Maybe you remember Zeb, a strange-looking senior cat that became famous in December 2014 after a photo of him at the shelter circulated on the internet. Maybe this is the first time you’ll hear his story and you are about to fall in love with him. Either way, Zeb is a cat always good to remember because he advocates for the adoption of the forgotten ones, of the less wanted.
He was able to find a loving home to spend the last years of his life, all thanks to a lot of good people who made it possible. Before that, he was found as a stray but it’s hard to tell if he was always in the streets or what kind of life he had.
“What was most heartbreaking was that he was a cat who appeared to have given up. There was no life in his eyes. We can only imagine how lonely his many years had been as he was forced to fend for himself on the streets. But on this day, everything changed for Zebediah”
They knew it would be very hard to find an adopter for him and they couldn’t keep him in the shelter. Fortunately, they were contacted by the City of Elderly Love, a rescue that helps senior animals, and Zeb got his chance for a good life.
He stayed in a foster home for few days and thanks to his photo that reached a good family, he found his forever home in Spring City, Pennsylvania in a house with a couple, their two daughters, another cat and three dogs.
His human, Beth Flor, had a positive experience in the past adopting a senior dog, so this time she decided to give a senior cat with special needs a chance. And things are going so well, that she opened her house to fostering senior cats through the City of Elderly Love. The day of Zeb’s first anniversary at their home, Beth Flor wrote:
“Over the past year, the followers of this page have raised over $2200 for City of Elderly Love Rescue and have found multiple urgent cats rescue or adoption. Thank you for being here and for caring so much about the welfare of senior and special needs animals. On to year #2 with my derby, grumpy guy!”
She opened a Facebook page for Zeb so he could become an advocate for senior pets with special needs that are looking for their forever home. They have over 6,000 followers so far. You should definitely check it out and spread the word. Senior animals deserve all the love they can get.