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Consider adopting an older cat this Holiday Season

Consider adopting an older cat this Holiday Season

Credit: Katherine Moore

by Rebecca Piha, volunteer, Foster and Adoption Coordinator

KING5.com

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 9:38 AM

Reduced adoption fees-Nov 14-23 to promote adult adoptions at Animal Talk Rescue!
 

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider adopting an older cat. They bond strongly to their people and make wonderful pets.  They require less work than energetic kittens, plus they’re usually litter-box and scratch-post trained. Kittens chew and bite, but older cats know the difference between a toy and a finger. They are just as affectionate and mellow enough to enjoy sitting still for cuddle time.  With good veterinary care and proper diet, many cats can live to 15 to 22 years!  Studies have shown that having an animal is beneficial for the health, happiness, and longevity of pet owners.

Volunteering at Animal Talk Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Seattle, for 10 years has allowed me to help match hundreds of cats and kittens with forever homes.  I’ve noticed adult cats are often overlooked, in favor of bouncy, wide-eyed kittens.  These adult cats have ended up in the shelter through no fault of their own, and they’re scared, lonely, and abandoned. They want to love and be loved and become very devoted pets. Sadly, there is an enormous discrepancy between the number of homeless adult cats and potential homes making the average adult cat’s stay in the shelter very long.
Consider Cameron and Sheldon, a brother-sister pair and long time residents at ATR.  They were living the good life as pampered pets. Sadly, their elderly owner developed Alzheimer’s disease and could no longer care for them. Approximately 7 years old, they are a playful, cuddly, and healthy bonded pair. They have so much love to give and will make great companions.

Animal Talk Rescue is dedicated to finding homes for all rescue cats; we encourage you to consider adopting or fostering a kitty 4 years or older for this holiday season. 
To help promote adult adoptions, we’re offering 40% off adult adoption fees for cats 4 years of age and older! Reduced fees:  November 14th through 24th.  Cats will also go to their new homes with $40 of free kitty supplies!

For more information, call 206.856-8757 or visit www.animaltalkrescue.org or www.facebook.com/AnimalTalkRescue

Animal Talk Rescue is located at 6514 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115.

All Animal Talk Rescue cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated, and tested negative for FIV, Leukemia, and Heartworm. They come with a two week health guarantee, a free vet exam certificate, a nail clipping, flea treatment, and a 3.5 lb free bag of Nutro Natural Choice food.  Animal Talk Rescue will take its rescue animals back at any time for any reason for their lifetime.  Adoption fee is $100 normally, but only $60 during this special event!
 

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