Cats For Seniors

Senior cats are often in need of quiet loving households in Monroe County, MI. Senior humans are often in need of companionship. At other times, we’ve got felines of all ages that need a foster home, which is a great way for seniors to help cats and kittens without a long-term commitment. For these reasons, and more, cats for seniors a win/win for everyone – feline AND humankind.

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Cats for Seniors

Healthy for Both parties

If you’re a senior who would love to have a feline for companionship, but you’re worried about making a long-term commitment, fear not. The Cats for Seniors program has two options.

First, you have the option of fostering cats or kittens until we can find ‘furever’ homes for them with someone else. You’ll be helping a cat by providing a quite home and you’ll have a furry friend to keep you company.

The next option is to adopt a cat, preferably a senior cat, because the time commitment is much less than when adopting a kitten (since most cats live to be 15+ on average).

One of the biggest fears seniors have that prevent them from fostering or adopting is the question, “What do I do if something happens to me? Who will care for my pets?”

At FoCA, you’re covered. We keep track of the adopters and fosters so if you are unable to care for your pets, you (or your loved ones) can contact us and we’ll be happy to re-home your pets to loving homes so you don’t have to worry.

Reasons for Seniors to Adopt

  • Cat owners tend to have lower blood pressure than people who don’t have pets. 
  • Cats reduce stress and provide companionship.
  • Cat parents have stronger immune systems because the joy cats bring, which increase secretory immunoglobulin A for better immunity.
  • Likewise, cats help people with conditions such as arthritis,  fibromyalgia, or other chronic diseases / painful conditions by helping owners stay active and productive.

If you’d like to learn more about the cats for seniors program for you or a loved one, by all means contact us to today.

 

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How Cats for Seniors Works

  • Call to learn what animals we have
  • Fill out the volunteer form for foster care or adoption form for adoption
  • Pick up your cat from us at the designated time.
  • If you can no longer care for your pet/foster, contact us and we’ll make sure to find another loving home so there’s no inconvenience for you and/or your loved ones.

“University of Minnesota Stroke Institute did a 20 year study and proved that cat owners seemed much less likely to die of heart attack and stroke than people who had never known the love of a cat.”

FOCA’s Cat Programs

Spay and Neuter

The Paws Clinic, a high-quality, affordable spay and neuter service, has done over 40K procedures. They offer discounts to people seeking low-cost vet services for felines.

Trap & Release

To help control the cat population in Monroe County FoCA offers trap, spay/neuter, and release programs. It’s a great way to keep neighborhood cats from overpopulation.

Barn Cats

Discourage rodents and provide a companion for horses and other farm animals. Each cat is spayed/neutered and vaccinated so they are ready to ‘work’ and be a friend to your family.

Cats for Seniors

We often have senior cats in need of quiet loving households. At other times, we’ve got felines of all ages that need a foster home. For seniors humans seeking companionship it’s win/win.

Find the Purrrr-fect Best Friend

Check out our list of adoptable cats and kittens from Petfinder today!