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Despite her age and a cancer diagnosis, elderly cat Dotty has been given a second chance in a loving home.

This week we are celebrating golden oldies. On average older cats take around five times longer than kittens to be adopted. Elderly cats deserve loving homes too!

This post has been written by Julie Wilding, Volunteer Neutering Officer at Lancaster & Morecambe Branch.

Dotty arrived in our care in mid-February 2015 when she was 15 years old. Her owner was unfortunately too ill to look after her any more.

elderly white and black cat

It was obvious that there was something wrong with her ears and it was thought it was an untreated abscess on her ear.

Unfortunately it progressed a lot and became evident it was a nasty case of skin cancer. Despite being an older cat she coped really well with the operation to remove her ear flaps and has healed well.

Her hearing is unaffected and she lives her life just as before. Her hair will grow back and she will not be aware that she looks any different from other cats.

black and white cat with ears removed

black and white cat with ears removed in surgery

Dotty has been so brave and is such a lovely character. We found her a wonderful new home in mid-May, only a few weeks after her operation. She has settled really well and will have a happy and loving retirement with her new family.

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