Currently, at the shelter we have over a dozen amazing cats that are frequently passed over because of their status as senior/older cats. There are many misconceptions about older kitties, but the life expectancy of cats has actually increased dramatically with a range of 13 – 17 years, and it is not uncommon for a domestic cat to live up to 20! Here at the SPCA-HC, we also have a senior-to-senior discount, where folks over the age of 65 adopting a senior cat get 30% off their adoption!
The statement “they are my whole life” isn’t an exaggeration for our pets. We are their only vessel of safety, love, and care – we can’t let them down.
Endless benefits come with owning a pet, especially for children! In fact, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry states that pet ownership positively affects children’s physical, mental, and social-emotional health. Of course, the benefits can only shine through when responsible pet ownership is a top priority. While talking about the wonderful parts of having a fuzzy friend is more fun, it’s important to discuss the consequences of ignoring prevention, recommendations, and warning signs.
August 17, 2023 is National Black Cat Appreciation Day and we have a large number of sweet kitties to celebrate at the shelter today!
August is Immunization Awareness Month! When it comes to our pets’ health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – essentially, it’s easier and more cost effective to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.