A 19-year-old cat named Gus was brought into a North Carolina shelter recently, and the Humane Society of Catawba County’s executive director, Jane Bowers, said his owner was “heartbroken.”
Bowers told Daily Paws they were forced to surrender him because of unforeseen circumstances, the website reported Thursday.
At the shelter, Gus received a screening that showed he was enjoying good health.
However, even with the organization’s funds for extra health care and help from another location, Bowers said there was still concern about him having to spend the rest of his life in a shelter.
But it was not long after Gus arrived that the director got a call from a family searching for a pet to be a companion for their elderly