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Tragic owner surrender story: 16-year-old kitty may be killed at any time at NC shelter — 9 Comments

    • Tough words which I can fully understand. There are a lot of people like this though. There should be a law which only allows suitable people to look after cats.

  1. I hope someone dumps them in their old age. There is something precious about a senior cat. My home is their home. If I move they move. I am not their owner I am their guardian. I would move heaven and earth and a few mountains to re-home them if that was the only option. There are rescues that will take them if you pay up front. I have done that for a stray that had kittens in my yard. She was not even mine and I made her life my responsibility. Dumping your 16 year old cat is like leaving your mother on a park bench.

    • Well said and nicely expressed.

      “Dumping your 16 year old cat is like leaving your mother on a park bench.”

      That would make a nice title for an article.

      • “Dumping your 16 year old cat is like leaving your mother on a park bench.” I like that too! In fact I think Ill make a tshirt that says that. I just checked, and no update on Pheobe, altho there were pledges that should help, I hope she is still alive.

        • Nice idea. It would make a great T shirt. Let’s hope it works out for Pheobe. They often do when there is a lot of publicity.

          • The trouble is there are thousands of Pheobe’s. It would have been kinder to this senior cat to have her euthanized at a vet’s office with her people around her if getting rid of her was the only option. They took the cowards way out. Yeah because everyone wants a 16 year old cat that you know there are going to be medical issues to address. I hope she gets lucky and finds a warm human heart and a sunny window to pass her time away. Again sadly these people will be able to get a NEW family member. Makes me sick.

            • Good points as usual. It is strange or interesting too that articles about 16 year old surrendered cats about to be euthanized get lots of hits.

              • I notice that too — the most difficult challenges in rescue seem to bring out particularly strong response. Gives one hope! Purr Partners who saved this kitty are excellent & so is the friends group supporting the shelter. This story made my day!

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