Takayesu figured the shelter had made a mistake, and that someone - the cat's real owner - would eventually claim her. But no one did, and the shelter kept calling Takayesu. Over the weekend, an animal control officer even visited Takayesu's house to remind her about the cat waiting at the shelter.
"They said it was a senior cat," Takayesu said. "I was concerned that nobody would adopt her, and she'd be euthanized or something. I didn't want that on my conscience, so I decided to pull her out, whomever she belonged to."
Four days after the initial call from the shelter, Takayesu went to collect the mystery cat. The staff delivered the cat to Takayesu in a carrier. When Takayesu opened it, she got the biggest surprise.
"I opened it up, and I was like, 'Oh my god! That's my cat,'" Takayesu said. "It was crazy."