In a viral Tik Tok video posted in March, the story of one adorable senior cat went viral. With over 14 million views, this cat adoption story resonated with millions of animal lovers.
Meet Mallie! Mallie is a ten-year-old senior cat whose owners surrendered her as they could no longer care for the puss.
A couple running errands one day stopped by a Petco and decided to play with the cats at the store. When they got to the last feline, Millie was there to greet them.
Labeled as a bashful, sweet kitty that likes to be handled, she delivered on her promise. The couple fell in love with Mallie at first sight.
The couple decided to adopt the sweet senior cat on the spot. They proceeded to purchase a few necessities and items to make their new furry family member comfortable.
Afterward, they brought Mallie home. You can see how the day’s events transpired in the viral TikTok post below.
Home sweet home
Mallie appeared content and at ease when entering her kitty condo in her new environment. The blue-eyed beauty is lucky to have found her forever home, as many older senior cats are not so fortunate.
According to a rehoming survey performed by the ASPCA,
“…[P]et problems are the most common reason that owners rehome their pet, accounting for 47% of rehomed dogs and 42% of rehomed cats. Pet problems were defined as problematic behaviors, aggressive behaviors, grew larger than expected, or health problems owner couldn’t handle.”
Aside from external factors relating to pet owners, senior cats and dogs have difficulty getting adopted due to their age.
The ASPCA states,
“Among the 3.2 million cats entering U.S. animal shelters every year are countless senior felines—those over 10 years old—tragically overlooked by potential adopters due to their age.”
To the delight of millions of views, Mallie’s adoption story reflects the joy and hope fulfilled for one special senior cat. Fans of the shared story chimed in with their thoughts.
“Her eyes are so sad, I am glad you took her in bless your heart.” – Melissa
“People are so cruel. She’s beautiful. How could a child make them give her up? There’s honestly no excuse. Thank you for giving her a home.” – Elizabeth Figge
“It’s people like you that make this world a better place.” 💕- Dandelion
Fate intervened when a pair of pet store patrons stopped by to visit lonely cats, changing one cat’s life forever. Now, Mallie can rest assured she’ll be able to spend the rest of her twilight years in a happy, loving home, just as she deserves.
You can follow Mallie and her new chapter with her family on Tik Tok.
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