When you bring a feline into your home, it should be a life time commitment. You do not bring a feline, or any pet, into your home and then abandon them when they get older. Sadly, one human did not understand this, and surrendered a trio of senior felines to the San Antonio Animal Care Services Department.
The reason given? They had gotten too old. Now my furiends, we all age. I am not the same feline I was when I was three or four. But that is no reason to abandon your companion of many years!
Often, when senior cats are surrendered to a shelter, it is a death sentence. Shelters do not have enough room, and many of them only hold animals for a given period before they have to euthanize them. And most humans pass up senior cats for kittens or younger felines.
Imagine being one of what the shelter called the Golden Girls. It is not a good way to leave. You are in an unfamiliar place, in a cage, and then you are given the injection to send you away.
The humans at the Animal Care Services Department were not going to let that happen. They contacted the humans with microphones and turned to social media to get these senior cats what they deserved — a loving home to live out the rest of their days.
Their efforts paid off, as all three of the Golden Girls — Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose — were pulled from the shelter by Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue. And the cat rescue group was able to find a home for these three senior cats to spend the rest of their lives together.
I am very happy that so many humans worked very hard to find a home for these senior cats. I hope that their story inspires other humans to consider adopting a senior cat when they are looking for a loving companion.