Marie says that she was once depressed and lonely. And then one day, everything changed. Marie went to ACCT (Animal Care and Control Team) to get a cat- and that’s when she saw Checkers. He was 2 months old and the cost to adopt him was $85.  Marie didn’t have the money, but she had already fallen for Checkers. She asked ACCT to please hold him for her while she raised the money. She went back the next week and Checkers became a part of her life.

Marie and Nino’s cat

Fast forward a few months- Nino, Marie, and Checkers are a family. Checkers loves going on walks around the neighborhood (on a leash, of course!) and giving plenty of kisses.