Update: Jean Luc is purring with contentment to report that all three of these special kitties have found their forever homes!
Jean Luc here – roving reporter for Orlando Cat Café with an urgent plea for help. As fans of all things feline, I think we can all agree that: ALL cats are special and ALL cats deserve a good home.
But some cats have a story that makes them even more special. Today I would like to introduce you to 3 of my new feline friends at The Orlando Cat Café who are in desperate need of a loving home. Maybe it’s you? Maybe someone you know?
At 17 years old, Velvet is our most senior resident at The Orlando Cat Café. As you can see from her picture, she is a beautiful girl, but her life story is anything but. Prior to her arrival at Orlando Cat Café, Velvet was rescued by Hillsborough County Animal Services from a hoarding house where there were (literally) 100’s of other cats. From Hillsborough County, she went to Orange County Animal Services and then transferred to Purr Another Day who got in touch with our partner, SPCA Florida, and they felt that the Orlando Cat Café would be the perfect place for her to wait for her forever home. Although she is very happy at Orlando Cat Café, this senior gal is most deserving of a stable, loving family who will allow her to live out the remainder of her life.
I love Velvet – she’s like my grandma! Here are 10 reasons why Senior Cats Rule (as told me by Velvet herself):
- When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it. While I enjoy being at the Orlando Cat Café, I know that I will be super thankful to find my forever home where I can be with my forever family!
- A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
- Unlike dogs, you can teach an old cat new tricks! Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts. I’ve always wanted to learn how to give a high paw – maybe you can teach me?
- A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night). That’s so kittenish!
- In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is. I have excellent litterbox skills!
- A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting. I’m purr-fect just the way I am!
- Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored. Ah, kittens!
- Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies!
- Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting. I learned that a long time ago!
- Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for – so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.
Do you know someone who could adopt Velvet? Are you that special someone? SPCA Florida has generously lowered the regular adoption fee to help find Velvet her forever home. We ALL want Velvet to finally have a loving family to call her own.
Hope and Pepper
Hope and Peppers are both 6 years old and come to us through our partners at SPCA Florida. Because they are black, they had to wait a long time to find their first home. Their owner recently suffered a stroke and sadly is unable to care for them. They loved their home, which was completely designed for them with fun kitty pathways and miss their old life but desperately want a new home to call their own. They love each other dearly and would like to stay together since they have lost so much already. They already had to say goodbye to their rabbit friend who lived with them. So much loss for these kitties to deal with in such a short time.
Hope loves belly rubs and snuggling under the covers. Pepper likes to lick his brother but will not allow Hope to lick him back. They are sweet, cuddly boys who love to sleep in bed with their owner.
Their owner loves his babies and is hoping they will find a wonderful home together so that their rescue story can continue to be a happy one. Do you know of someone that would like to adopt Hope and Pepper? Is that someone you?
Please help spread the word about these three special cats all at the Orlando Cat Café and let’s all work together to get them to their forever homes THIS WEEK!
*Velvet is currently at the Orlando Cat Café and Hope and Pepper will arrive this Friday afternoon (7/13).