One Photo Helps Senior Cat Find Her Forever Home at 17 Yrs Old


When prospective new pet owners head out in search of a new furry friend, they are most often times picturing a young puppy or kitten to add to their family.

Sadly, that leaves many senior pets in shelters searching for years on end for a forever home.

A 17-year-old cat named Edna May found herself in that situation when her owner passed away.

A neighbor who was watching the owners home was also watching Edna May, but couldn’t take her into her own home. Eventually, she took the cat to a no-kill shelter.

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“I was taking care of her in the owner’s old house until the bank took possession, then I was forced to take her to the shelter. My lease won’t allow more pets or I definitely would have taken her,” she explained.

Once Edna May arrived at Bucks County SPCA in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, the shelter posted a picture of the cat cuddling with a volunteer on their Facebook page.

“Want to decrease your blood pressure by 10 points?” their post read.

“Adopt 17-year-old Edna May and she’ll pay you back with therapeutic cuddling and purring for hours on end! She is available now at the Bucks County SPCA in Lahaska.”

The post quickly went viral, and soon, a couple who’d recently lost their 18-year-old cat came across the photo and almost immediately fell in love.

“They really felt for Edna May being at the shelter and wanted to give her a cozy place to retire,” the shelter wrote in another post after the couple adopted the cat.

“Now she has the pleasure of two people to cuddle and all the comforts of a loving home!”

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Her adopters recently posted an update on the Bucks County SPCA post, letting everyone know that Edna May is “doing well. She waddles around and squeaks.”

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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