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For general information about adopting one of our rescue cats, please see the Cats for adoption page: http://www.bristolandwalescatrescue.com/catsforadoption.htm
IN PRAISE OF OLDER CATS
Older cats are always harder to re-home, especially during kitten season when they are completely overlooked in favour of the little cuties.
BUT older cats make wonderful pets:
They don't wreck the house!
They are more relaxed and love their cuddles - they make great lap cats.
They are much less demanding and are happy to be left on their own.
They don't go far and many are content to be indoor cats - a bonus for people living in flats or on busy roads.
Older cats make great companions for older people but many senior citizens believe they cannot own a cat because they don't have transport or they are less able than younger people.
RUBBISH!! Older people make wonderful owners, they have more time and often more patience!
We provide a full support service - trips to the vets, help with medication etc and we are always at the end of the phone.
The benefits of cat ownership have been scientifically proven:
Cat owners are more active and more sociable, they have better physical health, recovering from heart attacks more easily and making less trips to their GP.
They have better mental health, they are happier with another little soul to look after - it gives them a focus and a reason to get up in the morning.
Loneliness is a terrible thing and a little furry friend improves their whole quality of life, increasing social interactions and providing companionship.
Have you an elderly friend or relative who would love some company?
Please consider one of our golden oldies below:
This is 10-year-old Jasmine who had to move out of her home as she didn’t get on with the family puppy. She can be a little shy so she would be best suited to a quiet home where she can get to know her new family in her own time. She may never be a lap cat but she is very chatty, loves being around people and enjoys nothing more than cuddling up on the bed; once she is settled, she will purr and paddle away when stroked.
Her foster mum would love to keep her but feels she is best suited to being an outdoor cat as her hunting skills are wasted on string and fabric mice! Despite her age, once she sees a ribbon, she is like a kitten again and will play at any opportunity.
Jasmine is microchipped, neutered and fully vaccinated. She has recently had blood tests - results of which have come back fine - and a dental procedure, so a bit of an MOT! What the vet did mention is that she could do with losing a bit of weight!
Swindon - home from home.
Monty is 11 years old. Unfortunately his owner could no-longer look after him and he ended up living in a large crate in a garage. He is a little shell-shocked after their experience of forced incarceration, but is coming round now. He is no trouble but doesn't really like other cats so much, thus would be suited to being the only cat in the home.
Neutered, Vaccinated and Chipped
As you know, BWCR doesn't do putting to sleep; we give every cat the best chance we can and that includes our oldies, but sometimes we just can't rehome them. So.. we have an OAP room with our lovely Jen (an OAP herself, bless her!) in Eastville where they can live out their days in comfort with a lovely sunny garden to enjoy.
But ..they are a drain on our resources - from vet visits and medication to only eating posh pouches as their appetites aren't great when they're older - or maybe with old age comes great wisdom and the ability to con us!
We have Lizzie in renal failure, Daisy who's 22 and Annie who possibly has gut lymphoma - they're all happy and enjoying life and will stay with us for however long they have.
If you are able to help with the cost of keeping them for the rest of their lives, please get in touch.
Little old lady Annie (17+) was handed into a vet as a stray but no owner came forward to claim her. She has recurrent bouts of cystitis and the vet suspects that she has gut lymphoma. Her urine is very dilute too, which means she will go into renal failure at some point. She is also very deaf.
Amazingly, Annie seems as fit as a fiddle and is still very spritely! She's a little sweetie who loves food, especially anything her human might be eating - she believes in sharing! Because of her deafness, she has a very loud miaow with which to demand both food and cuddles!
16-year-old Lizzie came to us with renal failure. She's fine at the moment though and very happy in her foster home, so long as you have time to stop and have a chat with her!
Her owner says, "We adopted Fluffy at age 10+ and she's been in excellent health, no trips to the vets apart from vaccinations, is chilled and great with my respectful children. We would certainly take on an older cat again. We are so grateful to have a mature cat that's litter trained and doesn't scratch the furniture.
She is a real character. Every time I come anywhere near the PC Fluffy is straight up on to the desk, well onto the chair and then onto the desk! She lies down to sleep but in such a funny position! I know people may not want to adopt an older cat, but I would highly recommend it. What you see is what you get! Thank you Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue for Fluffy."
Chutney was found as a stray, skinny and starving and after a vet visit he was found to be hyperthyroid. He's responded brilliantly to his tablets and put on 1kg in 3 weeks and is looking so much better now. He's having his thyroid removed soon so he won't need tablets any more and will be just like any other cat.
He's lovely - chilled, soppy, affectionate, loves cuddles, loves food (although that should calm down a bit after his op!) and looks like a little lion. He's anything from 14 -17 years - he already looks years younger than when he arrived so it's hard to tell his age.
Neutered, chipped and vaccinated.