Cat Care Society Blog
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are lots of wonderful senior kitties waiting for forever homes at Cat Care Society.
Why adopt a senior cat? Here are just a few reasons.
1. Whereas a kitten's personality is still developing, a senior cat's personality has already developed. You'll know right away whether your senior kitty is a lap cat, talkative, quiet, or playful. Please keep in mind, though, that shelters are stressful places for cats, so a senior's personality might not shine through as strongly as it will once she adjusts to her new home.
2. Senior kitties often still enjoy play sessions with their people or other feline companions, but you probably won't have to worry about him getting into things he shouldn't. Kittens, on the contrary, often get into mischief and need a lot of supervision.
3. Older cats are typically already litter box trained.
4. Senior kitties are typically more patient and tolerant than kittens. They may be the best choice for homes with children.
5. Older cats provide great companionship. Many adult cats are happy to curl up and nap in your lap or near you while you watch your favorite TV program or read a book.
6. Cats are living long, happy lives today. It's not uncommon for a cat to live into her late teens or twenties. Don't let the fear of not having much time with a senior cat keep you from adopting one. She could have many good years left!
7. Seniors typically have better manners than younger cats. An older cat probably understands he can scratch his scratching post but not your couch. He knows he can sleep on your bed at night, but he shouldn't bite your toes while you're asleep. And he understands he can climb his cat tower but not your curtains.
8. Many older kitties find themselves at the shelter through no fault of their own. Perhaps their former owner passed away or went to a nursing home. Maybe their family moved and couldn't take their cat with them. When you adopt a senior, you are giving her a second chance at a happy, loving forever home, and she will happily reward you with her friendship and unconditional love.
Cat Care Society has many wonderful seniors looking for their forever homes. You can see them all on the Cats for Adoption page.
Here's a posting by Sierra from last Tuesday about Jake in the Red Room:
"Jake is a handsome black and white mancat with medium hair. Jake was adopted from Cat Care Society when he was younger, but somehow (nobody knows how exactly), he found himself at another local animal shelter who returned him to Cat Care to find a new happy home.
Jake's fur was a little matted when he returned to Cat Care, so they gave him a nice haircut. He looks super adorable and he's so very soft with it!
Jake loves affection; he gave me lots of head bonks when I visited him. He is also talkative and would make a good chatting buddy.
Jake is approximately seven and a half years old. He is declawed (not Cat Care's doing), neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccinations. You can find him in the Red Room at Cat Care Society, located at 5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood, CO.
Jake will be eagerly awaiting your arrival so he can show you just what a great companion he is!"
Link to Sierra's original FurEverywhere blog post about Jake
Link to view the CCS Adoptable Cats
Again, welcome Sierra M. Koester to the CCS Communications Team!
Ohms and Wind-Up (pictured) - live with a retired woman. Wind-Up is more outgoing and Ohms is a bit more shy but coming around. Wind-Up loves the laser light and feather toys and Ohms beats around a squeaky mouse at night.
Amanda - “Miss Amanda” shares her home with an older woman. Being affectionate and loving the woman just adores her and considers her a good fit.
Macy - tolerates the 3 dogs in her house and loves laps and does great with visitors that come to the house. Her favorite hobby is to gaze at the birds in the bird feeders by watching out the windows.
Gregory - “Nelson” was brought home by a woman who also has a lab and border collie. He is adjusting to the dogs and will occasionally play with toy mice and balls but really prefers cuddles.
Pepper and Zyah - live with a couple and their adult children. Zyah made herself at home immediately while Pepper was a bit hesitant at first. They have a dog and 3 other cats for roomies. All the cats ignore the dog since they have their own personal cats-only club going on.
Panther - “Herbie” went home with a young couple. He loves his wand toy and is super affectionate with everyone he meets.
Link to view all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats: http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions/cats-for-adoption
During the month of November, adopt a cat from Cat Care Society, and receive a free, gently used hard sided carrier (while supplies last).
And, if you adopt a senior kitty (10+ years), you'll also receive Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program in addition to the carrier. Perpet-U-Care is similar to an insurance policy, in that Cat Care Society will cover the costs up to $250 per calendar year of free veterinary services at The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society to help offset the costs of adopting an older cat. Perpet-U-Care does not cover the costs of annual wellness exams, vaccinations, euthanasia or cremation. Link to learn more:http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions/perpet-u-care
Cat Care Society adoption fee overview:
Cats and Kittens $90 For single cats or kittens (6 months to 9 years)
Pair of Kittens $180 For kittens under 6 months of age
Senior Cats (10+ years) Name your own price
Pair of Cats $150 Cats must be between 6 months and 9 years old to qualify for this discount
Senior Adopter Discount $65 Adopter must be at least 55 years old and cat must be at least 5 years old to qualify for the discount
Disability Discount $65 Not applicable to cats under 5 years of age; adopter must be on fixed income
Remember, November is a great month to adopt from CCS! Here's a link to the CCS adoptable cats: http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions/cats-for-adoption
Crash and Coltrane (pictured snuggling) - are now “Cash and Cole”. They are very loving, happy and friendly and like to sleep together in their bed on top of their owner’s bed. They like wand toys with feathers and the laser light. Both cats loved to be brushed for hours and Cash growls at the vacuum.
Whiskers - is now “Echo” and is completely comfortable in his home and is best buds with owner’s 7 year old son. He likes to carry his glitter balls in his mouth and likes the 13 year old female cat and the two dogs he shares his home with.
Lilly - loves to sit at the bay window and rubs against her two female owners when they’re at the computer. They claim she is a “great cat!”
Link to view all the Cat Care Society adoptable cats.
Manfred (pictured) - is now “Mickey” and enjoys tiny stuffed mice and wand toys. His owner described him as a very special cat and is a good fit to his home.
Precious - likes to run the house day and night but could care less about toys. She also likes to sleep by the owner’s 7 year old daughter and tolerates the dogs that mostly reside outdoors and let her rule the house.
Herbert – who also goes by Herbert George or H.G. was adopted by our adoption assistant David Speckman. Herbert loves to be petted and hangs out on David’s vintage 70’s couch and claiming one whole side as his own.
Mosi - now Norah was adopted by our adoption assistant Linda Langsted. Norah loves to be with her humans all the time. Linda is making slow introductions with her other cats and Norah. She loves her laser light and will play with it until she is out of steam.
Oreo - acts like he owns his new home with an older married couple He also likes to play with their 4 year old female cat as a playmate.
Ziggy - is a major lap cat and loves his pets as his hobby and is adjusting to the older male cat in the household.
Pumpkin - loves to be around the family’s two young children is teaching them to have manners. Her favorite toy is a pink mouse.
Link to view all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats.
Meet Krista, a cat from Cat Care Society. She came to Cat Care Society in October 2001 when she was only 3,5 weeks old. She was adopted in December 2001. But she changed owners somewhere in 2006. Krista had no issues until the boyfriend of the owner started brining his dog over. She started doing her business outside the litter-box when the dog was there. She was terrified of that dog and was brought back to the Cat Care Society in 2006, she has been there for 7 years already(!)."
Link to Cats & Co
See all the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats (even vote for your favorite one)...pet the real kitties...enjoy free popcorn, punch and cake as you browse...there will be free face painting (A Change of Face will be back again this year), coloring and hourly giveaways for the kiddos. Plus, you'll be able to tour the veterinary clinic and shop at Meow Mart for cat toys and supplies.
New this year at Festival of Felines:
will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda. We'll have tables and chairs set up on the grassy knoll between the shelter and the white house for comfortable dining.
Biker Jim's restaurant is located at 2148 Larimer in LoDo and is revered by both Yelp! and Westword. In addition to Festival of Felines on the 28th, Biker Jim's carts are located at 16th and Arapahoe and the Auraria Campus by Tivoli Center. Visit: http://bikerjimsdogs.com
will be on hand to draw your kitty from a photo for $20 (also available in advance).
Particulars: prior to the festival, send a photo of your cat to Suellen Scott,email@example.com. She'll forward it to Alex Ferreira, our sketch artist, and he'll have it ready for you at the festival - or bring your photo to the festival - but please don't bring your cat.
Make sure to stop by the shelter on the 28th, 11 to 2! Great Family Fun!
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