Super Senior Cat Sanctuary (SSCS) is a safe place for senior and medical needs cats to find retirement and adoption. Super senior cats (14+) 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!


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.

*We also help super senior cats at other organizations by courtesy posting them. If this has been indicated in the posting, please follow that organization’s adoption procedures by following the link provided.

Peaches aka Petie

STATUS: AVAILABLE

Approximate AGE: 15-17 years

PLACEMENT NEEDED BY: August 5th 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Orange

GENDER: Spayed female

LOCATION: London (transport available if needed)

MEDICAL: Peaches has stage 1 kidney disease which is currently being managed with a veterinary diet. 

BIO:

Sadly her daddy recently passed away. His daughters either live too far away or have family allergies, so much to their dismay can’t care for this little cutie. Her home is going to be listed on August 5, so we need to act fast to find her a new, safe and loving forever home.

Peaches is 16 years old, so no spring chicken! She likes company and, as you can see from the photos, she leads a quiet life, sleeps a lot and loves to cuddle. Like most cats she loves and relies on her human parent to provide fresh water daily, clean her litter often and provide small amounts of wet food multiple times per day. She is an early riser, still gets spurts of energy, likes her catnip toy, needs to be brushed and prefers not to be petted on her lower extremities nor brushed (but needs it). She is showing typical signs of age related health issues, but so far, with some special vet food and stool softener, you wouldn’t know the difference. She is okay with other pets as long as they are not too rambunctious. She prefers not to be picked up but she’s talkative and will tell you if she doesn’t like something you’re doing. She likes to sleep with her special human. We think she would respond best in a home with someone who is around a lot. She’s missing the habits of dad but she’s always favoured female laps!

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Our Current Residents

 

Kiki and Gracie

STATUS: AVAILABLE SOON

Approximate Date of Birth: 2005 and 2007

ARRIVAL DATE: August 4th, 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Kiki is black, Gracie is a dilute calico tabby (caliby)

GENDER: Spayed female

ADOPTION DONATION: $250

MEDICAL: Pending

BIO: Pending

 

Lucy

STATUS: ADOPTION PENDING

Approximate Date of Birth: March 2006

ARRIVAL DATE: March 15, 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Black

GENDER: Spayed female

ADOPTION DONATION: $100

MEDICAL: Lucy has hyperthyroidism which is easily controlled with medication. She gets 1 pill twice daily. Lucy has also been diagnosed with a liver condition and is going on a supplement to help. She has a dental cleaning coming up on July 29th! As with any senior cat, Lucy will need twice yearly blood work.

BIO:

 

 

Lucy

STATUS: ADOPTION PENDING

Approximate Date of Birth: March 2006

ARRIVAL DATE: March 15, 2020

BREED: Domestic Short Hair

COLOUR: Black

GENDER: Spayed female

ADOPTION DONATION: $100

MEDICAL: Lucy has hyperthyroidism which is easily controlled with medication. She gets 1 pill twice daily. Lucy has also been diagnosed with a liver condition and is going on a supplement to help. She has a dental cleaning coming up on July 29th! As with any senior cat, Lucy will need twice yearly blood work.

BIO:

Ideal home
– Wants a quiet kitty who enjoys being near people
– Enjoys brushing and giving pats
– Understands the cost and responsibility of caring for senior cats

Meow my name is Lucy and I’m 14 years old! I was surrendered with my brother Ricky. 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 . If you stop brushing or patting me I will paw you for more! I love play time with wand toys. I love snuggling near you. I like being down low curled up in my kitty bed. I love being with people and being patted non stop! 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. While my brother and I would be fine being adopted together, we could be fine adopted separately too.

I have been around others cats (and my brother) and I adjust pretty easily. I’m a submissive personality. I’m not keen on dogs unless they stay away from me. Being chased is super scary!

The veterinarian said my blood work revealed hyperthyroidism, but luckily I just take a pill twice a day and I feel much better. I’ve recently been diagnosed with a liver condition and am starting on supplements. I have a dental cleaning scheduled for July so my teeth will be squeaky clean! 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: ADOPTION PENDING

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 June 7th. I have a dental cleaning coming up on July 22nd. As with any senior cat, Ricky will need twice yearly blood work.

ADOPTION DONATION: $125

BIO:

Ideal home:
– Interested in a curious cat who likes to be near people
– Wants cats who enjoy being petted and brushed
– Will play!

Meow my name is Ricky and I’m 14 years old! I was surrendered with my sister Lucy. 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. 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 food! 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 sister 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. While my sister and I would be fine being adopted together, we could be fine adopted separately too.

I have been around others cats (and my sister) and I adjust pretty easily. I’m a dominate personality. I’m not keen on dogs unless they stay away from me. Being chased is super scary!

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! I have a dental cleaning scheduled in July so my teeth will be squeaky clean!

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 $500-600. 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.

Senior Cat Assistance Form

Donations

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)
  • Cat Attract Litter
  • Paper towels
  • Feliway spray and diffusers
  • Interactive toys (wands, laser pointers)
  • Stainless steel cat water fountains (and parts)
  • A/D and other prescription recovery cat foods
  • Gas cards

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 August 2020