My name is Tom Hanks and Angelo!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Livonia, Michigan - Tom Hanks and Angelo
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Guardian Angel Animal Rescue

Facts about Tom Hanks and Angelo

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Tom Hanks and Angelo is best friends with Angelo. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
If interested in one of our kittens please contact Sandy at 734-788-6857 or 734-516-2171 to arrange a meeting or for more information.
Here at Guardian Angel most of the animals we get in are in critical condition or in a life or death situation. I would like to share Tom Hanks story with you. He was a neighborhood stray that somebody brought to the vet to be euthanized. The vet office called us and asked if we would take him. I went and picked them up, he was this big old Tomcat and from the moment I brought him home he adjusted to our household with no problem. Two days later I got a call on an abused kitty in Detroit. It was below zero, snow and ice on the ground and this poor cat was under a car covered in blood. After bringing him ( Angelo) home from the vet I put him in a large cage. Angelo curled up and turned his head to the wall. He was so frightened he wouldn't eat or even stand he would just pee and poo where he laid. Everyday I would open his cage and try to work with him and everyday Tom Hanks would jump in Angelo's cage and touch him with his paw, lay next to him, wash him and nurture him. After a while Angelo started to return Tom Hanks affection. It was amazing to watch Tom work with Angelo jumping in and out of his cage as if showing Angelo it was okay to come out, coming up to me to be petted walking back to Angelo and back to me over and over. It was a long process but Tom Hanks or I never gave up on Angelo and now he is a loving cat, no longer afraid to be cuddled by a human. I don't know if I could have gained his trust without Tom Hanks help. They are now best friends and I hope to adopt them out together. Tom Hanks continues to work with new fosters that we bring in. He is an amazing kitty and I'm so glad that GAAR was there to save him from euthanization. What a waste of a beautiful heart it would have been.

About Guardian Angel Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Guardian Angel Animal Rescue (GAAR) is a no kill, not for profit rescue dedicated to the welfare of abused, neglected, and disabled animals. Primarily a dog and cat rescue, we are a community of volunteers in Southeastern Michigan that have the goal of temporarily sheltering each animal in our houses until a responsible, loving, and permanent home is found. GAAR is firmly against euthanasia as a means of reducing unwanted animals and we accept animals of any age of condition. Both volunteers and pets come to us for that very same reason.
We desperately need foster parents for dogs or cats who share the same vision and heart as we do We also are seeking other types of volunteers: we need help with fundraising and the making of crafts, the PetsMart Adoption Center, and other outreach opportunities. Please visit for more details or email us.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We usually show our adoptable pets at the Commerce Township PetsMart on Saturdays from 1-4 pm. If interested in meeting a particular dog or cat, please make email a few days before to confirm that the pet will be at the showing.

Come see all our beautiful animals that need loving homes!

Our Adoption Process...

All pets are vaccinated, sterilized, and microchipped prior to their adoption unless medically noted otherwise.
Potential adopters are required to fill out an application and have a GAAR representative complete a home visit before adoption; applicants are then subject to GAAR approval before adoption. Please note that applications are not first-come, first-serve, and instead, pets are placed in homes that we perceive to be the most ideal match for them.
Please visit for more details, fees, and application.

Thank you for your interest in a rescued cat or dog!