On the surface, it’s obvious why people and families go to shelters first and foremost to adopt puppies and kittens, but delve a little deeper and it’s difficult not to notice how readily humans underestimate the worth of a senior pet. Senior cats, who are placid and tolerant in their old age, frequently want nothing more than snuggles and hugs, as well as all the affection you can provide to a creature in need.
One 15-year-old “scraggly” cat found his way to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, where employees noted his unquenchable desire for attention right away.
Barnaby. A suitable name for a classy, older cat is most certainly Barnaby and that is what the Voorhees Animal Orphanage named their aging cuddle companion. The entire staff found themselves smitten with the kitten, hearts melted around him.
“This super affectionate fellow shouldn’t be spending his golden years in the shelter,” the shelter said.
Adopting elderly cats, as we previously said, can be a difficult task. There aren’t enough people who understand the power of unconditional love that wonderful cats like Barnaby can provide, but luckily, fate had other plans for Barnaby than spending the rest of his days in the Animal Orphanage.
Dr. Ed Sheehan and his wife Clare Sheehan of Sheehan Veterinary Centre stumbled upon the Orphanage’s Faceook post promoting Barnaby for adoption before all hope could be lost. Clare stated,
We thought he required a lot of vet care based on his age and looks when we saw his image, etc. on Facebook.
So they immediately phoned the shelter and expressed their want to adopt him. The team at Voorhees couldn’t be more delighted! With Ed and Clare, he returned home.