UPDATE: Bosco was rescued and is living a wonderful life in San Francisco! Here is a recent photo of him taken by his talented mom. We wish you well Bosco - you deserve it!
I have always respected Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
. These special folks, led by Sherri Franklin, save senior dogs from shelters all over the Bay Area. They know how special these senior dogs are, and how they make the perfect companion for many folks who are looking for a more mellow friend.
Unfortunately, we don't have a local cat rescue group which focuses on senior cats. Senior cats present a particularly difficult problem especially during kitten season when adult cats are overlooked for kittens at our shelters. Ironically, cats typically live longer lives than dogs, yet few people want to give a senior cat a chance. Like senior dogs, senior cats provide gentle, low key companionship. Their active days are behind them, but they are wiser, and have so much love to give.
Meet Bosco. The shelter thinks this guy is about 15 years old, but he certainly doesn't look it. Bosco was turned in to the shelter after being found roaming the neighborhood. He had been someone's cat, but they had left the neighborhood and didn't bother taking him with them so Bosco had to fend for himself.
When I met Bosco yesterday at the shelter, he was calm and grateful to be petted. He immediately starting to make biscuits with his massive paws, and strangely seemed relieved to be in the shelter. Unfortunately, what he doesn't know is that he has very little time to stay there before he will be euthanized if he doesn't get rescued.The good news is that we do have a rescue group who is willing to pull this sweet old man, but we need a foster home or a permanent home for him.Did you know that cats can live into their 20s? By the looks of Bosco, he has a lot of living left. His one wish? A home that commits to him for life and won't leave without him again. He's ready for his new chapter, can you help him find his special person?Contact us if you can help Bosco!