This Unusual Animal Trio Stunned Volunteers When They Arrived At A Shelter Together

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An unlikely trio arrived at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS), a shelter in Wisconsin, USA, in early March 2017. Volunteers were understandably surprised to receive a cat, a dog and a rat that had all been abandoned by the same owner.

 

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The cat, Jack, the rat, Tweaks, and the dog, Sasha, were extremely close and had formed an extremely strong, if slightly unusual, friendship.

 

The feline's eyesight was fading and he was almost entirely dependent on his canine friend to guide and calm him. Jennifer Ollanketo, a member of staff from the OAHS explains:

 

She calms Jack and if Jack is away from Sasha too long he gets very upset.

 

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In fact, during their routine veterinary examination, Jack refused to cooperate unless Sasha was by his side.

 

However, Tweaks is by no means left out and loves to play with his four-pawed siblings.

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Source: Oshkosh Area Humane Society

 

The three animals all shared a room together after volunteers quickly realized that separating them was not an option.

 

Three weeks after their arrival, a family arrived at the shelter with the aim of adopting both a cat and a dog, and volunteers seized their opportunity to keep the trip together.

 

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Source: Oshkosh Area Humane Society

 

They were introduced to the three unusual friends straight away.

 

Luckily, Kathy Berens and her daughter were completely charmed by the trio and didn't hesitate to adopt them all together, despite their lack of experience with rats.

 

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Tweaks, Sasha and Jack are now making themselves at home in their new family. While volunteers from the OAHS shelter are sad to see the special group leave, they are nonetheless comforted by the fact that the cat, the rat, and the dog will be able to stay together for the rest of their lives.

 

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Source: Oshkosh Area Humane Society

 

Watch the adorable video of Tweaks, Sasha and Jack below:

 

The Rat PackWe have a love triangle going on here at OAHS. And it involves a dog, a cat and a rat! Tweaks (rat), Sasha (dog) and Jack (cat) came from the same house and we'd really like to keep this trio together because, well….they love each other! Jack the cat is visually impaired and he depends on Sasha for emotional support. Sasha the dog loves Tweaks the rat and Tweaks just loves everyone! Take a look at this video compilation of The Rat Pack and consider keeping this little family together by adopting all three!

Published by Oshkosh Area Humane Society  on Sunday, March 19, 2017

 

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