This is fresh on my mind today because my mom's rescue cat, Gilbert, has been placed on hospice. Gilbert came from a no-kill shelter as Feline Leukemia positive and, unfortunately, has taken a turn for the worse in the last two weeks. As my mom ensures that he is comfortable, warm, and in want of nothing, it reminds me to be so thankful for the wonderful smiles my own shelter rescue, Ricky, has brought to me.
If you have a shelter pet you know the joys and mysteries they come with. They are wonderful and bring so much to the families they join. Please consider adopting a shelter pet if you are adding a furry friend to your family this year!