태그 아카이브: AdoptPerfect

은퇴 커뮤니티는 슬픔에 잠긴 레지던트가 완벽한 고양이를 입양하도록 돕습니다.: '혼자 사는 것보다 낫다’

은퇴 커뮤니티는 슬픔에 잠긴 레지던트가 완벽한 고양이를 입양하도록 돕습니다.: 'It Beats Living Alone'

Dave Smith, a resident at The Fountains at Millbrook, a Watermark Retirement Community in New York, is a long-time cat lover.

Earlier in his life, Smith adopted an orange tabby named Oscar. This feline companion left such a lasting, loving impression on Smith that Smith decided to adopt another orange tabby when the cat passed away, which he named Oscar the 2nd.

Oscar the 2nd and Smith moved into The Fountains at Millbrook — a pet-friendly retirement community — together in 2018. 슬프게도, 작년, Oscar the 2nd died. The orange tabby had a long and eventful life with Smith, and the pet’s passing devastated his devoted owner.

We could tell there was a big hole in his heart,” Lisa Rieckermann, The Fountains at Millbrook’s community life director, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

Heartbroken over the loss of Oscar the 2nd and eager to bring a smile back to Smith’s face, the retirement community worked with their animal rescue connections to find a young orange tabby for Smith to meet.

Man in retirement home meets cat match Dave and Oscar

Man in retirement home meets cat match Dave and Oscar
신용 거래: Courtesy Watermark Retirement Community

The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had the perfect cat, a young, 정력적인, pumpkin-colored kitty named Hercules. Staff at The Fountains at Millbrook took Smith to meet Hercules, and it was love at first sight. Smith decided to adopt the animal on the spot but made one change before bringing the pet back home.

“나는 말했다, ‘You don’t look like a Hercules; you look like another Oscar,’ ” 스미스가 말했다.

Oscar the 3rd moved into The Fountains at Millbrook with Smith shortly after this meeting, and the duo is now best friends who enjoy spending their days watching movies, cuddling, and playing with laser pointers.

It sure beats living alone,” 스미스가 말했다, 첨가, “I am grateful to the staff for taking the time to help me find Oscar and getting me to the shelter for the adoption,” 스미스가 말했다. “Once they found out I was looking for an orange tiger cat, they were all hands-on deck. I am absolutely appreciative.