I took Templeton in as a foster when he was only a few weeks old. He was a little fur ball at the time who could fit in my hands, and he had been through a lot; he’d been stuck in a drain pipe of a house for four days, meowing until the owners found him and took him to a shelter. He had worms, was starving and would almost certainly have not survived as a black cat in the month of October, which is why it was lucky that Much Love volunteer Ruthanne Secunda was there to take him. I had two cats at the time, Daisy and Pip, who hated but mostly avoided each other, so I was slightly worried that Templeton wouldn’t get along with them either. However, he has the most amazing personality and immediately won them both over. After a few weeks of taking him to the adoption event, my boyfriend and I realized we couldn’t split up Templeton from Pip, especially, and we decided to adopt. He is the sweetest, most affectionate cat we’ve ever been in contact with, and purrs constantly. He’s also completely changed the dynamic of the cats in our house, and is already the alpha. We couldn’t love him any more and are so grateful to Much Love and the work they do for animals in need.