While cats of all ages are available for adoption, as part of the campaign, all senior cats (age 9 and older) will be available for adoption at no fee from the MSPCA’s three adoption centers in Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville.
Adopting an older cat also has its benefits. These felines are almost always litter box trained and most have lived in a home before, many in homes with children and other pets. Older cats typically require far less time to acclimate to their surroundings than kittens, who are fun, but can be handful. Also many cats live into their late teens, so a healthy 9-year-old cat has plenty of healthy years ahead.
The MSPCA currently has more than 40 senior cats in its adoption centers and hopes to find permanent homes for all of them during the course of the campaign. Said the MSPCA-Angell’s Director of Animal Protection, Jean Weber: “As we join the rest of the country to marvel at the spectacle that is the summer Olympics, we hope animal lovers across Massachusetts will open their home to a cat who we know would love to spend his golden years in a home of his own.”