What do you do with a 17-year old cat with kidney failure? If you’re Betsy Boyd who earns just $46,000 annually as a part-time writing professor, you pay close to $17,000 in transplant-related costs rather than spend the money for your 3-year-old twins, Texas and Miner.

“Stanley loves me as much as any human being has ever loved me and I love him the same way,” Betsy said. “I want him around.”

To get a donor kidney for her cat, Stanley, Betsy had to agree to adopt the kidney donor cat as well. So after surgery, Stanley has a new kidney and Betsy has another cat. Thus everyone is happy.

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