A great love story takes twists and turns, which is partly why they’re timeless and ageless. Such is Addy’s tale. In late April, a handful of FFDAS volunteers took at least a dozen cats to Maryhaven, a retirement community in Southgate. The residents enjoyed the visit, and it was a great outing for the cats, especially for Addy, a large 12-year-old girl who had been surrendered by her owner.
To our delight, a gentle, spirited, white-haired gentleman named Lloyd in a Harley-Davidson jacket and a Vietnam veterans’ baseball cap fell for Addy and decided to adopt her. Volunteers Chris Balazy and Fatimah Jafri set up everything Addy would need in Lloyd’s apartment. And Chris kept in touch with Lloyd, taking him to veterinary appointments, calling to check in, and bringing cat toys. According to Lloyd, “She’s the best companion I could have hoped to find.”
On July 17, we were informed that our friend Lloyd had passed away and that Addy would be coming back to the shelter. We celebrate this special adopter’s life, and truly hope that the last three months were joyous because of this girl. What became of Addy?
Within hours of returning to the shelter, Addy found a new someone to love. 97-year-old Margaret heard about Addy’s story, and decided she would be the perfect addition to her home. We are elated that a 12-year-old cat, who would be overlooked by so many because of her age, has brought so much joy to adopters who needed a “someone” to nurture.
Source: Dearborn Animal Shelter
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