Classmate ‘Tombi the cat’ seeks new home after parent’s complaint
The cat had first been kept in the yard, adopted by third-graders and their teacher, Özlem Pınar Ivaşcu, in the Bayraklı district of İzmir, news website Ajanimo reported on Feb. 19.
However, before long Tombi was welcomed into the class of 33 students.
Ivaşcu and her students decided to have the cat vaccinated and get him an ID card.
The class seemed to be happy with the situation and the teacher reported that students were more enthusiastic than ever.
However, one parent apparently disagreed, filing several complaints against the teacher over the presence of Tombi.
A new home was subsequently found for Tombi, but he had to come back to the school because it could not get along well with the family’s other cats.
Now Tombi is staying with Ivaşcu, who is looking for a permanent home for him as she already has three cats in her home.