20-Year-Old Cat Abandoned To Shelter Finds New Home With 101-Year-Old Lady

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.

When Jane Bowers, executive director of the shelter was concerned about the cat and thought that he was old enough to be adopted he got an exciting call. The family wanted a cat to keep their aging mother company. As their mother Penny who was 101 years old Gus was the best match for their mother.

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.

Bowers was very glad to see that the senior cat was united with someone of his age and condition. The cat liked to be cuddled and loved by Penny. Gus also liked to look at the squirrels from their window and he felt very comfortable in his new residence.