One day a 20-year-old cat named Gus was brought to the shelter. He was examined and found to be “exceptionally healthy” for his age. But the shelter staff understood that life at the shelter would affect the health of a cat his age.
Shortly after Gus arrived, the shelter director received an unexpected call from a family looking for a pet to be a companion for their aging mother. Specifically, they asked if there was an elderly cat they could take.
The family explained that their 101-year-old mother, Penny, had recently lost her cat. They brought in a young cat for her, but she just didn’t like that one.
Staff were cautious because of the age of all parties, but the family said they were willing to care for the cat on behalf on their mother.
It was “A Match Made In Heaven” and the adoption was quickly finalized.
This duo was meant to be and Gus is already fitting right in at his new home. This sweet lady lived that long to find this baby and give her smothering love for the end of their lives. How selfless and beautiful they are.
The way life should be. Seniors often get lonely, but have so much love to give still. A Pet helps so much. We’re so glad this lady got that senior cat, she truly loves him and he deserves to be loved.