This 19-year-old calico with 'scary' eyes initially repelled adopters from taking her home. But once her story was shared on Facebook, hundreds of offers can pouring in to take her home!
When Pops arrived at Cats Protection, a rescue organization near Bath, England, staff knew that this poor girl had quite a rough journey.
19 years old and nearly blind, the calico was found stumbling alongside the road, confused and disoriented. Pops was by far the oldest cat they’d rescued. She quickly became a staff favorite at Cats Protection’s Midsomer Norton and Radstock Branch.
After sharing her story on Facebook, hundred of offers came pouring in!
“We had nearly 200 offers to our website to home Pops, not to mention the offers via Facebook,” volunteer Belinda Dark said in a press release last August. “We have had offers from the length and breadth of the country, as well as France, Germany, USA, and Egypt.”
Pops was battling against the odds, due to her old age, and that it was kitten season, which makes it even harder for older cats to find a home.
“During the spring and summer months we see a dramatic rise in kittens being adopted instead of older cats,” Dark said via press release. “It can be horribly sad to see them left behind. I think often older cats can get a little overlooked, much like second-hand items, but ultimately there is just as much joy in rehoming an older cat as there is a kitten.”
Luckily, the right family found Pops, and she was rehomed and is living happily ever after!
“She has definitely settled in and is right at home,” her new family said. “She might be blind, but she knows how to move around the house and find her favorite spots! She has us wrapped round her little finger and will sit and cry if she doesn’t think she is getting enough attention.”
She loves cuddles and sitting in laps! She finally found her happily ever after.
Though Pops had a wonderful fairytale ending, many older cats need homes too. They're waiting in shelters as we speak.
Next time you want to rescue a fur friend, go get an older kitty! You'll be their hero. :)