In Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Stephen Paslawski, a firefighter, shared how he knew that he was meant to adopt a cat named Campbell. According to him, Campbell climbed onto his shoulder and put his paws up, as if saying “I choose you.” This happened after Campbell had recovered from multiple surgeries due to being set on fire by two men who were later charged with animal abuse. Lt. Paslawski lost his 15-year old cat recently, and he decided to adopt a new one, which turned out to be Campbell.
The author expressed disgust towards the act of cruelty committed against an animal. As a firefighter who had recently lost a cat due to a tumor, adopting Campbell, who was burned, seemed like a perfect fit for him. Paslawski mentioned that Campbell would have a loving home for the rest of his life. Two years later, Campbell is happy and healthy and has a brother named Geo who was also adopted from Philadelphia Red Paw. Campbell enjoys spending time on the screened-in porch and roaming around the fenced yard. Though he lost the tips of his ears, his hair has grown back, and he is still a handsome boy. Paslawski believes that all Campbell wants is to be loved, which is what any animal desires.