Toby the cat, from North Carolina, USA, was “met with heartbreak” when he finally returned home.
SPCA of Wake County wrote on Facebook: “The family he thought had loved him took him to a shelter and asked staff to euthanise him.”
The charity was asked by the shelter to take in the cat after it was revealed the family did not want it.
“The shelter called us at the SPCA to ask if we could take him in and help him find a new family,” they wrote. “Of course we said YES!”
Fortunately, Toby has since been adopted by a “cat savvy mum (sic)” who the charity hope can show him “what a loving family is really like.”
“Toby was adopted on Friday the 13th! His lucky day indeed,” officials said. “He was discarded by his first family and now truly has a forever home."
The charity are using Toby’s story to promote their upcoming event entitled “Woofstock” which is coupled with their 2018 Dog Walk.
“If he is willing to walk 12 miles to save his life, will you walk ONE to save thousands of animals like Toby?” officials wrote on Facebook. “Sign-up today.”