Boots lived with a family for 18 years until May 5, he was surrendered to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because the new home would not allow pets.
At 18, Boots is a super senior cat. Despite his age, the MSPCA wanted to help him to get a fair chance for a forever home.
When Cara Seifert, a veterinary technician wandered into the shelter with no intention to adopt, she spotted Boots and it was love at first sight. “He was just purring away, and I thought, ‘You know what, I don’t care how old he is, he deserves a home’,” Seiffert told Boston.com. “I could’t leave him there.”
“Boots is embracing his new lease on life and is a great new addition to his home,” said MSPCA at Nevins Farm via Facebook. “His adopters say that ‘he’s blending in here perfectly and has even been sleeping on the bed with my dog.’ And when he isn’t sleeping with his new canine BFF, he’s spending more time sleeping with his humans (senior cats are nice and mellow that way) and following them around the house wherever they go.
They told us ‘he’s an awesome old man and (we are) so happy to have him!’ Three cheers for Boots and his family for understanding that age is just a number!”