Mature Moggies Day (16 June)
16 June 2021
Celebrate the joy of mature moggies
Mature Moggies Day (16 June) is a chance to champion the older cats who take over three times longer to find new homes than younger cats and kittens.
When looking for a new cat to join their family, many people opt for cute kittens and younger cats, passing the more mature moggies by. Take a look at Spot, Smokey, Chloe and Pop on our adoption page.
We promise to find a new home for every cat, no matter how long it takes, but we’d love to get these gorgeous senior kitizens into cosy new homes quicker, as that’s where they’re happiest.
To celebrate the nation’s mature moggies and prove that they have just as much to give as younger felines, we’re launching Mature Moggies Day on 16 June.
At Gosport CP, we’ve had the privilege of looking after many senior ‘kitizens’ over the years. There was Belle, 16 years old, and so friendly and sweet she captured everyone’s hearts and adopted by Jean in March 2019; chatterbox Bella at 10 years old loved being stroked and cuddled, especially ear tickles and adopted just before the first lockdown in March 2020 helped her family cope with the stress of the pandemic, and we couldn’t forget 13 year old Daphne who was very fond of catnip mice and being in charge, naturally!
Look at Belle, now 18 years old, enjoying life with Jean who says Belle is loving the weather and spending so much time outside that she now has a water fountain outdoors. We think Belle is looking great and so pleased for Belle and Jean.
Sadly, despite having so much to offer and making purrfect companions, cats in their twilight years take three times longer to find a home than their younger counterparts.
Every year on this date we plan to encourage owners of older cats to share their stories on social media with #MatureMoggiesDay in the hope that it will encourage more people to think about giving an OAP (old age puss) a home.
For advice on how to care for an elderly cat, visit www.cats.org.uk/elderly-cats