Mature Cats Have Lots of Love to Give
12 March 2018
Mature cats still have so much to offer. Although they might have clocked up a few years, there is still a lof of life to share.
They can be homely and extremely generous in their affections, and just want a comfortable, safe, loving home in which to enjoy life.
Sadly, these qualities are often overlooked and they can become long-term residents in care.
Take Saffy, a beautiful longhaired grey and white girl
who is currently the oldest cat in our care.
Saffy is a sweet and friendly girl who enjoys a cosy lap to sleep on. She is a chatty lady and her favourite pastime is to chase balls.
Saffy loves to go outside and explore, catching a few sunrays. But Saffy is not a fan of other cats so she will need to be the only cat in her new household.
With the right introduction Saffy could do very well living with children. Do you think she could fit well into your home?
The team at the NCAC will be on hand to give any prospective new owner the best advice on how to integrate Saffy happily into a family home.
Other mature cats looking for homes include Kitty, Coco and Phillius.
Kitty is 12 years old. She is a sweet affectionate girl, who enjoys a cuddle and a stroke once she has gotten to know you. Kitty came in due to a new kitten arriving in the home, and being bullied by neighbourhood cats. She is a sensitive soul and, due to her history, will need to be the only cat in the adult home, within a low cat density area.
Coco is 11 years old. A beautiful grey with cream dapples, she has a wonderful loving personality dying to come out, but she is struggling to adjust in this environment. She sits on the top shelf of her pen looking worried, but when you start an interaction, she is very loving and will head bounce your hand and give kisses. So a gentle introduction to her new home will serve her well and, given time to settle, Coco will bring all the rewards of homing a rescue cat and giving a second chance.
Phillius is a super 12 year-old boy. He is sweet and friendly, and loves fuss and attention. He has a lovely chirrup, is very cute, and loves his food. Phillius may be able to live with children pending a successful introduction. He just needs to feel love for his golden years.
As always, you can be confident that our vets have given all our cats a thorough health check, so you will have an up-to-date record of their health from the moment you chose to adopt them.
Also, our cats all come with four weeks free pet insurance with PetPlan, which is guaranteed to continue regardless of your cat's age, if you so wish. Many other insurance companies do not insure older cats, which is why we chose PetPlan as our partner.
When you take out insurance after the initial four weeks, you will receive another four weeks free, plus the NCAC will benefit from a percentage each time you renew your policy.
Older cats make lovely companions and still have a lot to offer. They tend to go out less, so you have the privilege of their company more. Their hunting days may well be behind them too - although some older cats do flout the rules and are not prepared to give in to their old age. Just like humans.
All they are looking for is love and companionship, food in their tummy and a feeling of safety and security in a warm home.
Please consider an older cat like Saffy, Phillius, Coco or Kitty when thinking about a new addition to your family. They have a lot of love still to share.
Giving an older cat another chance in life is the true meaning of rescue.