Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by Pets Feed
The store owners had a seemingly brilliant plan: they decided to adopt a cat just to use it as a rat catcher. The adoption was not the result of a desire to care for the animal, it was purely free pest control. Today, store managers admit they got themselves into trouble. They did not expect that their calculated decision would lead to such consequences. It turns out they couldn’t get rid of the animal even if they wanted to.
The cat was going to become a rat catcher
They adopted it to catch mice. Staff at a furniture store decided that rodents scurrying between cabinets were putting off customers. They had a clever plan and to execute it, they went to the local animal shelter.
There they found Leo, who was just waiting for such an opportunity. The tabby kitten took his first job very seriously. They are no longer afraid of rodent invasions – Leo deserves the title of employee of the month. No mouse or rat can hide from its eagle eyes and agile legs.
As soon as news of an adorable kitten working at a furniture store spread across town, curious customers immediately flocked to see the cat during her shift. Having had the opportunity to pet Leo, they couldn’t help themselves. Some people specifically returned to the store, even if they didn’t need furniture.
The hard-working cat has become a customer favorite. There was only one problem
Leo not only became a favorite of the staff and customers at Home Depot, where he worked. The fate of the hardworking kitten was closely followed by Internet users. Numerous photos and videos featuring Leo have flooded social media and the little cat has found a host of loyal fans.
Working in a furniture store is not easy. Leo discovered it while he was struggling with a wound that wouldn’t heal. That’s when the kitten started wearing a distinctive vest that made him look even more like a store employee.
The material covering the scratch was intended to protect the animal from infection of the wound. The problem emerged in the spring and summer, when high temperatures began to take their toll. Worried that the cat was overheating, the obstinately stubborn customers began removing Leo’s protective cape, explaining that they were worried. Little did they know that by doing so, they were simply exposing the animal to other health problems.
Leo the cat remains a customer favorite. They come back to pet him
Attempts to remove the cat’s vest were so frequent and persistent that staff had to do something. Verbal warnings didn’t work, so they decided to take another step.
Please don’t take off Leo’s shirt – read the message posted in several places around the store.
Although this helped somewhat, some people still did not understand that the animal’s vest was not an instrument of torture but was intended to help it recover.
When the serious injury on the cat’s body finally healed, the staff could breathe easier. They always loved to dress the cat in colorful T-shirts – this became the trademark of the stray animal in the store. However, they were less irritated by the customers’ behavior, because it was no longer about the cat’s health, but only about aesthetics.
Leo remains a favorite among customers visiting the Home Depot furniture store in Mount Laurel, in the US state of New Jersey. Satisfied buyers can feel safe when there is a cat around who will give them a helping hand when needed.
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