We have started assembling a list of shelters that have special programs and/or lowered fees for older cats. Sometimes “older” means a cat is more than one year old. Sometimes “older” is more than six years old. We are sentimental about older cats. And dogs, too, for that matter. We adopted our Jack Russell Terrier when he was eight years old.Here is some information that we hope will be useful for you. We will keep adding to it as we accumulate more information. Animal Rescue League of Boston In June at their CATstravaganza,they reduce the adoption fee from $100 to $50 for cats older than one year. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitty Connection Reduces the adoption fee from $100 to $50. Lowell Humane Society. The Dorothy Fund. They waive 1/2 the adoption fee of $125.00 for seniors adopting a senior cat. Purrfect Cat Shelter Permanent Foster Care Program
Amazing group in Medway, MA. Check out their description of this program - it’s for elderly and other special needs cats. They pay all medical expenses for the life of the cat. You need to qualify for the program. “The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is expanding its Foster Care Program to include permanent foster homes. We are looking for homes for cats that are often overlooked for adoption because of age, medical condition or special needs. Some need daily medication for an existing condition. Our goal is to provide these special cats with a loving, caring home.All cats are tested for Felv/FIV, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.A permanent foster home would agree to care for a PCS cat on a permanent basis as if it were your own. We will provide food, medicines, and medical care (at our approved vets only). You provide the daily care, love and attention. We are looking for homes in the Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Franklin, Walpole, and Bellingham areas.If you would like more information or would like to apply for Permanent Foster Care please contact the Shelter Message Center at 508-533-5855.” Scituate Animal Shelter Waives the adoption fee if the cat is over 6 and the adopter is over 60. They call it the “Seniors for Senior” program. If a younger person wanted to adopt a senior cat, they would reduce the fee too or waive it depending on the case.
Sandy on February 4th 2010