Sponsored Adoption for Cats Over 5 Years
We currently have 15 cats over five-years-old available for adoption and most of them have been here for over a month. Now here’s the good news, thanks to an incredibly generous donor the fees for all 15 cats have been waived! We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the donor who stepped up to the plate to help our older cats.
With so many kittens and young adult cats at our shelters, our older cats really need some time in the spotlight. With this promotion we hope to highlight the beauty of adopting a fabulous adult feline.
Maryann Regan, Director of Shelter operations at the Animal Rescue League of Boston says, “There are many reasons as to why you should consider adopting an adult pet. For the most part, older pets have passed their critical development stages. Therefore, the personality you see is the personality you get.” Maryann goes on to say that “This might help an adopter make a successful match for his or her lifestyle. For example, senior animals can be calmer and perhaps better trained than their spunky, younger counterparts.”
View our adoptable cats online or stop by our Boston or Brewster shelters and we’ll help you find the purrrfect match!
Lil’ Nugget. Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe
It’s been a good week for Lil’ Nugget. Last week he was a little under the weather. He was struggling with a respiratory infection and had to be in isolation on a strict medical regimen. Today he’s off his meds, out of isolation and his eyes are crystal clear. Now this shy little guy begins the process of socialization!
His foster mom, Maria, sent us an update last night and said that “he has started to explore around the house. He climbed 2 stairs for the first time yesterday.” He’s as curious as any kitten. Now that Lil’ Nugget is healthy he needs to start working on his people skills. Maria will work on getting him to become less timid. She explains that he “still needs socializing, because he is very shy, but getting better every day.” Physical contact is one of the best ways to get him to come out of his shell. Maria will be spending the next few weeks holding and petting Lil’ Nugget, playing with him, introducing him to her own cat and helping him become more comfortable with people. Check back next Tuesday for an update on Lil’ Nugget and find out how he gets along with his foster sibling!
Missed last week’s post about Lil’ Nugget? Catch up on his story now!