A ‘guardian angel’ paid the adoption fees for all senior cats at her local rescue center

A woman mourning the loss of her deceased cat Saffron decided the best way to honor her memory was to cover the adoption fees of all the senior cats at MEOW Cat Rescue in Washington state. Her wish was that they all find loving forever homes.

In a 2016 Facebook post by MEOW Cat rescue, they recognized this kindhearted woman’s generosity and big-hearted contribution to become a ‘Guardian Angel’ for every adult cat in the shelter.

Angels do exist

To clarify, a ‘Guardian Angel’ is someone who pre-pays the adoption fee for a cat. This means that there is no fee at the time of the adoption.

This gesture meant someone cared enough to want to see all unwanted cats find their forever homes. Although the adoption fees are paid, all candidates still get screened.

Turning pain to purpose

People wanting to adopt a cat might consider getting an adult or senior cat instead of a kitten. Potential adopters who were undecided about adopting might be more likely to go into the shelter to adopt versus buy a pet at the pet store.

Because of this grieving cat mom’s generosity, new pet parents could use the money they saved on adoption fees to buy extra toys and necessities to spoil their new four-legged family member.

A tuxedo cat lying in a cage.
An older tuxedo cat waits for his forever home. Pic credit: @MEOWCatRescue/ Facebook

In Saffron’s honor

MEOW Cat Rescue was delighted to have a ‘Guardian Angel’ make such a grand gesture in honor of her cat Saffron. Her final loving gift brought awareness to this organization and all the precious adult cats to help them find homes forever.

You can learn more about MEOW Cat Rescue by visiting their website.

A brown fluffy tabby cat in a cage.
This beautiful brown tabby cat longs for a second chance at finding a home. Pic credit: @MEOWCatRescue/ Facebook

Last thoughts

Grief looks different to everyone.

Losing a pet is one of the hardest things that animal lovers and pet parents will face in their lifetime, there is no right or wrong way to grieve, as no one grieves the same.

Some people choose to have a cremation or memorial service, while others take the opportunity to pay it forward. Making a silver lining out of her grief, this kindhearted woman turned her pain into purpose.

By paying it forward and paying the adoption fees for all the seniors in this shelter, she gave the gift of a second chance to many senior cats deserving a loving forever home.

A white cat with black spots sits in a cage.
This sweet cat longs for a place to call home. Pic credit: @MEOWCatRescue/ Facebook

Did this story resonate with you? Have you lost a beloved pet? How did you choose to honor their memory?

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