Two Elderly Birman Cats Left At Shelter With Heartbreaking Note

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: February 8, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: February 8, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

An elderly woman loved her 15 year-old Birman cats more than anything in the world.

The cats, Missy and Zipper, had lived with her since they were kittens and she took very good care of them.


Things had been going great for 15 years until the woman fell sick and sadly couldn’t care for them anymore.

She asked family members if anyone could take them in but no-one was able to.


And so, the poor woman was forced to give them to the Anne Arundel County Animal Care and Control in Virginia.

When the cats were taken in by the staff, they found a note which broke their hearts.


The note talked about their favorite food and treats. The staff were touched by the woman’s devotion to her cats so they were determined to keep the cats together.

The shelter shared a post on Facebook about the cats and it quickly went viral. It didn’t take too long for the cats to find a new forever home.


A woman from Oregon saw the pics and forwarded the post to her parents who took Missy and Zipper in.

The couple went to the shelter to meet the cats and outgoing Zipper immediately starting licking their faces.

After a few minutes, Missy began to warm to them too.


They are both doing fine now, enjoying life with their new forever road with their new humans – and we couldn’t be happier.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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