Adopt Old Cats – They Are Loving Too
So the Christmas festivities are over and everyone has started feeling the January blues. Unfortunately for many cats out there at this time of the year they have found themselves dumped into cat rescue centres, unwanted and alone. Lots of people still buy kittens as Christmas presents and after a few weeks realise how much responsibility they are and dump them onto overcrowded rescue centres without a second thought.
The good news is that kittens find homes quickly in rescue centres as they are cute and cuddly and people are drawn to these little balls of fur. Unfortunately this means that old cats are often overlooked and can spend months waiting for that special home.
Many people do not realise how much love these older cats provide, and how much fun older cats can be. They are less likely to bring you little presents and are more likely to want to snuggle up and cuddle you on the sofa. Old cats are less demanding for outside time whilst we are busy at work or away for the day meaning they settle much better. The extra experience these cats come with mean they are more street smart and overall much wiser to the outside world, which in turn helps keep them safer from everyday encounters.
Don’t Most Old Cats Have Medical Conditions?
People also have the preconception that older cats have pre-existing medical conditions which may discourage many from viewing or adopting older cats, however many older cats are healthy and have many happy years left to live. It is also important to note that cats with medical conditions are often easy to deal with, as usually they only require a medicated diet and/or administration of a tablet daily.
Thinking about adopting an older cat?
If you wish to re-home an older cat but are worried about any pre-existing medical conditions they may have it is important to speak to someone here at Catcuddles who will be able to tell you exactly what care each cat requires helping you to decide which cat is best suited for the home and care you are able to offer.
All any cat wants is someone to love and care for them, so if you think you can offer a cat a loving home for the New Year then please contact us here at Catcuddles cat sanctuary we would love to hear from you.
Have you already adopted an older cat? What made you adopt an older cat over a kitten? Do older cats give the best cuddles? Share your experiences and stories below.
Article written by Rebecca Hannant