Shelter Finds the Best Solution for a 15-Year-Old Cat Who Just Wants to Be Held
Senior cat Dougie is a sweetheart who enjoys nothing more than cuddling. Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland noted in a Facebook post that Dougie’s meow can be heard from far galaxies when he isn’t being kept.
The Facebook post caused a lot of attention, according to Jeana Roth, the shelter’s director of community engagement: “We had visitors all weekend coming in to meet Dougie.”
“It was absolutely wonderful to see other cats leave because of Dougie’s popularity and his reach. He delivers kisses on demand and is quite friendly. He only wants to be with other people.”
Dougie was given up by his old family to the shelter in the hopes that he would receive better care due to his medical requirements. Animal Refuge League was able to find a home for Dougie after he received therapy for a stomach disorder. According to Jeana, Robert Weimer, a staff member at the shelter, started carrying Dougie in his newborn carrier because he enjoyed being carried so much.
On Facebook, the shelter shared a picture of Dougie in the carrier, which drew a lot of interested families. The lucky person who got to take Dougie home was Ashley Perkins, 31, of Springvale, Maine.
He’s a small old man, and he needs a home, she had said earlier while looking at the website with her mother.
As soon as Ashley lifted him up, he instantly curled up next to her, purred, and kissed her. At that moment, she realised he would accompany her home.
“I brought him home the following day when I returned, and the rest is history! I now only take care of his medication, food, and lots of cuddles. He’s already made friends with Jax, another cat here! He is settling himself very nicely!”
Dougie is providing so much of love, devotion, and purring into his new family. Being in his presence makes Ashely feel very lucky. “When I was going to go asleep last night, he began kissing my nose, which was really adorable. He’s a wonderful little guy!”
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