I fell in love with my precious Nemo while volunteering, and after spending a month with him at the shelter, I knew he was meant to be mine. Tragically, days after I brought him home, I lost him to feline leukemia. His initial test had been a false negative. Even though my heart broke, and I miss him every day, because I opened my arms to him, he got to know a family and felt unconditional love. Every animal in a shelter deserves that chance. Please give special-needs animals an opportunity. I don't regret at all making Nemo a part of my family. I would take him home all over again in a heartbeat. And I know now he's watching over me.