Family Bids Farewell to Cat Adopted at Age 20

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(Jill Williams/YouTube)

The last two years of Dexter’s life were truly the sweetest for him and the family who adopted him at age 20. “The best cat in the entire world has left us,” says the caption on the moving video tribute.

(Jill Williams/YouTube)

Dexter’s legacy can be summed up in one phrase:  it’s never too late to adopt. The video by Jill Williams is on YouTube, and the story of Dexter and his boys, Harry, 7, and JJ, 5, was reported on Williams’ video has more than 80,000 views.

(Jill Williams/YouTube)

At age 20, Dexter was rescued from a hoarding situation in 2014. The family chose him after one of their sons begged for a kitty: “I think it’s safe to say they both win,” a video caption says.

(Jill Williams/YouTube)

“You might think a toothless old cat this old in failing health would just want to be left alone,” says another video caption. “But Dexter craves attention. Especially from his two new human brothers: Harry (age 7) and JJ (age 5).”

(Jill Williams/YouTube)

“He [Dexter] was living in a home with around 100 other cats, most in horrible shape and suffering from poor health and malnutrition,” Williams writes. “I think he believes he has hit the jackpot.”

(Jill Williams/YouTube)

The photos in the video show Dexter basking in the warmth and love of his human and animal family. “It’s never too late to save a life,” Williams writes. “There are so many great animals waiting to find their forever home in shelters across the country.”

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