A thirteen year old cat named Asimov who had been at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS/SPCA) shelter for almost three years was finally adopted this past weekend on May 26.
Named for the famous writer Isaac Asimov, she was surrendered to PHS/SPCA by her owner in July 2015 after her owner lost her housing. Asimov’s story received national media attention when the popular animal blog The Dodo published an article about her last year in hopes of helping to find her a new home. The daughter of Isaac Asimov, Robyn Asimov read about the cat named after her father and offered assistance in helping to secure a loving family for the cat.
PHS/SPCA also included a story about Asimov in their quarterly newsletter PawPrint last month, which caught the attention of the person who ended up adopting her. Asimov now lives with new family in Hillsborough.
PHS/SPCA is an open-door shelter that accepts all animals, regardless of age, breed or size and since 2003 has been successful in finding homes for 100% of the healthy cats and dogs in their care. PHS/SPCA saves the lives of more than 6,000 animals each year and through their donor funded Hope Program, they provide life-saving medical and behavior treatment for more than 150 animals each month.