For many older cats who are surrendered to shelters, the chances of being adopted again are slim to none. Fortunately, that was not the case for the 20-year-old cat, Gus.
Gus’s former owner surrendered him to a shelter when they realized they could no longer care for the senior cat. The people who worked at the shelter were surprised when they realized Gus was in exceptional shape for such an old cat.
Still, they knew that shelter life would be difficult for even the healthiest older cat. Luckily, not long after Gus arrived, the shelter director received a call from a family looking for a senior cat for their older mom.
Their 101-year-old mother, Penny, had recently lost her cat. The family had tried to give Penny a stuffed animal cat to pet, but she had not been satisfied with a toy. She wanted a companion.
The staff at the shelter were uncertain about this match, worried that Penny would not be able to give Gus the attention and care he needed. But the family assured the people at the shelter that they would take care of Gus in Penny’s stead.
With their worries assuaged, the staff helped finalize the adoption, and Gus went to his new home. His home with Penny could not have been more perfect. He settled in immediately.
Thanks to the staff at the shelter and Penny’s family, Penny and Gus found companionship in one another in their golden years. After all, it is never too late to find your happy ending.