The biggest problem shelters encounter is finding forever homes for elder pets. It is better for them to receive regular care in families.
A 19 years old elder cat named Gus was taken to a shelter after his owner gave up on him. He told that his engagement and work commitment don’t let him afford a better life for Gus. The man was heartbroken but had no option except for taking Gus to a shelter.
The elder cat had never been in a shelter before. It was hard for him to adapt to the new environment where he was surrounded by young cats and kittens.
Thankfully, the Humane Society of Catawba County in North Carolina is a no-kill shelter, so the workers do everything to find owners even for elder cats.
When they examined Gus, he was in excellent health condition for his age. Yet, it seemed hard to find an owner for a 19 years old cat.
However, miracles happen, especially when you don’t wait for one. One day the family of the 101 years old Rose visited the shelter to adopt an elder cat. The staff was surprised by their desire.
It turned out that Rose has recently lost her beloved elder cat. Her family decided to adopt another elder cat for her.
Of course, the shelter was happy about this unexpected decision. They told that Gus needs special attention and love.
Gladly, the big boy has got well along with his new owner. He loves Rose and shares a friendship with her.
We wish them better days ahead. Let their mutual need for love be fulfilled with the power of friendship.