When his owner fell ill and was unable to care for him, Thomas was surrendered to a shelter. When he arrived at Baltimore County Animal Services, the staff immediately began seeking for a rеscuе organization to take him in. They thought that Thomas was a bit too much for them – he was 26 years old.
Senior cats between the ages of 10 and 13 already had a difficult time finding homes, but at 26, the shelter realized Thomas' chances were limited. Knowing the medical issues that cats of that age frequently encounter, not many people are willing to take on a cat of that age. The shelter realized it would be difficult to find a rеscuе that would accept him, but they began posting about him nevertheless — and before long, the right woman discovered him and knew she could help.