Mature cats can make ideal pets

Caring for an older cat in his twilight years brings a tremendous joy and many owners actively decide to adopt an older cat because of the endearing qualities he can offer.

With their wandering ways behind them older cats tend to stay closer to home and appreciate gentle affection. Owners often comment on the special relationship they have with their older pet, enhanced by some simple measures and an understanding of its needs.

Cats now can have a good long life expectancy anywhere from 17–23 years old, with good luck and good veterinary care.

So please consider homing one of our older cats, they deserve their forever home, a home to be loved, to be cared for, to feel safe and secure and to see out their remaining years.

All of the cats at The National Cat Adoption Centre come with four weeks free pet insurance with Petplan, which will continue, no matter how old the cat, should you wish to take up the option.

If you do, you will receive another four weeks free cover. You will be continuing to help the charity as Cats Protection receives commission on every new policy and renewal with Petplan.

Take a look at these mature beauties and get in touch if you are interested in rehoming any of them.

Lily (pictured above)
Aged 14 years, Lily came to the NCAC because her owners no longer wanted her. She is a delightful little cat, friendly and confident. She is still young at heart and loves a good chat.

Lily would benefit from a calm and quiet home, althought she may be able to live with another cat if there is enough space.

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Princess, aged 12 years, came to the NCAC when her owner could no longer look after her. She is very friendly and loves fuss and attention.

She would do well in a family home with a garden, where she is the only cat, but maybe with older children.

Aged 13 years, Izzy came to the NCAC when her owner died. Izzy needs to be an indoor cat as this is the lifestyle she is used to.

She is an adorable cat, very easy going and loving. Izzy would benefit from a quiet home with a comfortable lap to sit on, and with lots of cuddles.

Jenny, aged 14, years, has been at the NCAC for nearly a year. She is a sweet little cat,who can be quite quiet and unassuming.

Jenny has spent some time in our reception area, meeting and greeting the visitors, but the noise can be too much for her, so a quieter home would be best for her.