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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:
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!
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."
12 year old Misty was given up as her owner emigrated to Australia; she's a really sweet little thing who looks and acts much younger and loves to be out in the sunshine exploring the garden. When she's had her fill she'll happily snuggle up for a cuddle and tell you about her day!
She has been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy but she has no symptoms and requires no treatment and there's no reason that should change. We realise that could put potential adopters off so we would be happy for her to go as a longterm foster in the Bristol area and BWCR would fund any treatment if it was needed for her heart.
Neutered, chipped and vaccinated.