- The personality of an older cat is already known – making it easier to match you with the right cat!
- Older Cats are generally less demanding than youngsters, and need less supervision, so If you work outside the home, an adult cat is much better able to content itself while you are out than a youngster.
- Most older cats are seeking little more than a warm lap, regular food and love!
- Adult cats from a rescue will be neutered, litter trained, and calmer than a youngster.
- If you have an older cat already, another oldie, carefully introduced, can be less stressful for him/her than a kitten.
- The older cat is less likely to catch birds and mice than a youngster, or at least much less often.
- Cats regularly live into their late teens these days, so most seniors will have many years of life and love to give.
- A senior puss is unlikely to leap up on your shelves and knock your ornaments off, or to climb up your curtains!
- Mature Mogs are so grateful to have found a loving home again – they will repay your love ten-fold!
- And last but by no means least … Senior Kittizens Rock! (between naps)
Adult cats come into rescues for a wide variety of reasons – and the older the cat, the more likely it is to have some disruption in it’s life that means it has ended up at a rescue.
Some of the most common reasons are »» The owner has moved to somewhere that doesn’t allow pets, the family is emigrating, relationship breakdowns and divorce, the owner has died or gone into a care home, a family member such as a child or grand-child has an allergy… and many more reasons. Often a cat will have spent years happily living with an owner or family, then one day they are suddenly homeless, for reasons that the cat will never understand they end up in a shelter!
Many cats live into their late teens these days, so most seniors will have many years of life and love still to give!
You know where you are with an adult cat – what you see is what you get! Many people automatically choose a kitten, but you have no way of knowing what sort of cat they will become in adulthood, and kittens don’t stay kittens for long. If you overlook the oldies, you will be missing out on some of the most special cats – and that very special cat in the shelter is missing out on the loving home they so dearly long for.
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(Info copied from http://www.catchat.org/seniors.html)