As it turns out, Romeo’s heartbreak over losing his Juliet was damaging his health. They truly are star-crossed lovers dependent on one another’s companionship.
“When the dog was out in the kennel, the cat just really wasn’t doing very well,” Mills said. “Romeo got kind of sick, pretty depressed. He wasn’t eating well, and he was lethargic and didn’t want to play. Even his coat and fur weren’t in good condition.”
Once reunited, the pair began to thrive. Now, they’ll only be adopted together, as a bonded pair.
“They just needed to be together,” Mills said. “As soon as Romeo saw Juliet again, he just perked right up. The cat finally started playing and eating again.”
“They two are very clearly bonded, which is very unusual,” she said. “We’ve had two dogs bonded or two cats, but never a dog and a cat. It’s definitely a first for our shelter, and we’re very glad to have them here.”