Senior Cat Gets Second Chance at Forever Home

Boots the cat found himself in a shelter at age 18, but he wasn’t there long.

When a family discovered their new home in Massachusetts would not allow pets, they made the difficult decision to surrender Boots, their 18-year-old cat, to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of course we all know too well that senior cats are far less likely to be adopted than kittens, so what chance did Boots have in finding a new forever home?

As it turns out, he had a 100 percent chance.

A veterinary technician named Cara Seiffert said that when she walked into the MSPCA on May 28, 2015, she did not plan on adopting a cat, reports.

“He was just purring away, and I thought, ‘You know what, I don’t care how old he is, he deserves a home,’” Seiffert told “I couldn’t leave him there.”

We’re so happy she took him in. And doesn’t he seem happy in those pictures? I wonder if her actions will inspire others to adopt a senior cat.

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