Adopt Me: Cat in shelter for 543 days and counting (VIDEOS)

Mar 23 2019, 4:24 am

A Metro Vancouver community animal shelter is making a big social media push to find an adopter for its longest-running resident.

Julia the “Grey Goddess” has been at the Delta Community Animal Shelter for a whopping 543 days. Just think about that for a second. She came into shelter care in September 2017… that’s a long time ago.

The sweet senior is 12 years old, and they’d like nothing more than a quiet retirement home to live out the rest of her days.

Like snoozing on the couch?  You’re in luck — so does Julia.

A sun worshipper, she can often be found catching some rays in the shelter’s Meet & Greet room.

Delta Community Animal Shelter

Staff feels she’d be well placed in a home with someone who can appreciate her gentle disposition. She is a princess and would prefer to be on the only pet in the home.

“We think she would like a quiet home where she can lounge around doing very important kitty things, like napping and bird watching,” her adoption listing reads.

The senior sweetie is adored by the shelter, who are puzzled why she keeps being passed over in favour of other felines, and wee kittens.

Julia is on medication for arthritis and a bit of joint pain, which costs about $130 each month.

Delta Community Animal Shelter

Shelter staff say adding a senior pet to your home can be very rewarding, not to mention a heck of a lot easier than taking care of a new kitten.

“They don’t mind alone time while you work – PRIME nap time (of course). They also won’t spend every waking second trying to find things in your home to play with (aka destroy).”

You can meet Julia seven days a week at the Delta Community Animal Shelter. The facility currently has 15 cats and kittens available too, if Jules isn’t your cup of tea.

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