National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month
Written by Town Cats
This year has surprised us all! From the uncertainty all around us to our loved ones’ safety, this year has been challenging for all of us in some form. However, as we move forward together, we arrive at the most selfless time of November. This month, most of us think back to what or who we appreciate in our lives the most. In conjunction with National Adopt-A-Senior Month, we would love to take the time to talk about Town Cats’ senior population and how we work to socialize them and match them to their forever homes!
Our beautiful Ginger is a Siamese / Mix female senior of eleven years and five months. This queen is a caramel mocha royalty who has come a long way in her socialization skills. Once a complete recluse, Ginger would not approach anyone for any reason. Time well spent socializing got her to close and come out of her tunnel. Clicker training and the involvement of treats during the socializing time has brought her out the most in recent years! With time and lots of love, Ginger will soon be in a loving home!
Pollyanna is a sweet diva with a sassy side! A two-tone black and white domestic shorthair of 9 years, she truly is a Town Cats cat with a legacy. She’s made tremendous progress since her arrival at Town Cats. A lot of cats upon arrival are stressed from the change of environments, especially stray cats coming straight from colonies and depending on the form of capture, the stray cat might have been passed around rescue to rescue until eventually finding a loving home, a foster placement or an adequate barnyard placement. We know Pollyanna is destined for a loving family. Through the power of clicker training, she has accomplished many breakthroughs, including allowing you to pet her if you feed her dinner!
Then there’s Ima Cat! A senior who loves to snuggle any other cat, but humans can keep their distance. While this is generally how it goes with Ima, she lets others who spend adequate time socializing with treats close for a pet or two reportedly. Thankfully, we have consistent clicker trainers who religiously come in weekly and practice clicker training with our harder to place seniors! We have had many successful results in adopting these seniors with clicker training. Thus Ima Cat has the same chances!
If you or anyone you know is looking for a cat this November, please recommend a senior! These babies deserve an equal shot at a cozy home as any other cat and this National Adopt-A-Senior Month gives the senior cats in your community a chance at a forever home!
Written by Town Cats