Klein promptly removed the collar and opted to foster Winston. But his reputation dogged him at the shelter right up to the moment he left.
"When I was picking him up, which was right after he was neutered, the vet tech wouldn't pet him goodbye," she recalls to The Dodo. "It was astonishing."
Once Winston was outside of the shelter, it didn't take him long to show his appreciation for Klein.
"He can't seem to get close enough to me," she says.