When I had an opportunity to rescue THREE senior cats from the high kill shelter, I jumped at the opportunity. Who needs drugs, when you can rescue a three "oldies but goodies" scheduled to die at the shelter?
Two of the cats were well over 12 years old. They came from the same home where the owner passed away. Whenever senior humans sound insulted (when they want to adopt) when I ask about their "Plan B" for the cat;...THIS is the reason. Grandma dies and the family dumps her poor senior cats at the shelter. I hope the old lady haunts them. I really do. The fear and sadness emanating from these cats is immeasurable.
The other cat was 12+ years old too. There was an urgent plea for this cat by a fellow blogger at Sparkle the Designer Cat. Because "Sparkle" is a Somali cat, they really wanted to help this little old fella too:
It's been a long time since I've taken a video at the "high kill" shelter. I'm so happy I brought my camera! :)
Sadly, my camera's batteries cut off. I'm always very cautious when I reach in to a shelter cage to a cat with dilated eyes. But our frightened boy turned out to be a lover-boy! The updates from his new Mom have been wonderful! He's eating and purring. I couldn't be happier!!
I'm thinking about these sweet older felines tonight and hope that they continue to thrive in their new environments. I wish they could ALL have a 2nd chance....or 3rd chance...What an important reminder as to why I do this work.