On the day Olive left the shelter, many of the staff cried, both out of sadness that she was leaving them and out of joy that she would finally have a home and be loved. "Olive bonded with her new mom the minute she met her at the shelter," a staff member at the Yonkers Animal Shelter told The Dodo. "Olive seemed to know something was happening."
The Yonkers Animal Shelter posted a tribute to Olive on its Facebook page, saying, "As you can imagine it is a bitter sweet day at the shelter. While we are beyond thrilled for her, we will selfishly miss that sweet face that has been part of our lives for so long. Many tears have been shed here today but for a change they are happy tears."