A 19-year-old shelter cat named Gus was surrendered by his previous owner due to unforeseen circumstances. Surprisingly, 19 year old Gus is in exceptional health. Shelter life is difficult for all animals, and it’s even more common for senior cats to have a harder time in a shelter settings. Thankfully, Gus didn’t wait long for a new how and he didn’t have to adjust to the shelter life. That’s because Penny, a 101-year-old woman from North Carolina, would soon take on the role of cat mom once again when she adopted him. Penny’s kids called the shelter specifically looking for a senior cat for their mom whose cat had recently passed. They said Penny was not impressed by the replacement stuffed animal cat that her kids gave her to cuddle with because the stuffed animal didn’t purr.

To learn more about Penny and Gus, follow the story below.

101-Year-Old Woman Adopts Oldest Cat at Shelter for "Match Made In Heaven"

Humane Society of Catawba County Here's proof that there are such things as happy endings. This sweet story from the Humane Society of Catawba County, N.C. will certainly make any animal lover's heart purr! Gus is a 19-year-old shelter cat who was brought to the shelter in September 2021.