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Spectacular Senior Sweeties Looking for Love

Pets of the Week for May 18, 2024

May is Older Americans Month, so for our next two Pet of the Week columns, we’ll be featuring some of FAAS’s senior adoptable animals. All senior cats and dogs are only $20 to adopt during May! And if you’re 62 or older, they’re free year-round as part of FAAS’s Seniors for Seniors adoption program.

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Left to right: Buster, Mr. Smuckers, Moo Moo, Jeeves, and Kiara. Photos FAAS.

Today the spotlight is on our older cats. Five are available for adoption right now, and they’re all super special—as is often the case when cats have lived a long life and know how to get along well with people. (They’re usually litterbox trained, too!)

We’ll start with the oldest, Moo Moo. She’s a 16-year-old grand lady who must have a quiet house with no other pets around. If you happen to have a miniature throne, it would fit her queenly personality perfectly. She’s currently reigning supreme at FAAS’s South Shore Adoption Center, 2228 South Shore Center.

Mr. Smuckers, 12, is a Lynx Point Siamese/tabby mix. He’s a sweet and mellow guy who gently purrs when he gets ear rubs and snuggles. His slightly crossed eyes are super endearing, and he’s a favorite at FAAS’s main adoption center at 1590 Fortmann Way.

Jeeves, named after one of the world’s best-known fictional butlers, is also 12. She’s friendly and fun, and while she won’t iron your pants, she may massage your arm with happy kneading once she’s comfortable. You can meet her at the South Shore Adoption Center.

Buster is a fairly recent addition to FAAS, and like Mr. Smuckers and Jeeves, is also 12. She started out scared and ornery, but with an outpouring of kindness and an environment away from the cat kennels, she has become a happy cat. She purrs and meows her way around the FAAS lunch room, where she now resides. She has an interesting quirk—she’s sensitive to strong smells, so she’ll do best with no stinky scents around her. She definitely was not happy with our ant control product or the strong cleaning products we used near her.

At age 9, Kiara is the youngest of the seniors. If you’re looking for a cat who wants to bond with someone, she’s your girl. FAAS staff call her a Velcro cat for good reason. She’s also available for visits at South Shore.

Check out all of these beautiful seniors—and other feline beauties—on FAAS’s cat page.

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