Alana Hadley, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, arrived home with her new rescue kitten.
The 4-month-old kitten had come from the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Door County Campus and Hadley was sure that a homeless cat would be happy in his forever home for the first time. It was obvious that something was bothering Ares, he would not stop meowing no matter what Hadley did.
“I originally thought he was meowing because he wanted attention and to be with us,” Hadley said. She tried giving Ares stuffed animals to help comfort him.
But it did not matter what Hadley did, Ares would eventually begin howling again. Hadley had a hunch about what was really wrong.
“I realized it’s probably because he was never away from his sister and wanted her,” Hadley said.
Ares was brought to the shelter as a stray at the end of December with his sister, Aphrodite, a gray tabby.
When Hadley went to the shelter she was interested in adopting both kittens, but someone had already put in an application to adopt Aphrodite. Hadley was then only able to take Ares home.
Hadley told the shelter the night of Ares’ adoption just how upset he was. “He has been almost nonstop meowing until he goes to sleep and then meows again when he’s awake,” she said. “We think he misses his sister and is grieving being taken away from her.”
As luck would have it, Aphrodite’s adoption ended up falling through.
Despite Hadley being pregnant, and already having one dog, she just could not deny Ares the only thing that would make his forever home perfect — his sister.
So she adopted Aphrodite.
Ares and Aphrodite are now in their new loving home spending much of their time in the room that will become the baby’s nursery. When they aren’t playing together, they’re snuggling together, or sneaking up on the dog, Sisko.
“Even if they can see each other they don’t like being right next to each other,” Hadley said.
Ares and Aphrodite will never have to be far apart thanks to Hadley.
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