A friend of Kruzan's had been at the shelter looking to adopt a dog. That friend happened upon Fat Pat and, thinking Kruzan might like her, texted her a photo. That was basically that for Fat Pat the cat.
"I just kind of fell in love," Kruzan tells The Dodo. "Her little face, and how lonely she looked."
When Kruzan came in to meet her new beloved, Fat Pat was similarly smitten. Folks from the shelter could see right away that the tragically unlucky cat had finally caught her big break.
"When I picked her up, she just put her arm around me and hugged me," says Kruzan.
"We knew she'd gotten the right one," says Billhymer.