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, 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!


Our Current Residents

Lucy

STATUS: Available!

Approximate Date of Birth: March 2006

ARRIVAL DATE: March 15, 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Black

GENDER: Spayed female

MEDICAL: Lucy has hyperthyroidism. This condition is easily controlled with medication. She gets a pill twice daily. Lucy just went to the vet on April 17th for recheck blood work, and everything is looking good. Lucy isn’t a big a jumper and arthritis is suspected. We have started her on a pain medication trial to see if that helps her.

BIO:

May 27 update: Lucy and Ricky can live with other cats. There is the occasional hiss but given time they would be just fine. Their foster home has a dog who loves cats, but Ricky and Lucy would prefer he does not come near them. They could be fine in a home where the dog does not approach the cats, but otherwise would prefer a home without dogs.

Meow my name is Lucy and I’m 14 years old! I live with my brother Ricky and we’re looking for a home together. My fur is really soft, and I have one white whisker! I love to be brushed! I am a furry girl and need to be brushed regularly to help prevent hairballs. If you stop brushing or patting me I will paw you for more! I love play time with wand toys. I love snuggling in your lap. I like being down low curled up in my kitty bed. I love being with people and being patted non stop! I usually prefer not to be picked up and if you want me to hang out in bed with you (which I’d love!) I need a chair or a boost to make it up.

The home I came from had my brother and I since we were kittens, so it was a big change going to a foster home. We were declawed when we were little. I’d really prefer a quieter home. I may get along with another cat or dog, it will depend on their personality.

The veterinarian said my blood work revealed hyperthyroidism, but luckily I just take a pill twice a day and I feel much better. I’m a lovely friendly girl who can’t wait to spend her days with you!

Find out more about me on Petfinder and watch a video about me on YouTube!

Ricky

STATUS: Available!

Approximate Date of Birth: March 2006

ARRIVAL DATE: March 15, 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Black and White

GENDER: Neutered Male

MEDICAL: I have been given a clean bill of health! I was just at the vet on April 17th.

BIO:

May 27 update: Lucy and Ricky can live with other cats. There is the occasional hiss but given time they would be just fine. Their foster home has a dog who loves cats, but Ricky and Lucy would prefer he does not come near them. They could be fine in a home where the dog does not approach the cats, but otherwise would prefer a home without dogs.

Meow my name is Ricky and I’m 14 years old! I live with my sister Lucy and we’re looking for a home together. My fur is really unique, I look all black but the fur nearest my skin is actually white! It looks really cool when you brush it, which by the way I love! I am a furry boy and need to be brushed regularly to help prevent hairballs. I also really like belly rubs. There isn’t too much I don’t love to be honest. I love play time with toy balls, mice and wand toys. I love company and “helping” you work at your computer… I’m a really good typist honest! I love being up high and surveying my surroundings. I love being with people and being patted non stop!

The home I came from had my brother and I since we were kittens, so it was a big change going to a foster home. We were declawed when we were little. I’d really prefer a quieter home. I may get along with another cat or dog, it will depend on their personality.

The veterinarian said my blood and urine look a-ok and she didn’t have any concerns. I’m a very outgoing and silly boy who can’t wait to be your clown!

Find out more about me on Petfinder and watch a video about me on YouTube!

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! You can also view our adoptable cats on Petfinder.

Adoption Application

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.

Adoption Interest List

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 fill out a fostering application if you’d like to help!

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 $1500 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.

Donations

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

  • Kuranda window bed and cat towers
  • Pee pads
  • Canned cat food; specifically RAWZ (any flavour) and Fancy Feast pate (chopped grill, beef and turkey)
  • Cat Attract Litter
  • Paper towels
  • Feliway spray and diffusers
  • Interactive toys (wands, laser pointers)
  • Cat nip toys
  • Heated cat beds
  • Corelle side plates
  • Stainless steel cat water fountains
  • A/D and other prescription recovery cat foods
  • Gas cards
  • 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 May 2020