Iona, a 102-year-old woman, fell in love with a shelter cat named Edward. The two-year-old shelter cat never had a loving family to call his own. But little did he know that someone was out there who needed him more than he needed them.
Iona had made a trip to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas with her son. Her cat of 10 years had just passed away. After looking for a new companion, she spotted Edward and instantly knew he was the one for her.
“The way he cuddled upon my shoulder reminded me of the cat I’d just lost,” she recalls.
It was ‘love-at-first-meow’ right there.
The kitty just snuggled right up to her. Edward immediately sensed that Iona had lots of love and security to offer him. Iona said: “To me, an animal gives your life “something special” that a person can’t, or material things can’t. You come home from a stressful day, and all they want to do is kiss you. It just makes everything bad go away”
Iona’s had cats her whole life. Now it’s Edward’s turn to be spoiled rotten in what might be his first indoor home.
“Oh my, he’s very happy,” Iona says.
The shelter staff had “no hesitancy” about Iona adopting Edward. To start, Iona’s son promised that should anything happen to his mother, Edward would remain in the family. But also, they believe that Edward is good for Iona, and she for him.
Source: Montgomery County Animal Shelter