Founded in 1911, the SPCA of Hancock County, Maine, is a life-saving organization committed to providing shelter and care for abandoned, stray and surrendered animals. Since opening the doors of our expanded facility in Trenton in October 2010, our organization has found homes for thousands of dogs and cats.
We are also focused on community outreach and education on proper and humane animal care.
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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!
Some of the many stories of pets who have found their forever homes
Hey everyone! It’s me, Lacuna! I have been with my new family for over a month now and my goodness do I love it. I get spoiled every day with love, endless head kisses, and rubs. My fur mom said she came with the intent of getting a cat only a year or two old but when she saw me she knew I was the one.
Bandit, with his big frame and welcoming nature, tended to be an attention grabber at the shelter, while shy little Thelma was a bit overlooked. What most people didn’t see, was that after the hustle and bustle of shelter life settled down in the evening, Thelma was found hanging out with her favorite cat – Bandit! Inevitably, someone fell in love with Bandit and wanted to give him a new furrever home! We were so happy for him … but what about Thelma?
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Cody is a sweet older boy (16 years old!) in need of a quiet and calm home.
We don’t usually see much of him during the day. He prefers to hide in a dark, cozy spot in his cage. We know he comes out at night to explore and have a snack, though!
Cody is just in shock. He was in his last home for most (if not all) of his life, and he suddenly found himself here at the shelter. We’ve given him some time to come out of his shell, but at this point, he may only truly relax once he’s in a real home environment. He doesn’t mind being held, but he gets a bit anxious in a new room with lots of space. Fair enough, Cody! Wide open spaces can be scary. Sometimes you just want to curl up under a blanket on the couch, and Cody prefers to do this every day.
If this gentle older boy is your speed (or lack thereof!), send in an application for Cody. Senior cats like Cody have discounted adoption fees because they’re often overlooked for kittens or younger cats. But Cody needs a cozy home for his golden years, too!