A 101-year-old woman adopts the oldest cat in the shelter
A 19-year-old cat named Joss was brought to a shelter in North Carolina recently, and Jane Powers, executive director of the Humane Society of Catawba County, said her owner was “sad.”
Powers told the Daily Bowes that they were forced to hand him over due to unforeseen circumstances mentioned Thursday.
At the shelter, Gus received a checkup, which showed that he was in good health.
However, even with the organization funding the additional health care and help from another location, Powers said there was still concern about him having to spend the rest of his life in a shelter.
But it wasn’t long after Gus’s arrival that the director got a call from a family looking for a pet to be a companion for their elderly mother, and they even asked for a big cat.
The family told Powers that her mother, 101-year-old Penny, had recently lost her cat, and although she had a stuffed cat, she wasn’t satisfied with a pet who couldn’t purr.
“We were cautious due to the age of all parties, but the family said they are willing to care for the cat on behalf of its mother,” Powers noted.
The adoption and photos were quickly completed show up The couple enjoying each other’s company:
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“I wish you the best days ahead watching the squirrels and sharing your love and purring!” I continued.
According to the pet blue cross websiteDomestic cats can sometimes live for up to 20 years.
Facebook users joined in at the adoption celebration, one wrote, “It’s a win, seniors benefit so much from the companionship of a pet!”
“Couldn’t be the best match. Beautiful,” another person commented.