Diesel, a 20-year-old cat, ended up at a shelter out of the blue. Bewildered, he bided his time in his kennel, waiting for someone to come get him.
A few days later, in a municipal shelter, Tracey Peddy of Los Angeles-based rescue organization Kitt Crusaders discovered a lovable elderly cat
. After his owner passed away, he was surrendered and found it difficult to adapt to life at a shelter. Tracey connected with Diesel’s tale right away.
“I’ve always desired an elderly or special needs cat—a pet that no one would ever accept. I waited for my specific cat since kittens are readily adopted,” Tracey said.
It all made sense to her when she noticed Diesel’s age. “Without hesitation, I sent a message to the Crusaders. They made arrangements for me to pick Diesel up at the West LA shelter the next day.