Why an Older cat? Older cats make great feline friends! A senior from Golden Oldies could be that perfect companion!
Many older cats end up in shelters through no fault of their own. Unexpectedly separated from their life long family and now in a noisy, chaotic and scary environment. They have gone from a home to a cage and are confined, confused and frightened.
When people visit a shelter most are drawn to the cute, playful kittens. Meanwhile, the older cats sit by and watch and get passed over again and again as people adopt the kittens. Sadly, some of these older cats get so stressed in the shelter environment that they get sick and therefore euthanized. Also, some older cats are so scared in the shelter environment that they withdraw and don’t show their true, loving personalities and so are harder — if not impossible — to get adopted.
Take, for example, Rosie and Kong, two 10-year-old Golden Oldies. Both were so scared at the Monterey SPCA that they hid under their blankets or shrunk into the corner of their cages. Golden Oldies Cat Rescue took both of these cats. Rosie was adopted in September and has really come out of her shell. She loves to snuggle with her new mom and has become quite talkative. Kong is currently in foster and has shown himself to be a very affectionate kitty; he loves to purr and give head butts. Neither was doing well in the shelter.
Adopting an older cat is a great way to save a life. And don’t these older cats deserve to live out their remaining years in a loving home? For an abandoned and heartbroken older cat you may just be their last chance to live out their remaining years in a safe and loving home. Once an older cat adjusts to a new home and feels safe and secure he or she can offer years of faithful companionship and unconditional love.
A Few Reasons to Consider an Older Cat
- What you see is what you get. Older cats have matured and know who they are. While Kittens are cute, but their future is unknown. How big they will get? What will their adult personality be? Etc., etc. …
- Older cats aren’t as “chewy” as kittens. Kittens tend to want to explore the world with their mouths. They may chew on shoes, books, ears, fingers, electrical cords, drapery strings, or plants.
- If you already have an older cat in your home and looking for a friend for them, another older cat may be the best choice. Kittens can be too playful and may be too much for your current cat.
- When you return from work, would you prefer to come home and curl up on the couch with your cat rather than entertains kitten? Yes? Then Golden Oldie’s is a great choice. Curl up with a senior and watch your favorite TV show.
- Older cats are more likely to sleep through the night rather than frolic and play games all night long — Your toes are safe!
- An Older cat usually make a better choice for families with small children and older people too! Older cats are typically more mellow and more patient with young children.
- And older cats require less attention and supervision. they’re better mannered and should use the litter box without constant reminders.
Interested in adopting one of our older cats? Please call us at (831) 200-9700.