I was at the shelter last, Fri, 10 to noon. That being my usual day & time to volunteer. Of the kitties that are currently available for adoption, we have one four year old & another that might be that age or a little older. Neither are seniors. As for the dogs, I don’t think we have any in that age range either.
Since cats can often live longer than dogs, especially if they’re indoor only, senior often starts for them at past 10. For many dogs, that age is their upper limit. So, being a senior for them is considered what the last 25% of their life is.
We have two senior kitties. Both 11. Though, the way they run around, chase & wrestle each other, you’d never know it. Do you have or have you had an older animal companion?
NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. The shelter I volunteer at will be participating in this. As seen by the graphic below. What about ones in your area? Do they have something similar in other countries. Go to, Clear the Shelters, to learn more.
This was posted by Ashley Sophia at the Lost and Found Pets of Marin/Sonoma County/Bay Area, Ca Facebook group: Bob is missing from my parents house in San Anselmo. I just found out she isn’t micro chipped please please keep an eye out for her. She’s an indoor only cat and somehow has managed to escape we think.
This was posted by Soledad Gallego at the Solano/Napa County – Pet Detectives Facebook group:
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I’m missing my cat. She’s a small Bengal cat about two years old and responds to the name Bella or Gato. She was wearing a blue collar with roses. If found please message me. She’s dearly missed by me and my family.
One thing, 80% of orange tabbies are male. I already knew the majority of them are. They’re not sure why, though. I’ve had three orange kitties in my life. The first was when I was eight to 18. It was my & my grandma’s. He had wandered onto our property. We lived in a more rural area just outside of town. We’d often get strays. Though some belonged to somebody & we made sure we got them back to their person. When I was 28 to 30 & living (renting from) with my grandma again, she adopted an orange cat. After I married, I would still see him, when I/we visited my grandma. 2 1/2 years after my husband & I married, we adopted our first kitty together. An orange male who was four. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple of months ago. He was 19 1/2. All three of them were major loves. Several of the kitties, at the shelter where I volunteer, have been orange. Orange ones also tend to be more mellow. Please go to, I Heart Cats, to read the rest of the list.
Cats can make great gardening companions. Besides lazing in the sun & chasing butterflies, there are plants they like to nibble on. Unfortunately, some plants can be toxic & dangerous for your favorite feline. To find out some safe ones, including, catnip (one that many kitties enjoy), please go to: Simon’s Cat
In Cornwall, Ontario there was a cat named Sylvester. On a wall next to him was a note which read, Please leave cat alone. Cat there for a reason. Thank you. He was supposed to be catching rats. He wasn’t doing so well with that. In fact, his fur was frayed, his body covered in sores, bites and fleas & he had a severe case of ear mites.
When Rob Boisvert, an animal rescuer with Refuge RR, heard about Sylvester through a friend, he visited the home & found the cat’s working conditions even more nightmarish. The house, which is in the heart of a neighborhood notorious for drugs & prostitution, was divided by temporary renters. He saved him & Sylvester was more than ready to go. He is now at the Country Cat Sanctuary. Where he is awaiting his forever person/family. Please go to, I Heart Cats, to read the entire article.
This was posted by Cindy Eriksen on behalf of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area’s video at the Solano/Napa County – Pet Detectives Facebook group: RESCUERS NEED RESCUE: A Sonoma County animal sanctuary that has cared for thousands of aging and disabled animals could be forced to close. Please learn more about the organization by clicking on, BrightHaven They’re located in my hometown.