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Every year on 16 June, we celebrate Mature Moggies Day in a bid to champion mature and senior cats that are over the age of 11.

Why do we celebrate mature moggies?

When looking for a new cat to join the family, many people opt for cute kittens and younger cats, meaning mature moggies are often overlooked.

Sadly, older cats in our care have to wait three times longer to find homes than their younger counterparts.

Mature and senior cats deserve to be championed because each has their own unique character and they can be just as loving and playful as younger cats.

We promise to find a new home for every cat, no matter how long it takes, but we would love to get mature moggies into cosy new homes quicker, as that’s where they’re happiest.

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Why should I adopt an older cat?

Mature and senior cats have a lot to offer, here are just a few of the benefits of adopting an older cat:

  • you will know what to expect. When adopting a mature moggy through us, if possible, we will tell you all about their personality, quirks and preferences which will most likely stay the same as they are past their development stages
  • they are usually more content and unlike overly active kittens will need less supervision when you’re not around. However, you should still provide them with toys and enrichment to keep them entertained
  • mature moggies are more likely to be a lap cat than younger cats but not always guaranteed as they all have individual personalities and preferences
  • depending on their personality, some mature moggies can be great for families with children as they can be calmer than younger cats. It will still be important to keep an eye on their interactions and ensure both your cat and children are safe and comfortable with one another
More benefits of adopting an older cat

What makes a moggy ‘mature’?

Generally, moggies are considered to become mature when they reach the age of 7. Once they reach the age of 11, we grant them ‘senior kitizen’ status.

With the constant improvements in veterinary care, cats are living longer and it’s not uncommon for your cat to reach the ripe old age of 18!

When your cat enters their golden years, they will generally become less active, calmer, and perhaps will enjoy staying indoors a bit more. They will require some extra understanding for their changing lifestyle and elderly cat care needs but despite that, you will be rewarded with a content pet, who is often happy to spend much time quietly at home as a wonderful companion.

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How can I get involved?

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about #MatureMoggiesDay and how you can help us to celebrate older cats.

If you’re the proud owner of a senior feline, show the world just how amazing they are by sharing your photos and stories on social media using #MatureMoggies.

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