I was at the shelter last, Fri, 10 to noon. That being my usual day & time to volunteer. Of the kitties that are currently available for adoption, we have one four year old & another that might be that age or a little older. Neither are seniors. As for the dogs, I don’t think we have any in that age range either.
Since cats can often live longer than dogs, especially if they’re indoor only, senior often starts for them at past 10. For many dogs, that age is their upper limit. So, being a senior for them is considered what the last 25% of their life is.
We have two senior kitties. Both 11. Though, the way they run around, chase & wrestle each other, you’d never know it. Do you have or have you had an older animal companion?
This is one of those stories that brought tears to me eyes. So touching & uplifting. Otitis is an older special needs kitty. He had developed cysts on his ears that his people couldn’t afford to have treated. They surrendered him to the Feline Rescue Association of Baltimore. Due to his condition he had to have his ears removed. As many of you are probably aware, senior & challenged animals are often overlooked. Fortunately for him, a young lady who had grown up on a farm which included kitties, was looking for a companion. She had been having anxiety due to a car accident. She knew that kitties could be a good source of emotional support which she’d reciprocate. She was specifically seeking an older special needs kitty. When she saw Otitis she fell in love. They are both grateful to have each other. Please go to, Love Meow, to read the article & look at the pics & vids.
This was posted on the Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. Facebook page: URGENT!!! FOSTER HOME STILL NEEDED FOR SENIOR ALAN! We are still in URGENT need of a local foster home for Alan! He needs out of the shelter ASAP! This extremely gentle senior Angel does not deserve to be there. His family deserted him, we can’t! If you can help us save Alan and foster him, please complete our online application at www.nyabandonedangels.com. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (dba NY Abandoned Angels Rescue) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cocker Spaniels and other dogs in need of loving forever homes. They will not reject any dog due to age or health reasons and often accept dogs with temperament and/or medical issues. Given their limited resources, they give priority to Cocker Spaniels and other dogs in local kill shelters that are in danger of being destroyed. To read more about this wonderful organization, please click the link in the previous paragraph.