Listing a Senior Friend
with Retired Friends
What makes a Retired Friend a Senior
Senior Friends is a program for
listing cats who meet all the normal
qualifications for Retired Friends, but are aged 8 years
Why have a special listing for older
cats? As we all know, adult cats can be harder to place
than kittens, but cats aged 8 years or older present special
problems. A healthy eight-year-old cat can easily have
many years of good life ahead of them. The problem is
finding a home willing to take an older cat. This is meant
to draw special attention to these beloved cats.
What is Senior Friends
not intended to be?
Senior Friends is not, nor should it be
considered, a "dumping ground" for undesirable cats. These
older cats should have the potential to be excellent, happy
pets, but who would do better with the individual attention
available in a good pet home. This is not a program for
listing cats with degenerative and/or contagious medical
conditions, such as cancer, FIP, or feline leukemia.
What if my Senior
Friend has health problems? Should I list the cat as a Special
Friend or as a Senior Friend?
A cat with a health problem should be
listed as a Special Friend, not as a Senior Friend. Senior
Friends are for cats who meet every qualification
for Retired Friends, but need special attention drawn to
them because they are older.
What if my Senior
Friend is a rescue? Should I list the cat as a Rescued Friend
or as a Senior Friend?
A rescue cat should be listed as a Rescued
Friend, not as a Senior Friend. Senior Friends are for cats
who meet every qualification for Retired Friends,
but need special attention drawn to them because they are
OK. I want to list
a Senior Friend. What do I do?
Please return the Retired
for information about how to submit
a Retired Friend. Fill out the form as normal, but be sure
to request "Senior Friends" at the beginning of the submission