Glee Star Chris Colfer Rescues Senior CatPublished April 16, 2012
The 21-year-old Glee star tweeted last week, “I adopted a cat today from the West Valley Animal Shelter! His name is Brian, he's 8 years-old and 20 pounds!” Colfer also attached a picture of the adorable brown tabby for his fans to see!
According to People Pets, it didn’t take long for Colfer and Brian to establish an immediate connection, convincing Colfer to sign the adoption paperwork to take Brian home. “He’s a roommate, I’m too young to be a Daddy,” said Colfer to his fans on Twitter.
Unlike Colfer, many prospective pet owners often overlook senior pets in favor of adorable puppies and kittens. In fact according to a recent AP-Petside Poll, only 15 percent of prospective pet parents are looking to rescue a senior pet. The case of the 11-year-old cat Boots is a perfect example of society’s view of senior pets as many no-kill shelters refused to take Boots in because of his elderly age.
Yet, as any senior pet owner will tell you, older pets are just as adorable and are equally in need of a loving forever home.
In that vein, Colfer strongly encouraged his Twitter followers to consider adoption when adding a pet to the family. “It was heartbreaking to see so many sweet animals needing homes. Please think about rescuing!” he said.
If you’re thinking of following Colfer’s example, check out this slideshow of adorable adoptable senior pets looking for a loving home!
Did you adopt a senior pet? Share your experiences and/or thoughts on Colfer’s decision to adopt a senior pet in a comment below!