This week, Will Highsmith and his girlfriend decided to welcome a cat into their lives, but they didn't want just any cat. Knowing the importance of adoption when it comes to saving lives, they visited their local animal shelter with the intent of rescuing the cat who seemed the least likely to catch another adopter's eye.
"I wanted to make sure we got an older animal, one who looked like she really needed to go to a home," Highsmith told The Dodo. "That's why we chose Pearl. She's 6 years old and had been there for a while, and she really needed a place. We noticed her appearance, and how angry her face was. She just looked so miserable."