APA Adoption Counselor and Animal Care Technician Kaitlyn just told me something crazy – we have eight cats available for adoption who are all over eight years old!
So this got me thinking… maybe people don’t know the benefits to adopting an older cat. Quite often, I hear people say, “I’d like to adopt an older animal but I don’t know how much longer he will live.”
To that I say, “WOOF!” Older pets are great. They are already used to human schedules (do you REALLY want to be woken up at 4am to a kitten stampeding across your head?). They seem to know that they’ve been given a second chance and, they bond very quickly to their new families.
There is no guarantee how long an older pet will live but with a good diet, plenty of exercise and lots of TLC, an 8+ cat can live for many, MANY more years. If you would like to visit with these cats or any of the pets at the APA, you know where to find us!