Woman gives sheltered 26-year-old cat a new home.
A super senior cat named Thomas was brought into the shelter after his human of more than two decades became very ill.
Volunteers and cat lovers came together to help the kitty find a comfortable home to spend his retirement.
Thomas arrived at the Baltimore County Animal Services (in Baldwin, Maryland) after his human could no longer care for him. “He is reported to be 26 years old. We don’t have much information on this guy aside from his age,” Amy McGuirk, a volunteer at the shelter, told Inticweb.
The senior cat came with several health issues, including severe dental disease, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, and an abnormal liver that may be caused by his hyperthyroid disease. However, the kitty was very sweet with everyone. All he wanted was some treats and pets from staff and volunteers.
They knew that the senior kitty didn’t belong in the shelter environment so reached out to social media in hopes of getting Thomas a chance at a better life.
McGuirk posted a plea for the kitty on Cats and Kittens at Baltimore County Animal Shelter, a Facebook page run by volunteers to try to network the cats at the shelter. “We were astounded that within one minute of posting Thomas, a wonderful, loving foster commented that she would take him,” McGuirk told Love Meow.
Laura Cassiday from Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (in Baltimore, Maryland) let them know that Thomas could come live out his golden years with her.