Can You Write a Happy Ending for this Arizona Shelter Cat?
Once Upon a Time at the Animal Shelter
Once upon a time, in the sun-drenched city of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Jenn decided it was time to open her home and heart to a new pet. She'd heard wonderful things about the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center and decided to pay them a visit.
Jenn walked into the animal shelter. She wanted to meet the cat who had been at the shelter the longest. She didn't mind if he or she didn't get along with other animals. She was looking for the perfect "only pet" for her home.
Jenn and her elderly mother had moved to Sierra Vista recently. Mom was in her 70s, and she'd been having some health problems, which is why they moved from Ohio. The dry Arizona air seemed to agree with both of them.
Jenn worked during the day and she wanted her mom to have a companion while she worked.
The Animal Shelter in Arizona
The Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center in Sierra Vista made Jenn feel instantly at home. She brought her mom along to help choose a special friend. They were both looking for a mature cat. A sweet little kitty who would be content to sit on Mom's lap and enjoy a soft pet throughout the day.
Walking through the cat enclosure at the shelter, Jenn and her mom carefully checked out each feline lounging or playing in their little home. A small black cat named Jolly seemed to have a bit too much kitten energy. A nice little tortie named Sweetie had only been in the shelter for 3 days.
Jenn kept going. That's when she locked eyes with Bugsy, a domestic shorthair with a sweet soul. He was a senior cat, at least 10 years old. He was friendly and happy to relax on a lap all day long. Bugsy seemed perfect for their household.
A volunteer at the shelter told Jenn, "Bugsy is a wonderful senior kitty. He lost his owner before he came to the shelter, and he's very sad and depressed."
Jenn's grandkids would probably be visiting soon, so she wanted to be sure he'd be a good fit. "He seems to like children," the volunteer told her, "he spent a lot of time around his owner's grandkids and around younger adult humans."
He's probably better off as an only cat though. Family members had tried to take him in, but he wasn't fond of either their dogs or their cats.
Bugsy is a real cat who's been at the animal shelter for nearly 200 days. His details are real.
Sadly, Jenn and her mom were two lovely people I made up. But, if you can relate to their story - or know someone who would - let them know that Bugsy would be the perfect addition to their family.
Can You Write Bugsy's Happy Ending?
Bugsy is a BIG cat, who likes calm, and head scratches. If you're available to make Bugsy provide those pets and scratches, call the Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center at 520-458-4151 and arrange a meeting.