Lonely Senior Cat Cries to Be Held Until Shelter Comes Up With Purrfect Solution

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In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, we're featuring the story of 15-year-old senior kitty, Dougie!

Life at the shelter is difficult for any cat. Loyal and hardworking shelter staff try their best to make the transition as easy as possible and as stress-free as they can. But for senior cats who have spent the majority of their lives in a loving home, only to end up in a shelter through no fault of their own, shelter life can be extremely upsetting and extraordinarily lonely. 

This was the case for Dougie, a 15-year-old cat who was rescued by the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. According to the shelter's Facebook, Dougie loves nothing more than to be held 24/7. When he isn't scooped up in someone's arms, his meow "can be heard from galaxies far away."

The members of the shelters feline team put their heads together and realized that Dougie needed more hands-on attention than most of their other feline guests. They came up with the purr-fect solution: a baby bjorn. 

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Dougie seemed perfectly content to sit in the baby harness while his caretaker, Robert, went about his various duties at the shelter. Early solutions included a sweater papoose.

 

 

 

Dougie was put up for adoption and within a day of his story being shared on the Internet, Dougie found a wonderful new forever home!

While Dougie has found a home, there are still plenty of other animals in need of their forever homes. If you’re interested in adopting a pet from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, you can check out their website here  

 


3 comments


  • Lisa

    Y’all rock!!


  • Lisa

    Y’all rock!!


  • Alison

    Awwwwwww.


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