Man Lets Cat In Apartment Before Hurricane, Promises Her A Forever Home

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on September 4, 2017

In the midst of the havoc that Hurricane Harvey wreaked on Texas, heartwarming rescue stories have surfaced and continue to emerge.

One such story is of a young tortie who decided she’d seek refuge a couple days before the storm hit. She must’ve sensed that something big was about to happen, and luckily, found a place where she was welcome!

The person who brought her into safety was Brett, an animal lover that couldn’t wait to share a photo of his new buddy on Reddit.

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“This little gal literally walked into my apartment 2 days before the hurricane hit. Meet Harvey!” he posted.

While Brett was more than willing to take in another furry roommate – he also has a dog, named Rowan – he did want to make sure that nobody was missing the kitty.

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“I posted signs all over my apartment complex and haven’t gotten any word so yea, I guess I have a cat now!” he wrote, adding that he’d take her to the vet to check for a microchip once the clinics re-opened.

In the meantime, Harvey made herself at home and enjoyed the creature comforts of life with a loving human while they all hunkered down indoors. She’s even warming up to Rowan!

Image Source: Brett


A few days ago, Brett was able to give us an update.

“It’s been a pretty harrowing week but we have come out the other side relatively unscathed,” he told iHeartCats.

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Brett told us, “As an adult I have personally never had a cat, but like my mom I can’t say no to an animal in need.”

“I grew up in the sticks and we always had a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and whatever else we could foster. My mom actually once stopped her car on the freeway to grab a scared stray dog. Baby girl lived happily with us for the next 6 years.”

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We’re so glad that Brett and his companions are doing well. We know that no matter what happens, he’ll make sure that Harvey is in a loving forever home!

Special thanks to Brett for his caring compassion, and for letting us share this heartwarming story!