"We just loved the photo that his new family sent us with Nutmeg's little smile!" said Doerner. "Everyone at the shelter who knew Nutmeg realized just what a sweet, special kitty he was — so seeing him relaxed, happy and loved in his new home was really the greatest reward of all."
Nutmeg's face may be uniquely expressive, but the sadness he felt is not. There are plenty of other cats in shelters eager to find adopters, like the couple who welcomed Nutmeg into their lives.
"We know that they will have so much fun with their new feline family member, and we hope that even more people will chose to adopt and start their own story with a shelter pet," Doerner said.