Because all of my volunteering for the shelter is off-site, I don't get to witness the feel-good, happy endings and adoptions that happen there every day. I love these stories -- especially when they involve a Senior meeting a forever family.
Shelby was kind enough to share some great Senior news and adoption stories with us today:
Nine-year-old Taffy, for one, lucked out in finding Dawn. The orange tabby’s eyes and face were marred with scars from a burn, and many walked right on past. Dawn’s work in special education, however, led her right to this gentle-cat. In Taffy she found an utter love bug, his head-butts and incessant purring indicating that he approved of the match.
Benny, 13, came to the shelter with the saddest eyes you ever did see. But when given even the slightest attention, his inner kitten shown through — all love and wild for head rubs. Moved by the older fellow’s potential, a couple with a quieter home opted for Benny and in turn changed a life.
And just before the new year, bonded pair Zorra (14) and Kirby (15) got their Christmas-time miracle. While at the shelter, Zorra was showing some signs of cancer, but there was no separating her from her healthier companion Kirby. Well a mother and daughter just ate up the dynamic duo and ended up opening their hearts and home to Zorra as a hospice foster in addition to the sweet Kirby.
Thank you so much for sharing these touching tales, Shelby. It warms my heart knowing each of these special kitties found such amazing, loving adopters. And here come my happy tears for the day!
Senior Cat Day is off to an incredible start! We've chipping away at Cynthia's generous match, and if we keep up this pace, there's no doubt that will reach it.
Clearly, we all have a soft spot for these special cats. Thank you so much for choosing to support them. And a huge thanks to Cynthia for doing the same and providing us with this generous match!
If you would like to make a contribution to the Senior Cat Fund, please click HERE.