Last Updated on October 4, 2022 by Pets Feed
Young pets not only require time and a lot of dedication, they are also very demanding of their owners and want to be the center of attention. In contrast, older animals are calmer, easier to care for and have usually been trained before.
For this reason, it is often recommended that people who want to adopt bring home an old pet, as it is easier to care for. Unfortunately, people continue to choose young animals, which forces older ones to spend a lot of time in shelters waiting for a family.
However, a few days ago, a rather special event occurred involving the oldest cat in an animal shelter located in North Carolina, USA.
Family adopts 19-year-old cat
The 19-year-old cat named Gus unfortunately arrived at the shelter after his owner had to leave him because he could no longer take care of him.
According to the Humane Society of Catawba County, Gus turned out to be very special, friendly and from the moment he arrived he caught everyone’s attention.
But, despite her cute personality and stealing the hearts of all the shelter workers, no one imagined she would find a home so soon. The lucky cat managed to be adopted by a family after only a month at the shelter.
The 101-year-old grandmother named Penny was looking for a new pet as her old cat had passed away, but she wanted an older companion. So when they met the adorable Gus at the shelter, they knew he was the one who held this beautiful place in the family.
Apparently, being an older cat didn’t make his search for a new home difficult, and on the contrary, that’s exactly what helped him find one. Grandmother’s application for adoption was quick and the shelter only wished them luck.
The shelter commented on Facebook:
“Our [hearts] are full with this beautiful adoption. Our 19-year-old PAW great-grandfather (133 in human years) has found the loving arms of his 101-year-old new mom.”
When he got home, Gus and Penny immediately clicked and immediately formed a great relationship, like they knew they needed each other. Gus quickly adapted to every corner of his house and began to walk around the house, like a real king.
Now the adorable cat is very happy enjoying his new home and he usually spends his time watching the squirrels through the window.
Penny wanted a new life partner, and luckily she decided to adopt Gus because she knew he was the right choice.
Images: Facebook / Humane Society of Catawba County
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