Brokenhearted 11-year-old Roxy traded in for kitten at shelter!

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For over a decade, Roxy had a home. Tragically the bitter irony is the very place she was adopted from as a puppy; the Orange County Animal Shelter in Orlando, is now the place she was returned.

This time, an adorable little kitten took Roxy’s place – her bed; her toys and every warm caress and pat atop her head she had known for so many years.

We can only hope the brokenhearted Roxy did not see her family walking out of the shelter with their new pet.

When shelter volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed arrived on Saturday, the heartbreak of Roxy’s plight was revealed.


“She is in ISO (isolation) and the ACO told me she was growling and snapping. I got permission to give it a try…. She crawled into my lap.


She was just scared, can sit, shake and is very obedient. He begged me ‘to take her today.’ I wish I could…”

Please share this senior’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

“Hi, my name is Roxy. I am an approximately 11 year old bl brindle and br brindle spayed female. I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 48 pounds.”

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