Super Senior Cat Sanctuary

Super Senior Cat Sanctuary (SSCS) is a safe place for senior and medical needs cats to find retirement and adoption. Super senior cats (15+) 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, want nap spots and play time they want. Cats are placed up for adoption depending on their health needs and individual personality.

 

Fostering

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 connect if you would be interested in applying!

Adopting

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 shelter, please fill out an application, we’d love to chat with you about the challenges and delights of caring for a super senior! Scroll down to see our current residents and their adoptable status!

Veterinary Care

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 $400-500. 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 $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. 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 reach out. 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.

 

Our Current Residents

Marvin

STATUS: Available for Adoption Soon!

Approximate Date of Birth: Dec 2005

ARRIVAL DATE: November 27th 2019

SPECIES: Cat

BREED: Domestic Long Hair

APPEARANCE: Black fur with two white spots on chest, green eyes

GENDER: Neutered Male

ADOPTION FEE: Suggested minimum donation of $100

NOTES: Marvin will need frequent brushing to prevent matts. Additional notes and write up coming soon! 

 

Samantha 

STATUS: Permanent Resident

Approximate Date of Birth: Dec 2001

ARRIVAL DATE: November 27th 2019

SPECIES: Cat

BREED: Ragdoll x

GENDER: Spayed Female

ADOPTION FEE: Monthly sponsorship options include emailed updates with photos. 

NOTES: Samantha has stage 3 kidney disease and need fluids every other day and medication, for this reason she remains a permanent resident of the sanctuary.  

Donations

See our amazon wish list for more information! Below are some of our most needed items:

  • Pee pads
  • Canned cat food; specifically RAWZ and Fancy Feast pate (chopped grill, beef and turkey)
  • Interactive toys (wands, laser pointers)
  • Cat nip toys 
  • Paper towels 
  • Heated cat beds 
  • Feliway spray and diffusers 
  • Corelle side plates 
  • Cat water fountains 
  • A/D and other prescription recovery cat foods
  • Gas cards
  • Litter (unscented)
  • Large litter boxes/rubbermaid bins that we can adapt

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 January 2020

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