"He was obviously in really bad shape but I couldn't get him out of my head," Brown told The Dodo.
Brown had her boyfriend call the shelter to inquire about Jon Snow. The shelter owner told Brown's boyfriend that the cat was very sick, wasn't eating and probably wasn't going to make it.
"He actually told my boyfriend that I shouldn't adopt him because it wasn't worth it," Brown said. "It would be expensive. But I couldn't just leave him there, I wanted to help him so bad, so I did."