Unfortunately, the allergies continue to worsen and my sister's home, even with air filters and frequent cleaning, is becoming unbearable. She uses HEPA air filters, a HEPA vacuum cleaner, and a heated blanket at night on the couch that they sleep on instead of sleeping on her.
On a practical level, it turns out to be difficult to adopt out two adult cats in Toronto, especially those that come in a pair, with over 450 cats available for adoption through the Toronto Cat Rescue. Ideally, they would be adopted by a friend or family member who lives close by so that she can visit them. Pets are such a huge part of home-life and losing one or two can be traumatic.
Have you had to give up a pet? How have you coped?
(Images: Rachael Grad)