When Fannie finds a hungry stray cat meowing at her door, she doesn’t hesitate to help. Though Fannie is 103 years old, she takes a lively interest in caring for animals. Over the years, she’s taken in five cats- Lance, Sunny, Crybaby, Fluffy, and Honey. Fannie lives in a rural area- cats who have been dumped or don’t have humans to care for them wander up to her home, where she feeds and cares for them. Her big heart knows no bounds- all are welcome at Fannie’s house.
This photo of Fannie and Lance says it all. “Having cats to care for gives me purpose,” says Fannie. “They are my best friends.”
Lance spent many happy years at Fannie’s, but is sadly no longer with us. At the end of his journey, Fannie asked a nun from her local church to say a prayer over Lance and give him a blessing as he lay in her lap. She asked her vet if he thought that was silly- he told her it was one of the sweetest things he’d ever seen. Throughout their lives, Fannie is dedicated to caring for her cats like family.
Emancipet helps keep families like Fannie’s healthy, happy, and safe through efforts like the Meals on Wheels and More PALS program (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors). The PALS/Emancipet collaboration provides assistance with transportation and preventive veterinary care like free spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchipping for cherished companion animals like Fannie’s.