Nature And Life

Old cat about to be euthanized asks a kind woman to save him

Old cat about to be euthanized asks a kind woman to save him
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Lahmia Mareeal Marano received a text message on her cell phone where a friend of hers who works in a veterinary clinic sent her a photo of an older cat named Maxx. The woman explained that her previous family approached the clinic to request that he be euthanized despite the fact that the cat was perfectly healthy.

Veterinary staff were desperately trying to find the kitten a new home in the hope that someone would want to bring him home as a permanent member and save him from this fate.

Lahmia told The Dodo :

“I tried my best to find him a home and almost succeeded, but in the end they couldn’t take him away. That Thursday, I was told that if Maxx didn’t find a home, he would be put to sleep at the owner’s request. I just couldn’t let that happen, so I got in my car the next day and drove an hour and a half to look for him.”


Senior cat about to be euthanized
Instagram/ lahmiamareeal

Although Lahmia didn’t have another cat in her immediate plans, the woman felt a connection to seeing Maxx and knew she had to help him. She thinks that sometimes the best things in life are not planned.


The woman remembers:

“When I met Maxx, he was obviously very upset and very talkative, but I think he knew I was there to save him. Immediately, he hit me with his head. In that moment, I knew that he was meant to be mine.”

Kitten and his foster mother
Instagram/ lahmiamareeal

At the time, due to all the stress he was going through, Maxx was irritable and confused, but as soon as he met his new mom, the feline immediately calmed down. He seemed to know that she was there to help him and finally get him home.

When Maxx first arrived at the vet clinic, his previous father had a long list of complaints about him, but Lahmia finds the older cat to have been the perfect addition to her family. He had no problem adjusting to his new surroundings, and enjoys following his new mom to give her love.

Cat and dog take a nap
Instagram/ maximilian_theorange_

Lahmia says:

“Maxx settled into the pack very quickly and soon found his favorite spot: the sink. He is very talkative, and sometimes we have full conversations. I think he understands that he is safe with me. He follows me around and stands guard while I shower, something he did the first day I took him home.”

beautiful senior cat
Instagram/ maximilian_theorange_

When she got that text from her friend, Lahmia had no idea it would end up with her adopting a 16-year-old cat, but now she can only be thankful to have her loving boy home.

Finally, the woman said:

“Maxx is a blessing, and I think he was sent for me.”


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