Are 65 or older and interested in adopting one of our Senior Cats?
You may qualify for our Seniors for Seniors Cat Adoption Program.
- Adopter must be 65 years of age or older (proof of age required)
- Cat will be 8 years of age or older (some exceptions may be made on a case by case basis)
- Shelter will provide food, cat litter, and medical treatment (supplies must be picked up by the adopter)
- The adopter must be able to get the cat in a carrier and drive to the veterinarian when necessary or have someone readily available to help provide transportation
- The adopter will contact the appropriate FFF volunteer for an appointment with the FFF veterinarian or an appointment with an approved veterinary hospital. If the adopter takes the cat to a veterinarian other than the Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc. veterinarian, then the adopter assumes all financial responsibility of the vet visit
- In the circumstance that serious medical treatment is required, the treatment will be discussed with the physician in charge and approved through FF&F Board of Directors
- If the adopter takes the cat to a veterinarian other than the Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc. veterinarian and if the veterinarian recommends the cat be put down, then the adopter must contact Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc. for a second opinion
- Adopter must provide an emergency contact person’s name to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc.
- Shelter can demand the return of the cat if the adopter does not abide by the signed Senior for Seniors form
- If the Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Inc. veterinarian isn’t available for an emergency the cat will be taken to a veterinarian of choice
For more information please contact Therese: 610-248-7399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Reasons Senior Cats Rule (from Petfinder)
- When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
- A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
- You can teach an old cat new tricks (I do every day with my own cats!): Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
- A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!
- In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
- A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.
- Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
- Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies.
- Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.
- Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.