Guess how old I am.
Look closely at my face and see if you can guess.
I look good for my age, so don’t be fooled.
I am 9 1/2 years old.
Why have I revealed my age?
Because I am considered a senior cat.
Any cat over the age of 8 (7.5 is close enough) is considered to be a senior.
Senior cats are often overlooked in shelters, because of their age.
I’m here to dispel that myth!
I was 7 1/2 years old when I came into Cat Depot, and considered a senior.
At that time I didn’t look very good, and I felt even worse.
Someone gave this senior a chance, and now I have a wonderful life.
My mission is to help other cats, particularly special needs cats.
But seniors need help too.
So, today I want to introduce some of my senior friends.
My hope is someone will fall in love with each one of them and give them a furever home.
This is Aslan.
Aslan came to Cat Depot as a stray.
He had a home at one time.
We don’t know how he ended up a stray.
He is a little shy, because he’s new in the shelter, but an ear rub makes him your best friend.
Aslan is 10 1/2 years young.
This is Grace.
Grace was surrendered by her family because of allergies.
She is understandably confused and stressed, having lost her home.
She loves attention and would adjust purrfectly into a quiet new home.
Grace is 8 years young.
This is Patty Cakes. Feel free to shorten that to Patty if you wish.
Patty Cake’s purrson had to go to a nursing home, and she came to Cat Depot.
She is sad for her purrson, and sad for herself.
Some of the other cats told her she wouldn’t get a home, because she is 11 years old.
She told them 11 is middle age for a cat, and to hiss off!
Patty Cakes is a sweet old girl.
Here is Torrie the Detective.
Torrie isn’t really a detective, she just played one recently at Critter Camp.
She was a great helper and is a sweet girl who loves a good head rub.
She is special needs.
She doesn’t have a tail and sometimes leaves little treasures outside the litter box.
Torrie is 8 1/2 years young.
And finally, here is Mattie.
She’s sporting a bow tie in an effort to get adopted.
She’s in the “chubby kitty pod” but that just means there is more of her to love!
Mattie is social and affectionate, and 7 1/2 years young.
(If she gets adopted, I’ll make sure she gets a better looking bow tie. Good try anyway, Mattie.)
So, here’s the information on adopting a senior cat:
The event is called the Cat Depot Classic
It happens Friday, July 14 at 11 AM until July 16 at 5 PM.
The reduced adoption fee for senior cats 8 years and older (7 1/2 is close enough) will be $25.00
With each Senior Adoption you will get:
A clinic visit certificate worth $30.00
A gift bag including a bed, bowls, treat, etc worth $40.00
Miss Marianne helped me with my adoption papers when I was 7 1/2 years old.
We were both very happy I found my furever home.
She and many others are waiting to help YOU adopt a senior cat.
Do it for me.
Do it for yourself.
Most of all, do it for a senior cat!
The Dapper Gent
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