At the age of 21, his family abandoned him a the local veterinarians. They could not have cared less, not even bothering to say why.
They probably did not want to front up with the cash to put Tigger down so they just abandoned him at the local veterinarians. Without leaving a reason why they just turned their backs on someone who had been a member of their family for 21 years.
They heard about the kitty’s plight and immediately decided to bring him home and adopt him into their family. After a bumpy start due to being malnourished, kidney problems and a tumor, Tigger quickly adjusted to being loved.
The years melted away and he started to behave like a cat half his age.