Meet the PAWS of Coronado Senior Cats for Adoption!
PAWS of Coronado and the Coronado Animal Care Facility often become the temporary guardians for senior cats looking for new homes.
The most common reasons these cats are relinquished include:
> Health issues for their humans that prevent them from caring for the cat
> Their human is moving to an assisted living facility that does not allow pets
> Their human has died
Potential adopters should not overlook these feline baby boomers. The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is 14-18 years, with many living into their 20′s so these cats that are waiting for the next phase of their lives have plenty of living to do!
In addition to saving a life and bringing an feline companion into your life, adopting a senior cat has many perks:
> Senior cats have experienced loss so when they are adopted, they understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
> A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
> A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.
> Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
> Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
> Senior cats make great companions because they’ve been socialized and are much more attuned to humans.
Aging is Not a Disease
How we treat our ailing pets translates into how we treat our children and senior population – and how we treat ourselves.
As with human baby boomers, advancing age is not a disease, it is a natural part of life.
As a cat ages, it can develop health conditions that may require some form of medical treatment and this may cause you some concern.
If you give your senior cat the healthiest and highest quality of life possible, you can help limit the impact of age related health issues.
> Recognize and reduce factors that may be health risks
> Detect disease as early as possible
> Correct or delay the progression of disease
> Improve or maintain the health of the body’s systems
Senior to Senior Cat Adoption Program
The Senior to Senior Cat Adoption Program is when cats over ten years old are adopted by a human 55+ years old.
The fees are $35.00 for the first senior cat adopted and $15.00 for a second senior cat adopted to the same person.