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Shelter Video Of A 17-Year-Old Cat Crying For His Mama Is The Saddest Thing You’ll Ever See

Shelter Video Of A 17-Year-Old Cat Crying For His Mama Is The Saddest Thing You’ll Ever See

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It’s always heartbreaking to think about our furry friends ending up in shelters. While there are many stories about this, some touch our hearts more deeply than others. Gustav’s story is one of those.

Once a cherished pet who filled his owner’s world with happiness, Gustav ended up in a shelter. He wasn’t the first, nor will he be the last to face this fate, but his story is particularly poignant.

You see, Gustav isn’t just any cat; he’s a senior with seventeen years of life experience tucked under his fur. That’s a lifetime of memories, of cuddles shared and moments treasured.

It’s heartbreaking to think that after seventeen years of companionship, he found himself alone in this unfamiliar place, yearning for the presence of his human.

beautiful cat looking at distance
Credit: TikTok

The shelter posted a video of the sad tabby on TikTok, and it really moved me. Seeing this poor cat calling out for his mom and meowing with so much longing, I could feel the sadness that consumed him. 

His cries echoed in confusion and agony, and it seemed like he was searching everywhere for answers, wondering, ‘Why am I here? Where’s mommy?’

Gustav’s eyes spoke volumes of his pain. They revealed his innocent soul bleeding for the one he loved unconditionally. 

All Gustav wanted was to be back by his owner’s side. Sadly, that could never be, as his beloved human had passed away and nothing would ever be the same again.

Gustav made me think about my own pets and what might happen to them if I were no longer around. The mere thought of them feeling lost and abandoned breaks my heart, and I know many others feel the same way.

Animals experience loss just as profoundly as we do. While they may not understand it in the same way, they deeply feel the absence of their loved ones.

So, tonight, I’m going to hug my pets a little tighter, and tomorrow, I’ll start planning ways to ensure they never have to endure the pain of abandonment once I’m gone.

Will you do the same?

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