Longest-Tenured Cat At PAWS Chicago Gets Forever Home

Lisa Fielding
August 27, 2019 - 5:44 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Pierre the cat’s graduation from a no-kill animal shelter program finally happened, even if it took nearly four years.

The 16-year-old black and white domestic short hair found his forever home, thanks to a person who called PAWS Chicago Monday and asked which animal had been around the longest.

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That would be Pierre, a senior cat who needs daily injections for diabetes and has litter-box issues. His condition possibly seemed daunting to potential adopters, but staff members at the not-for-profit certainly took to the feline ever since he’s been shacking up with PAWS.

Pierre held the record of being the longest-term potential adoptee, PAWS Chicago spokesperson Sarah McDonald said.

That ended this week. The woman who called Monday came in that evening to take the senior cat home. She is a veterinarian technician, and her roommate is a veterinarian, so both have experience with special-needs kitties, McDonald said.

“As you can imagine, our volunteers, staff, and many fosters families he spent time with over the years had grown very close to Pierre, so there was not a dry eye in the house when word spread he was getting adopted,” McDonald said in an email. “Some even rushed to our adoption center to say goodbye.”

Bonne chance, Pierre.

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