Until Emily took him in, Runt the tabby cat had been a stray for much of his life.
He was in bad shape when she discovered him; he was emaciated, had multiple cuts on his face and ears, and was suffering from a lung illness.
So when he came at the Lake County Animal Shelter, he was in fairly poor shape. Emily was also surprised to learn from the vet that Runt was 14 years old!
Emily offered to be his foster mother instead of abandoning him at the shelter.
Runt is a laid-back cat that gets along with all of the other creatures in the home, including puppies and kittens.
Emily once brought home a foster kitten, and Runt took it upon himself to care for the baby.
Emily was worried that the kitten wouldn’t make it, but thanks to Runt, he did. Runt is now the new dad every time Emily brings home a foster kitten.