred days is a long time to wait for a new forever familybut that’s just how long Champas, a scruffy white tom cat, waited as he lived at a shelter for more than a year.
Shy with a big tendency to hide in the shadows and avoid interactions with other, this adorable guy wasn’t exactly being showcased to families looking for the next member of their family.
(Picture: Animal Welfare League NSW)
And so the staff at the home, which is the Animal Welfare League NSW in Australia, hatched a plan.
They actually assigned him a job.
Having been there at the League since December 2015, Champas became the receptionist.
Along with a staff member, he carried out the various duties of a good intern – posting letters, answering phone calls and keeping on top of lots of admin, I assume – all while searching for love.
And to assist him with a few, er, communication issues, the staff came up with their own handwritten campaign (little cardboard signs) which advertise him as a ‘single white male looking for love’.
Or for those who might be seeking a professional, ‘Office cat with impeccable credentials! – CHAMPAS.’
According to the folks ar LoveMeow, the new role soon helped him come out of his shell.
And not before long he found a brand new someone – a man named Nathan, who said via the shelter:
‘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.’
Who doesn’t love a happy ending?