Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring the Seniors at Cat Care Society!

I wanted to inform all of you about an event that's taking place at one of my very favorite cat shelters this Spring.  The event, called Spring the Seniors, allows you to name your adoption fee on any senior cat (10 years or older) at Cat Care Society until June 20.

I've been to Cat Care Society many, many times over the past several years.  I really enjoy visiting the kitties, and most of the staff even knows me by name. :)  I admire the way in which the shelter is run because unlike many other shelters, Cat Care Society rarely euthanizes cats.  The shelter only humanely euthanizes a cat if he or she is very ill and is suffering a great deal or tests positive for FeLv or FIV.

Thus, any cat accepted into the shelter stays there until he or she finds a good forever home.  There are no expiration dates on these precious babies!  I also love that the kitties stay in rooms, rather than cages.  Each room holds approximately 6 kitties.  The kitties are free to roam around in their rooms as much as they want - they have lots of blankets, beds, and shelves they can hang out on.  They also have plenty of toys and love from the staff and visitors.

During the Spring the Seniors event, Cat Care Society is allowing individuals to name the adoption fee for any senior cat 10 years old or older.  The even will run until June 20.

As I'm sure many of you already know, seniors have a harder time getting adopted than kittens do.  However, there are benefits to adopting an older cat.  First, a senior cat's personality is unlikely to change as it has already developed whereas a kitten's personality may change as he or she gets older.  Senior cats tend to be lap cats, making great companions for anyone who enjoys having a warm feline in his or her lap.

Whereas kitten are very rambunctious and energetic, seniors are more relaxed.  Thus, senior cats are especially good companions for people who do not have the energy to chase kittens around the house all day.

Some people may not adopt seniors because they believe a senior cat requires more veterinary care than a kitten or young adult cat.  To help with veterinary expenses, Cat Care Society has the Perpet-U-Care program, which covers up to $250 in vet care per year for seniors adopted from their shelter.  Additionally, every cat adopted from Cat Care comes spayed or neutered, comes with a collar, microchip, and tags, and is up-to-date on vaccinations.

I encourage you to visit Cat Care Society if you live in the Denver, Colorado area.  You can also visit their website here.  Every cat deserves a great, loving forever home. :)


Cat Care Society


  1. You are so correct, senior cats are terrific cats to adopt. They are so easy. My neighbor left their senior cats and so of course, dumb me, I am feeding the poor things. And they are terrific cats. That sounds like a terrific event too.

  2. What a wonderful place! There should be more of them!!!
    (a senior cat)

  3. We love this place too, even though we live in North Carolina. I live to visit their site and see who is waiting for adoption. Happy Feet was one cat that really tempted me :)

    All my boys are now seniors, and I think when I am ready to get another one, I would adopt a senior, or a hospice case kitty...they all need love, and I have plenty of that to give!

  4. This sounds like a GREAT shelter! Hope lots of seniors get sprung during this event!!! purrs

  5. Mom said she would truly adopt one of those babies then. She knows what it is to have a senior girl. Her senior girl flew away late last year... and I am a very rambunctious 2 year old girl. Quite the difference. MOL.

  6. Thank you, Sierra -- I will go post a link on the Cat Care Society Facebook page! We appreciate your kind words. Maggie Holben (CCS board and pro bono PR)

  7. I've gotten two senior cats from there and they've been terrific. One had been rescued from a hoarder who took in a tenant who then killed her and burned her house...yet they had taken such care with him that he outgrew his trauma and was glued to me for the remainder of his days. The second had been found starving on the streets weighing only 6.5 lbs--most of it head--and he is just the greatest character and so laid back. He's grown into that head (and then some) but still gives the cutest head-butts ever.

  8. The Cat Care Society has made it possible for my Max to remain with me after illness created a vet bill I could not pay. They responded immediately and Max is now happy and healthy and still with me at age 13. I am forever grateful.

  9. we just tweeted this wonderful event and hope that many Senior kitties are adopted!

  10. What a wonderful program!
    This shelter is doing a great job!!!
    I'm not sure how old you have to be to be a senior...but Glogirly says I'm getting up there!
    ; ) Katie

  11. What a terrific program and event! Senior cats have lots of love to give! :)

    Paws crossed that lots of seniors get sprung!

  12. I'm all for senior cats - thanks for posting such valuable events.

    For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
    Debby in Arizona

    Talk to Your Angels

  13. Thank you so, so much everyone for visiting, commenting, and tweeting! We really appreciate it, and we know the senior kitties at Cat Care will appreciate it, too! :)

    Purrs to everyone and every kitty :)

  14. We adopted our cat Kipsy from CCS just over 2 years ago. Kipsy came in with Damask when their person passed away. Sadly they didn't really like each other and were best adopted separately. Damask doesn't like other cats so he's been living in the Meow Mart by himself this whole time. I'm hoping somebody will adopt him soon.