The Anderson County PAWS Shelter kept the pair at their facility, until the kitten was old enough to be spayed. Their staff vetted all potential owners carefully. It’s been a month since they’ve settled into their new home, and they’re doing great.
Joe Harris and his wife, of Fountain Inn, call themselves lucky to have been able to adopt the duo.
Harris said they saw the two on FOX Carolina after they were found, and submitted an application with a “tear jerker of a letter.”
He said Goldie and Kate reminded them of their former dog and cat, Samantha and Simon, who passed within two months of each other in 2012.
"It’s a lot of fun watching the two of them," said Harris.
They’ve been the center of attention, with friends and family. The Harris’ grandsons get a kick out of watching Goldie and Kate wrestle.
Harris said they still do what they were first famous for, Goldie nursing Kate as her own, when Kate was just a few weeks old. He said at night Kate still tries to nurse on Goldie, and that Goldie lets her.
Harris knows the two have been through a lot, though no one knows how they got together.
"Goldie adopted Kate, and we adopted both of them," Harris said.