November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!
At animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation, there are an abundance of healthy senior pets looking for a special home to cherish them for the rest of their lives. Although shaping the life of a youngster sounds appealing, giving a second chance to an older companion can be equally rewarding. They like to share quiet moments, are already trained and usually do not chew or scratch everything in sight. "Older pets have plenty to offer adopters – not the least of which is love," comments Jacque Schultz, ASPCA Companion Animal Programs Advisor.
King Street Cats runs an Award-Winning campaign called
What About Me? ®
where we feature our harder to adopt kitties.
Many of those kitties are senior kitties
who lost their home later in life, through no fault of their own.
Dancing Cat is one of those special kitties that we would like to highlight.
Here is his story:
My name is Dancing Cat and I originally arrived here on 1-30-11 after being found wandering around as a stray. I'm a handsome white and dark orange boy who was born January 2005. I somehow became lost from my home and ended up outside. This nice lady found me and was feeding me. She realized that I was friendly and brought me inside, but her other 3 cats were not happy about my arrival. I am not aggressive with animals at all and was fine with the other cats and even a Pug. So she brought me here to find a new home. I'm a wonderful boy and would love to find a home to call my own. I am very affectionate and like to sleep next to people (I even liked to wrap myself around the neck of the lady who saved me). I love to play and romp around and I earned my name because I will dance around when you come home! If you scratch my forehead, I will give you a big smile. I would do best in a home where I can be the only pet. I will give you lots of joy once you take me home. I was adopted on 8-13-11 to a home where I get to be the only pet (I really loved that) but then was returned on 4-15-12 because my owner had one of her previous cats returned to her and neither of us were happy about it. So while I'm not particularly pleased about losing yet another home and being surrounded by even more cats, I'm really going to put on my best smile and hope that someone will come and adopt me soon. I would thrive in a home that has no other pets or young children. I love calm environments. I'm such a love and will smile each time I see you. Please come see me!
Interested in Dancing Cat, or another one of our senior kitties?
See all of our kitties here.
Read a informative article about the advantages
to adopting a senior cat here (scroll down about 1/2 way).
See the kitties featured in our What About Me? ® campaign here!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org