Muffy didn’t really have the best journey as she has been in and out of cat shelters most of her life. The adorable kitty was quickly fostered after arriving at Fayette Friends of Animals in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. However, she was returned and spent the last five years at the shelter.
Although the staff did not really mind her staying there for as long as she can, they were kinda hoping for the cat to get the opportunity to have a furever home with a loving family. Just as their hope starts to fade for this 15-year-old cat, someone finally sees her beauty.
Meet Muffy the senior cat!
Scarlett Wable and her children were at the shelter to deliver donations they had collected, when they decided to go on a quick tour offered by the staff. When they entered the cat room, Muffy immediately captured the heart of Wable. Finally, someone noticed her!
“Staff were concerned she would never be adopted, as she is a senior cat, missing teeth, with a cut ear and looked quite stiff when she moved about,” Wable said to The Dodo. “She wasn’t the crowd favorite for visitors, but the staff obviously had a soft spot for her. They verbalized their fear of her living the rest of her days without a family to love.”
Muffy quickly started to purr when Wable went over to pet her. The two immediately had a strong connection; however, the mother already had seven cats and a dog at home – sadly, she had to leave the shelter without Muffy that day.
After a few months, Wable returned to the shelter to do some work and was shocked to discover that Muffy is still looking for a loving family. Knowing that the cat may have to spend her golden years at the shelter without a home, she decided to talk to her family to convince everyone that the poor cat deserves a good home and a loving family.
Just like that, Muffy the senior cat finally found the perfect people who could give her unlimited TLC!
On the day of the adoption, Muffy was waiting for them.
“I spotted her on top of a cage,” Wable said. “Muffy stretched, and reached out her paw as if to say, ‘I’ve been waiting on you.’”
When the whole staff realized that Muffy was going to leave the shelter to be with her furever family, everyone could not hold their tears. They are just happy that their long time resident was finally going home.
Muffy did not disappoint her new family when they arrived home.
“She is a professional in meeting new cats and this is evident by the complete lack of hissing, growling and normal behaviors we have come to know when introducing a new kitty,” Wable said. “She jumped up to eat next to our nearly 17-pound Maine Coon and began eating his food. He was fine with this and gladly accepted his new friend.”
“She loves scratching up my daybed cover, sleeping on a huge pile of pillows, running like she is on fire through the house, sleeping comfortably near the air-conditioning vent on the back of the couch and long, leisurely strolls across my bed each night as I scratch her back and neck,” Wable said.
It’s quite surprising that it took over five years for Muffy to get adopted. She was loved by everyone she came across with.
“Everyone who knew her well there over the past nearly five years loved her, and were moved to tears knowing she would live out the rest of her days with her very own family,” Wable said.
Thank you for saving this senior cat!
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H/T: The Dodo