Rusty, a 12-year-old female brown and rust cat, came to Golden Oldies on February 21, 2019. One day later, she was matched with her perfect foster mom: Marilyn Bell.
“When I was a young girl, I had bright red hair and everybody called me Rusty,” Marilyn said. Marilyn is almost 84-years-old and lives on a limited income in Pacific Grove. She decided to foster through Golden Oldies as a way to give back and enhance her life with the companionship of an older cat in need of a loving, temporary foster home.
Rusty, a timid girl with beautiful bright green eyes, blossomed in Marilyn’s quiet apartment under Marilyn’s companionship. They do word searches on Marilyn’s patio, take naps together and even exercise! Marilyn admits Rusty may be a bit spoiled: she gets a treat of deli turkey once in a while — warmed up, of course!
“I feel like she’s mine,” Marilyn said. “I think she feels like I’m hers too.”
With your gift today, you can make sure Rusty and Marilyn stay together forever.
We ask potential adopters of Golden Oldies cats to budget $100/month to take care of their cat’s needs for food, litter and medical care. Sometimes folks on a limited income cannot do this, so a perfect match does not happen. By making a donation today, you can contribute to our new Matchmaker Fund, which will provide the needed food, litter and medical care when an adopter cannot. This way we never turn away or separate a perfect match.
$25 sponsors a Golden Oldies Cat for one week
$50 sponsors a Golden Oldies Cat for two weeks
$100 sponsors a Golden Oldies Cat for one month
$600 sponsors a Golden Oldies Cat for a half year
$1,200 sponsors a Golden Oldies Cat for one year
Your donation will keep Rusty and Marilyn together, ensuring that Rusty is healthy and happy in the home where she is meant to be. With your help, Marilyn can adopt Rusty and they will continue to receive support when needed from the Golden Oldies Matchmaker Fund. And so will other adopters and cats when limited finances means a perfect match cannot happen.
“I really act like she’s my child. She really doesn’t do anything wrong!” Marilyn said. “My big prayer is…..let there be a good home for Rusty.”
You can answer Marilyn’s prayer. Make a gift today.
With your help, we can write the happily-ever-after chapter to this love story and Rusty and Marilyn can “tie the knot” and know that the Golden Oldies Matchmaker Fund will help with expenses, when needed.
Checks made payable to Golden Oldies Cat Rescue with “Matchmaker Fund” written in the memo line can be mailed to Golden Oldies Cat Rescue, PO Box 683 Monterey, CA 93942. Or, you can go to the “donate” button on our web page.
Thank you for helping us play Matchmaker this Valentine’s Day – and for helping make future love matches!