Tucson Tails: 10 reasons to adopt senior catsby Karyn Zoldan on Jul. 30, 2013, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Cats Meow, Feline Fun
1. Senior cats are always overlooked as kittens* who are the first to be adopted.
2. Because they are less active, they don’t require a lot
3. Most older cats are good with kids, dogs, and other cats because of their calmer disposition
4. Senior cats won’t scratch your furniture; their scratching days are mostly over.
5. While stressed in a shelter situation, they thrive in a loving home and are so appreciative of stability.
6. Many love to be petted and make fabulous lap cats,
7. They don’t get underfoot,
8. You’re not biting off more than you can chew, since they settle in fast; perfect for senior citizens.
9. They can still live a long time and will give you so much pleasure.
10. Senior cats are precious!
(10 reasons courtesy of Jill Schneider, Sandy Parker, and Sara Gromley)
Tucson Tails was reminded today that senior cats have the same problems as senior dogs. Cats are not usually in my radar because 1) I’m allergic and 2) I have dogs. Nevertheless, I am happy to promote senior cats as well as senior dogs.
Photo: Moose & Marylin • #756107, #756110 at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona
10 Years Old • Domestic Short Hair • Male, Female
“No pictures, please!” Moose and Marylin are too humble to pose for glamour shots, but they gladly soak up attention when there isn’t an audience. Modest Moose and Marylin are extra special siblings. They have stuck together through thick and thin and dream of finding an owner as devoted to them as they are to each other. With terrific manners and lots of love to share, this duo will make a wonderful addition to a cat-loving home. Despite their age, Moose and Marylin still indulge their inner kitten with toy mice, cat nip and scratching towers. And they love being admired and complimented. Won’t you flatter them today
Update: An 18 year old girl walked into PACC on her birthday with the hope of adopting a cat. While she looked at the kittens, she ended up choosing an older cat who was overweight and had bad teeth. Today Dwight the cat is happy and healthy.
*But for people who want their kittens, there are so many kittens that are going to be euthanized/killed at any given moment in the Pinal Animal Shelter (sign up to foster a kitten=saving a cat until adopted) and at Pima Animal Care .