Older Kitties Need Homes Too!

Many cats and dogs have been finding new homes lately at HSCC. Ian and I are so happy to not see familiar faces each Thursday when we arrive. But I’ve noticed that those that remain unadopted seem to have something in common, especially among the cats. They’re all “old”. So this is a special blog post just for the older kitties that still have years of love to give. They are also the cats that have the hardest time adapting to the shelter environment and absolutely need the comforts of home.

Mykie, 10 years old. She came to the shelter after her owners could no longer afford to heal her wounds. She had spent a summer outside with a front foot caught in her collar. The collar became embedded in her skin and muscle and she spent the better part of a year with a gaping wound. She is recovering very well. This image and the one below were taken just before her last surgery.

Mykie, 10 years old. She came to the shelter after her owners could no longer afford to heal her wounds. She had spent a summer outside with a front foot caught in her collar. The collar became embedded in her skin and muscle and she spent the better part of a year with a gaping wound. She is recovering very well. This image and the one below were taken just before her last surgery.

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Mykie, on the left, after her surgery. She is feeling a lot better! She LOVES to snuggle. Georgia, on the right, is 11 years old. She

Mykie, on the left, after her surgery. She is feeling a lot better! She LOVES to snuggle. Georgia, on the right, is 11 years old. She's still a playful girl who would benefit from exercise and proper diet to help her maintain her health for many more years.

Georgia again, eyeing the flying feathers that we often use to entertain our models.

Georgia again, eyeing the flying feathers that we often use to entertain our models.

Lizzy, my favorite cat at the shelter right now. She has a unique look, almost like a bob cat, but she is incredibly sweet. She needs a quiet home without other cats or dogs. At 10 years old, she could also use some exercise to keep her healthy. She is truly a gem of a cat.

Lizzy, my favorite cat at the shelter right now. She has a unique look, almost like a bobcat, but she is incredibly sweet. She needs a quiet home without other cats or dogs. At 10 years old, she could also use some exercise to keep her healthy. She is truly a gem of a cat who might have a serious look, but she's all love.

Kita, another 10 year old girl. She

Kita, another 10 year old girl. She's a bit shy at first and keeps to herself in her sunny cat condo but once you show her some love she stays by your side, soliciting pets.

Can you guess how old Bailey is? Yep, she

Can you guess how old Bailey is? Yep, she's 10! She was a riot to photograph as she's still very active and talkative. Like Lizzy she has a very distinct look, although I think she's got the lynx thing going on.

Bailey looks like she has a permanent case of the grumps, but she
Bailey will do ANYTHING for a treat or attention!

Bailey will do ANYTHING for a treat or attention!

Hehehe. Ohhh Bailey. Someone very lucky will fall in love with your sillies and won

Hehehe. Ohhh Bailey. Someone very lucky will fall in love with your sillies and won't care about your age!

Lex had his very own blog post a few months back. He

Lex had his very own blog post a few months back. He's only 8 years old, but he's a diabetic. He needs a little extra care, but in return you get a goofy furball who loves attention. See more photos of this super handsome guy at Lex Appeal.

Interested in one of these special kitties? Check out their profiles at www.chittendenhumane.org! The staff and volunteers have a great deal of knowledge about caring for older cats and can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Peace and Furballs,

~Kelly

Devin - February 4, 2011 - 8:21 pm

that first photo of Georgia made me think of this:

http://www.remax.com/images/states/GA_Map.gif

just take the cat picture and flip it horizontally? See?

-D

alphadog - February 4, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Ha! Nice catch Devin!

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