She was the oldest ever cat to come back into the RSPCA’s animal rehoming centre in Worcester
She had folks keen to undertake her from Australia, Japan and the USA after her story made headlines around the globe.
But Morag, the golden oldie who discovered herself in rescue on the grand previous age of 21, has determined to remain nearer to residence – and retire within the West Midlands.
The equal of 100 in human years, Morag got here into the care of the Holdings Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Kempsey final month after her earlier proprietor was not in a position to take care of her.
Staff on the RSPCA’s Worcester and Mid Worcestershire department, which runs the centre, have been initially involved that Morag’s age may put potential adopters off. But an enchantment for the tremendous senior moggie – the oldest ever cat to come back into their care – in a short time took off, with almost 50,000 reactions and over 3,000 shares on a social media put up.
A peaceful and quiet residence – which was important given her advancing years – was recognized for Morag in Worcester, not removed from the centre, the place she has settled in properly.
Her new proprietor* has affectionately described Morag as “excessive upkeep, as you’ll anticipate from a senior cat,” and says her favorite pastimes are “sleeping, mooching about and consuming.”
She is alleged to have ventured upstairs and out into the backyard and actually likes being picked up for a cuddle, purring loudly in everybody’s ears and becoming a member of her new homeowners on the couch after they’re watching tv.
Ned Cotton, who manages the rehoming centre, mentioned: “We have been completely overwhelmed by the response to our enchantment for a retirement residence for Morag. Offers of houses got here in from Michigan, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania in addition to Australia and Japan. People additionally despatched in items and toys and we have been so touched with all of the messages we obtained wishing her properly.
“We by no means thought for one second that her story would take off prefer it did, however a 21-year-old cat searching for a retirement residence to dwell out the rest of her days appeared to resonate with folks and we have been inundated with curiosity and provides of houses for her.
“Her coat was very matted when she got here into our care, so a few of it was shaved off to make her really feel a bit of extra snug. But her fur is now rising again and her new proprietor says she’s beginning to look actually fluffy, which is great to listen to.
“We’re delighted that she’s discovered a beautiful residence to name her personal and we all know she’s going to be totally pampered and far cherished there, simply as she deserves.”
Morag’s story has additionally helped to boost the profile of the Worcester department’s native animal welfare work, with extra folks visiting their website, connecting with them on social media and enquiring about adopting a pet from the Holdings Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
While the well-known feline could have discovered her perpetually residence, there are nonetheless loads of different cats on the centre nonetheless hoping to search out theirs, together with five-year-old Todd, who’s discovering cattery life slightly scary and overwhelming, four-year-old Gideon, who bears the scars from his earlier life as a stray, and six-year-old Declan, who was given up for adoption as a result of his earlier homeowners have been transferring home and couldn’t take him with them. View all the cats currently up for adoption.
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