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Adopting Older Cats

There are many older cats (over 6) at shelters looking for a good home. They are older and wiser, but often free. If you can give a cat a good home don't just look at the kittens!


By Nadine

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June 24, 20050 found this helpful

Thanks for pointing this out! Busy people won't have to take time to train a new pet. For us older or disabled people an older pet just makes sense - we can be slow together - ha ha :o)))))

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June 25, 20050 found this helpful

I have always adopted older cats and dogs, they make a wonderful addition to the family. Another bonus is they are already neutered or spayed.

Northern Virginia

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August 13, 20050 found this helpful

Pasadena, CA, has a special program for very low adoption fees when seniors adopt senior pets (5y+), made possible by a special endowment. How cool.

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March 14, 20120 found this helpful

Seven years later this is still excellent advice.

Now more than ever, no matter what country you are in, senior pets are losing their homes as their owners are caught in downturns, and these bewildered loves need rehoming with someone able to provide a furever home for them in their last years.


Please consider rescuing one or two of them-senior pets often come in pairs-they've been together for years and separating them only makes things worse for them.

Often a vet will give discounted services for older rescues because like all seniors, health conditions can develop with age.

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