Brokenhearted 11-Year-Old Senior Roxy Traded In For Kitten At Florida Shelter


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

A Facebook link to help Roxy can be followed here. Please share this senior’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Click here for her adoption photos and her listing. Animal ID: A047268 Room No.: WD08. “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. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Tuesday, February 21, 2017.” If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is (407)836-3111.


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1 comments:

February 28, 2017 at 8:44 AM delete

The people who left their 11 year old dog and were allowed to adopt a kitten should not have qualified for an adoption--what they did with the dig was irresponsible and cruel and that doesn't warrant taking another animal to suffer the same fate down the road. I hope the shelter told them of the suffering that their dog will have upon abandonment--horrible!!

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