Golden Oldies

We hope that our older cats do not get over looked, as they still have so much joy to bring to a new family. There are many benefits to owning an older feline, they already come with manners, are more calm, the days of them wandering will be in the past and the relationship between human and cat can be much stronger. If required, Cats Protection will help with medical costs for any conditions these older cats may have.

Meet Phoebe...this is what her fosterer has to say about her..."Phoebe is adorable - loves a good chin scratch, loves a cuddle and is a chatterbox at times. She's one of the sweetest cats that we've had! She does like her own company at times, where she'll take herself off to sleep for hours on end in another room. She does that more than being a lap cat. She loves to get involved with what you are doing. She's got a lovely temperament, with an occasional burst of excitement, where she may run up and down the stairs quickly or attack a mouse toy. But that will be it for a day or two!!"

Phoebe has been a much loved cat but now her owner is moving to a place where Phoebe would not be able to go outside and her owner does not want to restrict her to life as an indoor cat. She needs a quiet, settled home, well away from busy roads. Ideally she would prefer to be an only cat but may settle with a quiet, older male cat as long as there is room for them to have their own space when they choose. Phone Gill on 01749 850660 if you could be the very lucky person to give Phoebe a new home.

             And now to meet Tommy...he is a 14 year old gentleman who had been living as a stray for some time before he came into our care. His time on the streets has taken its toll on his health and he needs a quiet, loving home to relax in for the remainder of his life.
        He is a long haired cat whose shiny black fur is now turning brown, as happens with older black cats. He loves being stroked and brushed but his fosterer says that he always looks a bit scruffy even after just being brushed.
        Tommy has a sunny optimistic nature and is easy to handle. He doesn't seem to worry about other cats. He has recently had a dental so he may not have many teeth but the ones he does have are healthy! Tommy is an affectionate chatty fellow and is now relaxing and starting to be a lap cat.
        Unfortunately, Tommy has some damage to his kidneys. It's likely that this is just wear and tear from being an old cat. The condition is quite common in older cats. At the moment it's managed by the vets with daily tablets and a special food. He takes his tablets very well and enjoys eating his special food. If required Cats Protection will help with the ongoing costs of his care. We have no idea how long his condition will be manageable for, however at the moment he's happy and as healthy as he can be. What we do know is that he deserves better than to stay shut in a pen. He's a beautiful cat. Please do get in touch and find out more. Phone Tina on 01458 835179.