A family in Rathdrum, Idaho shared their home with Nala, their 20-year-old cat. She had been part of the family since she was five-months-old. Yesterday, the family moved and they had no intentions of taking their cat with them; they were going to abandon her as they left.
And that’s when Power of the Paw stepped in.
“Nala will live the rest of her life with us in a hospice home where we will keep her comfortable and she will be held when the time comes for her to pass on. Sometimes, we take in unadoptable animals just to give them a good life. And we don’t EVER regret it.”
Many cats live to be in their 20s; the oldest reported living cat is stated to be 28. Although many physiological and behavior changes occur as cats grow older, why would any family just choose to abandon their senior animal companion? Of course, there are no acceptable answers for abandoning any animal; many thanks to the Power of the Paw for intercepting Nala’s dangerous situation. Welcome to your new life Nala. If you would like to help with Nala’s future care, please click here.
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