Senior Kit-izen seeks retirement home15 Aug 2012
Blue Cross is appealing to animal lovers to consider the benefits of rehoming an older cat, as one of our elderly residents, ten-year-old Tottie, is struggling to find a new home.
Mature moggy Tottie has been at our Northiam rehoming centre for over two months and has been continually overlooked in favour of kittens and younger cats.
However, as centre manager Maria Marmo explains, taking on a cat of a more advanced age can be really rewarding:
“Tottie may not be a spring chicken, but she still has plenty of life in her and lots of love to give to a new owner who can offer her a happy, safe ‘retirement’ home.
"There are so many advantages to having an older cat - they tend to enjoy company more than a younger cat and are more affectionate. They generally spend less time away from home and often love to curl up on a warm lap for the evening. Older cats are usually more settled than youngsters, so they are more likely to fit in easily to your home."
Black-and-white older lady Tottie is seeking a home with a cosy place to sleep and a nice, full food bowl whenever she asks for it. She would be happy to live with children, but not another cat - most of all she wants a warm lap to curl up on.
Sadly, older cats end up spending a long time at adoption centres, waiting to find new homes. Some gorgeous cats who could bring lots of love and happiness to a new owner can spend months waiting for new homes.
If you think one of our golden oldies could be the perfect pet for you, contact Blue Cross in Northiam on 0300 777 1510 or visit our adoption pages to find out more.