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.
Our Current Residents
We have no current residents at this time. We are happy to accept applications and put you on the adoption wait list. Or we can direct you to many other amazing organizations in Ontario!
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! 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 overtime 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.
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!
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.
See our amazon wish list for more information! Below are some of our most needed items:
- Pee pads
- Canned cat food; specifically RAWZ (any flavour) 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
- Stainless steel cat water fountains
- A/D and other prescription recovery cat foods
- Gas cards
- Cat Attract Litter
- 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