I am sorry to hear about your decision. I am also going throught
something familiar. My dad is elderly and can not take of my cat,
yes it is my cat but i have moved out and cannot take my cat where i am. I have no choice but to give her up as well. I am very emotional over it but think there is nothing more i can do. I like yourself would rather give her to a loveling couple or older person then have her put down. She has just turned 8 years old and still has alot of loving and living to do.
I feel your pain.
All the best to you!