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!

Adoption Application

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

Approximate Date of Birth: Dec 2005

ARRIVAL DATE: November 27th 2019

BREED: Domestic Long Hair

GENDER: Neutered Male

ADOPTION FEE: Minimum donation of $125

MEDICAL: Marvin will need frequent brushing to prevent matts. Marvin was treated for a urinary tract infection and is feeling much better now! He has received a full veterinary assessment including a blood work up. As with all senior kitties he will benefit from access to a cat water fountain and feeding a good quality canned food diet. Marvin has a spot on his eye that is of no concern right now (and doesn’t bother him in the least!) but adopters will need to monitor it for potential changes. If the colour, size or texted of the spot changes he may need to see an ophthalmologist.

Meow! My name is Marvin and it’s so nice to meet you. Well, hopefully you’ll consider meeting me once you read this. I’m a very handsome boy who has been through many changes and I’m ready to settle down in my furever home.

My story begins when I was just a little kitten … Hehe just kidding that’s too long of a read! I would like to tell you a little bit about my previous home. I lived with other kitties and I didn’t mind them too much. Dogs are still a bit scary to me, I may need a home with a quiet dog or perhaps a kitty only home. I generally kept to myself and spent my time thinking of how to get more cuddles from my human friend. I have a long coat and sadly I was not brushed too often, so when I came into the hands of my new caretaker I was badly matted. Do you think you’d like to brush me? I’d really love it! Mmm cuddles and brushing.

I have been learning to let my true snuggle bug shine while in foster care. I give kisses and gentle nips when I really like someone. Ear scritches and cheek rubs are two of my favorite things … Next is following you to bed in the hopes you’ll let me sleep close to you. As for food; well I enjoy eating. I’m a bit of a chunky boy, so you’ll need to help me lose a few pounds. I’m healthy overall though, so that always makes me purr.

I like to think of myself as a people person.. ahem.. a people cat if you will. I meow at the humans when I’m looking for attention and sometimes they give me catnip toys to play with! Now and then when my human isn’t looking I’ll grab her bookmark and try to show it who’s boss. I LOVE playtime! Maybe we could play together sometime? I’m truly a good boy who hopes to find a friend who wants to give me cuddles while watching our favorite t.v. shows. Please consider making me a part of your family!

 

Samantha 

STATUS: Available Soon

Approximate Date of Birth: Dec 2001

ARRIVAL DATE: November 27th 2019

BREED: Ragdoll x

GENDER: Spayed Female

ADOPTION FEE: Minimum donation of $125

NOTES: Samantha has stage 3 kidney disease and need fluids every other day and supplements in her high quality canned food. Sam is prone to matts and will need frequent brushing. Sam is almost completely deaf, although this doesn’t seem to affect her much. She appreciates seeing a visual of your hand before you touch her.

 

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