No suggested adoption fee for our Old Age Pusscats but any donations are very welcome as they've often had dentals and other expensive treatments.
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:
Pearl is a lovely friendly lap cat. She's an affectionate, easy-going companion and very young-at-heart. She came to us when her elderly owner had to go into long-term care.
Pearl is neutered, microchipped and her annual vaccinations are up to date. She has just been vet checked and is in excellent health; in fact, the vet thought that she was far younger than her 13 years.
If you're wanting a super-friendly lap cat, then look no further! 12-year-old Duke thinks laps were made solely for his use - so laptop owners beware! He'll eventually settle down but not before he's climbed all over you and given you a good nuzzle in the face!
Duke has been vet checked and is in good health. He certainly doesn't act his age and is very lively and energetic, and loves to play with his humans. We sometimes home older cats to indoor homes but Duke will definitely need a home with a garden as he spends lots of time gazing longingly out of the window.
Duke used to live with his brother but was quite bossy with him and tended to hog all the attention, so he would probably now enjoy being an only cat. However, he's okay with his foster mum's cats so could live with another cat in his new home. There would just need to be enough laps to go round!
10-year-old Charlie had become stressed since his owners' grandchild started toddling - stealing time and affection Charlie felt was his. Charlie loves his people, craves attention, and is very much a lap cat. He is extremely gentle, well behaved, and a loyal companion, choosing to be close to his owners wherever they were in the house or garden. He would go out when they went to work and wait for the school children to pass and make a fuss of him. So it's not as if Charlie doesn't like children - he would just prefer not to have to share his home with a toddler!
However, Charlie doesn't like other cats so is looking for a retirement home with no other cats, dogs or young children. He is neutered, in good health and has just been vaccinated.
Well meet Fluffy:
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."