Super Senior Cat Sanctuary (SSCS) is a safe place for senior and medical needs cats to find retirement and adoption. Super senior cats (13+) are the priority. Many of these cats find themselves in shelters when their guardians are deceased or unable/unwilling to care for them. Some shelters kill them due to lack of space, finances, health or presumed ‘unadoptable’ status. Yet senior and medical needs cats are incredibly loving, resilient and playful. All animals deserve care and love into their golden years. Our mission is to help super seniors who are at risk of euthanasia in Ontario Canada. We provide a loving retirement home for them as long as they need it. Any medical care they need and all the snuggles, warm nap spots and play time they want. Take a look at our Happy Tails page to read about kitties now in their forever homes.
Worried about COVID 19 and adopting? We have put in place no contact adoption protocols to keep everyone safe! This means that meet and greets will be virtual, and we’ll still make sure you feel 100% comfortable in making the decision to adopt. We’d love to share more about these new safety measures!
Some cats may be available for adoption depending on a variety of factors, all of which take into account what is best for that particular kitty. If you’re interested in adopting any of the cats at the sanctuary, please fill out an application, we’d love to chat with you about the challenges and delights of caring for a super senior! You can also view our adoptable cats on Petfinder.
If you don’t see a kitty that would be a good fit for your family, consider signing up for our adoption interest list! You’ll receive an email anytime we have a new kitty available for adoption, and if we think one of our kitties is an excellent match for you we’ll email you directly. Please fill out an adoption application prior to signing up for the interest list.
Courtesy Posts and Facilitated Adoptions
Sometimes we are not able to take in a cat to the sanctuary due to space or financial limitations. We still want to help! We work with families to help them keep their cat, and if that is not possible we refer them to other cat organizations and courtesy post. If the family is able to continue fostering the cat, we can facilitate an adoption by having potential applicants go through our adoption process. This assists the family by helping them find the perfect fit. Please fill out our cat application listed below.
Are you a rescue or shelter in Ontario with a cat 14 years and older who could use some additional exposure? We can courtesy post for you on our website and social media! Please contact us and provide us with as much information as possible.
We currently have two permanent residents. A permanent resident is a cat who has multiple medical needs that is likely to shorten their life. They remain at the Sanctuary to get excellent and ongoing medical care without the disruption of having to move to another home. Meet our permanent residents and consider becoming a monthly sponsor!
Due to the time demands of caring for super senior cats who frequently have medical needs, we can only care for a limited number of cats. We are looking for more foster homes, please fill out a fostering application if you’d like to help! Foster application pending, please send an email if you are interested.
Super seniors (cats 15 years and older) need to go to the vet twice a year for routine check ups. This allows us to closely monitor their health and run any necessary blood or urine tests for comparison. Each of these visits can cost $300-500. All the cats at the sanctuary are fed canned food and have access to heated beds, sunny windows and accessible features like ramps and adapted litter boxes. Every cat we take in costs a minimum $1500-2000 per year and usually more if medical needs arise (dentals, emergency, ultrasound, arthritis therapies, end of life care etc).
Surrendering or Transferring Cats to SSCS
We do not take cats into our care unless we are certain we can care for them the remainder of their lives. Organizations looking to place cats with us may need to pay for ongoing medical costs. We are also open to long term fostering options with organizations who would prefer to maintain legal ownership of the cat. Alternately the organization (or us!) can find a sponsor to fund ongoing medical care for that cat. Please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities!
For individuals looking to place a cat with us, please fill out our assistance form. We may not be able to take your cat but we will be happy to provide you with a list of organizations in your area.
See our amazon wish list for more information! Below are some of our most needed items:
- Kuranda window bed and cat towers – this a program through Kuranda beds and items ship directly to us!
- Canned cat food; specifically RAWZ (any flavour) and Fancy Feast pate (chopped grill, beef and turkey)
- Gracie is currently on a food trial and we are using Natural Balance L.I.D. Duck and Green Pea canned food
- Cat Attract Litter
- Paper towels
- Feliway spray and diffusers
- Interactive toys (wands, laser pointers)
- Stainless steel cat water fountains (and parts, we’re fine with second hand!)
- A/D and other prescription recovery cat foods
- Gas cards to facilitate transportation of cats to vet visits, and pick up drop off of surrendered/adopted cats
You can also donate via our donation page, please indicate you’d like your donation to go to Super Senior Cat Sanctuary. You can also donate directly to the veterinary clinics we work with, contact us to find out more!
Page Last Updated May 2022