BOSTON (WFLA/WBZ) – They’re an animal odd couple and now, they have a forever home together!
Kitty is a 6-year-old tabby cat and Leila is a 2-year-old Chihuahua.
They were dropped off at a Boston shelter a few weeks ago in the same carrier.
Staff were able to see how devoted the pair were to each other and special arrangements were made that allowed them to sleep near each other.
Typically, the center houses dogs and cats separately.
After a local news story, the shelter got dozens of inquiries about Kitty and Leila.
Now, they have a new home with a Sudbury couple.
Kitty and Leila’s original owners lost their home and were unable to find a place to live that would accept their pets.
Staff at the adoption center said it’s unusual for a dog and cat to be surrendered together.