Couple adopts stray cat to harvest a kidney

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Used it to save their own cat
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They were so desperate, in fact, that they were willing to get another cat to use its organs.

The pair adopted a shelter cat and paid $15,000 to have a kidney transplanted from Joey, the donor cat, into Arthur, their sick cat. The surgery took place in 2014 at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, according to

In a recent interview,  the couple said that Arthur and Joey are both doing well and have developed a very close bond.