After learning that a stray cat had free run of the class, one student's parents lodged a complaint with school officials, saying that it could pose a health risk. Administrators then told İvaşcu that that Tombi had to go.
The class was devastated — and the cat was too.
"We found a home for Tombi and he stayed three days there, but he was not happy. He stopped eating," İvaşcu said. "So I took him in at my house, but also here he was not very happy."
Tombi's friends at the school even wrote letters to try and cheer him up.