18-Year-Old Cat Best Friends Need New Home — Together
Their owner just passed away, but they're helping each other get through it.
Benny and Mo have lived together for most of their lives, and have always been best friends. The 17- and 18-year-old cats had a wonderful life together until, sadly, their owner passed away and left them in the care of the RSPCA. Now Benny and Mo are looking for a new home together because after all these years, they couldn’t bear to be apart now.
When the sweet senior cats first arrived in the care of the RSPCA, they were incredibly nervous and sad. Their owner had just died and they’d been taken away from their home, and all of the change was a bit too much for them to handle. Luckily they had each other to lean on, and after a little while, they began to warm up to life in the shelter.
“Benny is very loving and loves a fuss, though not as much as Mo, who can try and steal the limelight a bit,” Sue James, cattery supervisor at the RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Center, said in a press release. “Mo absolutely loves being brushed and fussed. Benny has found all the changes since his owner passed away quite scary and is looking forward to a cozy house to relax in.”
Unfortunately, Benny and Mo have been at the shelter since August, and have had no potential adopters show any interest in them.
Benny and Mo may be on the older side, but they’re still playful and active, and as sweet as can be. They’ve lost a lot this year, and need a family to love them and show them that it’s all going to be OK. They would make the best additions to any family, and just need a chance to prove it.
“In human years these friendly cats would be in their 80s, but despite their senior years, they are still very bright and agile,” James said.
Benny and Mo would do best in a home where they are the only pets. They could live with teenagers or older children, but younger children would be a bit too much for these golden oldies. They’d love to be able to go outside from time to time in their new home, but most of all, they’d just like a quiet home where they could take their time settling in, and live out the rest of their years in peace — together.