This story proves that it’s never too late for making a happy end, no matter your age.
Gus was a cute old cat who was brought to the Humane Society of Catawba County. Unluckily his owners couldn’t keep him anymore because of various circumstances so they had to give him to the shelter. For the 19-year-old (133 humane years) cat it was, however, not the end. He was examined by the vets and to everyone’s surprise, the cat was exceptionally healthy for his age.
Shortly after Gus’s arrival, the shelter director received an unexpected call from a family looking for a pet who could be a companion for their aging mother. More specifically, they asked if there was a senior cat they could adopt.
The family explained that their 101-year-old mother, Penny, had recently lost her cat, and thought they’d given her a stuffed cat to cuddle with instead, she simply wasn’t pleased with something that didn’t purr.
They told that the old woman lost her cat and now felt very lonely and devastated. So Gus became her best friend and companion for the last days of her life. It was a “match made in heaven” and therefore the adoption was sorted out quickly and smoothly.
“We were cautious because of the age of all parties, but the family said they were willing to care for the cat on behalf of their mother,” Bowers writes. It was a “match made in heaven” and the adoption was quickly finalized. Judging by the adorable pictures the shelter shared on Facebook, it’s clear that this duo was meant to be. Gus is already fitting right in at his new home and enjoys watching the squirrels outside their door.
At the shelter, the staff was cautious because of the age of all parties, but the family said they were willing to care for the cat on behalf of their mother.
Gus and Penny’s story is a heartwarming example of just how important the bond between humans and their animals is. It’s never too late for a tail-wagging happy ending!