The Longest-Residing Feline at the Shelter Formed a Special Bond with a 101-Year-Old Woman

A lot of people love adopting kittens because they’re easier to manage than senior cats. Definitely, adopting a senior cat isn’t for everyone. There are a lot of considerations to make because you have to be careful about the health and other support needs of the kitty. But they’re definitely worth the time and effort because it’s so rewarding to provide a loving home for senior cats who would probably remain in a shelter. This is a heartwarming story about a senior cat who did find a forever home and a new best friend.

Gus is a 19-year-old charming senior cat from North Carolina, America. He was surrendered to the Humane Society of Catawba County when Gus’ owner was no longer able to provide adequate care for him. Luckily for Gus, he was adopted a month later by Penny, a 101-year-old woman who was looking for a furry companion.

Meet Gus, a 19-year-old distinguished gentleman who now has a loving home with Penny.

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He was the senior-most inhabitant at his shelter.

black and white cat standing on a green and white flannel cushion on the floor

He was relinquished by his previous owner as they were in a situation where they could not provide for Gus.

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Gus was an extraordinary feline and everyone at the shelter adored him.

2 photos of a black and white cat on a red and green flannel cushion and getting petted by someone

Regardless of his advanced age, he remained quite lively and enjoyed spending time with his caregivers.

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He was made available for adoption after being surrendered to the shelter, and within a month, he found a new home.

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His new caregiver was Penny, a 101-year-old woman. Penny’s previous feline companion had sadly passed away, and she was seeking a new furry friend.

black and white cat getting stroked by an old lady on a bed under a brown blanket

Penny and Gus bonded instantly and have been inseparable ever since.

Penny’s family shares that they were specifically looking for a senior cat for Penny, and Gus was the perfect choice as a companion for the elderly lady.

Gus is settling in comfortably to his new home and is thriving under their care. One of his hobbies includes observing the neighborhood squirrels as they enjoy their food!

black and white cat standing on a brown rug watching a squirrel eating

We’re thrilled that Penny and Gus found each other after both experiencing the loss of their beloved companions due to unforeseen circumstances. Here’s to Penny and Gus, wishing for many more years of happiness together as this incredible duo!