Freddie Mac waited 6 long years at the shelter for her forever home, until she was finally adopted this week by a couple who have welcomed other long-term shelter residents into their home.
The Mower County Humane Society, in Austin, Minnesota, shared the good news yesterday at Facebook, writing:
“Is it possible to get SUPER excited over this adoption?!? YES. Freddie Mac has been a resident at the Mower County Humane Society since 2008. Rob and Robin came up from TEXAS to adopt her! (Well, ok, they actually came up to visit family too.) Rob and Robin have adopted 2 other long-time residents from MCHS–Foxy(named Foggy here) and Tabitha. They are still part of their family, so we are thrilled with Freddie’s new family!”
The Austin Daily Herald reported on the story and spoke with petmom Robin Hanson.
“They’re all wonderful cats,” Robin said of the shelter’s felines. “They’re all deserving of a home, and they all need a home.”
Robin hopes more people will adopt older cats.
“I just want people to go in there and say ‘Which ones waited the longest?’ and take them home,” she said.
Robert Hanson said he and Robin have had good experiences with their cats, who were full grown when they adopted them.
“A lot of people like to come in and grab a kitten because they want a kitten and they’re cute,” he said. “But the ones that have been here the longest, they’re very mellow, they’re sweet. We’ve had great experience with the older cats.”
One of the Hanson’s cats recently passed away, so they decided they would adopt another cat when they returned back home to Minnesota to visit family over the holidays from their current residence in Texas. Robin contacted the humane society and asked for a list of the cats who’d waited the longest for homes and they chose Freddie Mae from those cats.
The Hanson’s have nothing but the highest praise for the Mower County Humane Society and its volunteers and are confident that Freddie Mae will fit in with their other pets.