Opal inspires Erma to leave a lasting legacy
At 15 years old, Opal could have been considered an "unadoptable" cat, to some. But the Connecticut Humane Society saw she deserved a second chance at love in her golden years. And so did Erma Pascucci.
Erma knew she had to adopt Opal when they met at CHS, back when she was a volunteer cat cuddler.
"She'd just had her whole life disrupted. I cuddled her and bonded with her and fell in love," Erma recalls as she re ects on her experiences as a past volunteer. "There were other cats there, but they weren't Opal. I had her until she was 21."
Pets like Opal were on Erma's mind years later when she decided to earmark a future gift that will save the lives of more animals in need at CHS. She wants to ensure homeless pets will always have a safe haven that will heal their bodies and their souls, and set them on a path toward a fresh start—whether they're 15 days old or 15 years old, and whether they come to CHS next month or many years later.
Erma had seen rsthand how many pets depended on CHS to help them in the toughest time of their lives, as well as the medical care and TLC given to each pet, especially seniors like Opal.