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“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion
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“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

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While many people are looking for an adorable small companion, they may not realize the time and patience involved in raising one properly. Not only do pets take a lot of time and energy, but they can also be a little too demanding for busy or first-time owners. Therefore, older pets are usually recommended for many people to consider adopting because they are easier to look after and usually were trained to behave. Unfortunately, despite all of that, people still choose younger animals over older ones contributing to the sad reality of older pets spending their days at the shelters and waiting to find their new forever home. However, one special case of an older pet being adopted happened just recently.

A cat named Gus, from North Carolina, in the United States, was left by his former owner in a shelter when the owner faced a situation that meant they couldn’t take care of him any longer. Luckily enough the cat got adopted just a month later by a 101-year-old lady named Penny.

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Meet the 19-year-old Gus who was the oldest cat at the animal shelter until he was recently adopted by a 101-year-old lady named Penny

“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

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According to the Humane Society of Catawba County, Gus stole the hearts of shelter workers immediately upon his arrival

“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

Image credits: CatawbaHumane

Gus was presented for adoption (on the right) in September after his former owner couldn’t take care of him anymore

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Just a few weeks after the cat arrived at the shelter, they received a very special request

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“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

Image credits: CatawbaHumane

The request was from a 101-year-old lady named Penny who was looking for a new pet, as her previous cat had unfortunately passed away

Image credits: CatawbaHumane

Penny wanted a new furry companion and Gus was the perfect choice

“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

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Image credits: CatawbaHumane

Older pets generally have a harder time finding a new home, but for this elderly kitty, this is exactly what helped him to find his new family

“Match Made in Heaven”: This Family Adopted The Oldest Cat In A Shelter For A 101-Year-Old Woman Looking For An Elderly Companion

Image credits: CatawbaHumane

Gus and Penny clicked almost instantly and the adorable cat didn’t take long to get used to the new home. Right now Gus is very happy at his new home watching squirrels

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Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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Hey there, Pandas! My name is Diana (though some prefer to refer to me as Diane, Deanna, and even Liana sometimes), and I am a Community Post Moderator Lead for Bored Panda. As my position title states, I am one of the people (employed Pandas for bamboo) over here who work with the community side of things on this website to ensure all is well, and while at that, I also help various creators and artists get recognition for the incredible work they do by connecting them to a large worldwide audience. Other than that, outside of work, you can find me brewing a nice cup of coffee, making a pizza from scratch, or baking brownies. I also love traveling, concerts, and cats (heavy on that, because I am a cat mom).

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Diana Lopetaitė

Diana Lopetaitė

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Hey there, Pandas! My name is Diana (though some prefer to refer to me as Diane, Deanna, and even Liana sometimes), and I am a Community Post Moderator Lead for Bored Panda. As my position title states, I am one of the people (employed Pandas for bamboo) over here who work with the community side of things on this website to ensure all is well, and while at that, I also help various creators and artists get recognition for the incredible work they do by connecting them to a large worldwide audience. Other than that, outside of work, you can find me brewing a nice cup of coffee, making a pizza from scratch, or baking brownies. I also love traveling, concerts, and cats (heavy on that, because I am a cat mom).

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Lucky2BAlive.
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have always said, shelter animals are far better to adopt. Even the “hard case, hard to place” furfriends. Some just need more patience than others. They don’t all snuggle immediately. But senior furtizens require only patience and love. And personally, are worth it. No matter how long they have left. Shower them with love, let them enjoy their journey too.

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Kookamunga
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm glad more people are reaching out to help our more senior pets that need love and care. I'd rather have a old, tired and calm dog or cat then some youngster that's going to tear up all my s h i t and make me crazy.

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Lucky2BAlive.
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have always said, shelter animals are far better to adopt. Even the “hard case, hard to place” furfriends. Some just need more patience than others. They don’t all snuggle immediately. But senior furtizens require only patience and love. And personally, are worth it. No matter how long they have left. Shower them with love, let them enjoy their journey too.

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Kookamunga
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm glad more people are reaching out to help our more senior pets that need love and care. I'd rather have a old, tired and calm dog or cat then some youngster that's going to tear up all my s h i t and make me crazy.

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