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Save Our Seniors

Save Our Seniors


There are many misconceptions about older cats, and many people think a cat past the stage of kitten is too old to get attached to. In reality, many cats live to their late teens or even early twenties. Adult cats have a lot of love to give, and many wait in shelters, hoping for a home of their own.

When you adopt an older cat, you actually save two: the one you give your heart gets a loving home, and you make room for another cat in need. Click here for ten great reasons to adopt an older cat.

Are you curious about cats' life stages, or want to know what a cat's age corresponds to in human years? Take a look at our life-stage chart!

Here are the current older cats at Cat Depot. Stop by to meet them! And, read the blog of Cat Depot's current Senior Affairs Adviser.


Mattie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Mattie, 7.5 years old

I am social and affectionate, and I love watching people. Here at Cat Depot, people-watching is one of my favorite pastimes.I enjoy playtime too.

Grace, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Grace, 8 years old

I came to Cat Depot when someone in my family became allergic to me. I find the shelter environment stressful and confusing, and I would do much better in a home. That said, I like treats - I never reject a meal - and I like being pet and getting attention.

Hetty, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Hetty, 15 years old

I am a sweet lady, just a little confused right now. I thought I was set for life, but one day my owner couldn't care for me anymore, and I had to go to Cat Depot. Humans are so big and look invincible, but I guess they get older too... I'm affectionate and social and just want someone to love me.

Milo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Milo, 8 years old

Milo is a little over eight years old and is described as a friendly boy who came down here from Tampa. True to the breed, his orange coat signifies that he’s really laid back. He would be the purrfect addition to your home.

Lilly, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Lilly, 7.5 years old


I wandered around outside on my own. That was scary, but a nice lady found me and brought me to Cat Depot. I'm social and playful, I get along well with other cats, and I love toys. Come play with me!

Jupiter, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Jupiter, 7 years old


I was 'dopted as a kitten and lived with my family for seven years. Then, things happened and they couldn't take care of me anymore, so I had to go to Cat Depot. Being here isn't bad - I'm getting lots of attention, but I long to find a new home. I love to cuddle. If you like to cuddle too, maybe we should meet?

Dallas, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Dallas, 7 years old


I came to Cat Depot from Animal Services, not sure how I ended up there. It just kind of... happened. I like to play, toys, and other cats. I'd also like you to come see me, fall in love, and take me home.

Chong, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Chong, 12 years old


I saw Cat Depot in the beginning. I was a Cat Depot cat before the fancy adoption center, cat care clinic, summer camp, and food bank. One thing hasn't changed: the hearts of the people here. They found me a home once, many years ago. Now when my owner has gone to the angels, I hope they can do it again.

Patty Cakes, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Patty Cakes, 11 years old


I'm sad, because my purrson had to go to a nursing home and I couldn't come, so I had to go to Cat Depot. It's very confusing. Things became even worse: some of the other cats meowed I might have a problem finding a new human to love, because I'm so old. I'm only 11 - that's just half way through life for a cat nowadays. Will you come cheer me up?

Kurtie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Kurtie, 8.5 years old


Many think I'm a boy because of the name, but I'm a girl. A pretty one too, if I may say so myself. I am talkative, affectionate, and I enjoy playing. But most of all, I like sitting on laps. Laps are a gift to kitty-kind and it is our duty to sit on them.

Torrie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Torrie, 8.5 years old


I am a sweet girl who loves a good head-rub. My fur is so soft and I like to keep myself well groomed. Come see me!

Aslan, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Aslan, 10.5 years old


I was picked up as a stray, and I can't remember where I lived before that. I've tried. Anymeows, I'm new here and still pretty shy, but if you rub my ears I'll become you best friend in no time. I'm really good at purring too.

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara, 11 years old


I came to Cat Depot after my owner passed away. That was quite traumatic, but I'm ready to love again. I'm a beautiful girl who loves all sorts of attention - lap sitting, playing with children, playing with other cats, tossing toys around... Come see me, I'll show you what I mean.

Hops, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Hops, 9 years old


I came to Cat Depot because my family couldn't care for me anymore. I'm a little shy right now, but if you have the patience to take it slow, I will blossom into a loving and affectionate kitty. I'll purr for you!

Harley, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Harley, 10 years old


Hi human, Harley here! Harley the cat - not the motorcycle. I'm a Bengal and a very pretty girl if I may so myself. I excel at playing, but I also like being petted and getting head-rubs. People who meet me say I have the softest fur, and that touching me is a pleasure.

Don't take my word for it, visit me and see for yourself!

Trickster, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Trickster, 10 years old


I'm a cat from humble beginnings. I found my first person ten years ago on the streets of Nashville. Since then I've become a certified house cat, and I'm great at it. I excel at sleeping on couches, and finding beams of light to lie in. Grooming my gorgeous fur would be another way we could bond.

Eli, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Eli, 8 years old


I had a comfortable home and an adoring owner, and I thought I was set for life. But, the worst thing happened: my owner passed away. It left me with nowhere to go and no one to love me! I am a sweet guy. My white fur is silky, inviting you to touch, and I am very well behaved. I am a purrfect gentleman who always uses the litter box and never fight with my roommates.

Francine, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Francine, 8.5 years old


Francine is eight-and-a-half-year-old brown tabby. She is a friendly, active girl, who loves to play. Francine is deaf, so she won't come when you call her, but she’ll chase anything she sees.

Delilah, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Delilah, 15 years old


Delilah is one of the newest members of the Save Our Seniors program. This fifteen-year-old beauty is front declawed and as you can see, doesn't look her age. Delilah meowed that she won't share her beauty secrets with anyone, but maybe she'll make an exception for her fur-ever family?

The staff describes her as looking like a glamour girl, but being content with the simplest things - like sleeping in a box.

Arnie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Arnie, 8 years old


I've been sad, because my owner went over the Rainbow Bridge. Being at Cat Depot isn't bad, but I really miss my purrson. I'm a sweet boy and I love attention. Since I'm so friendly I'd make a wonderful greeter in your home. If you take a chance on me, I'll purr for you and make all your friends feel welcome!

Milton, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Milton, 13 years old


I'm Milton, a friendly front declawed Siamese Mix. I'm an affectionate guy, hoping for someone to take me home. I came to Cat Depot from another shelter and before that I was on my own on the streets, so I haven't had a home for some time. I can barely even remember what it was like. But you can show me!

Banu, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Banu, 9 years old


This beautiful lady was on her own in the world until a stranger found her and brought her to Cat Depot. She purrs that she is grateful and happy to be indoors with all the food and toys she could wish for, but she thrives on attention and longs for a family to love.

Virgil, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Virgil, 15 years old



Virgil is another of our newest Save Our Seniors program members. He is a distinguished, front declawed, 15-year-old. He is a very friendly gentleman who will come over for attention and petting. He has been known to follow visitors around to make sure they don't get lost and would make an excellent greeter in any home.

Jasmine, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Jasmine, 11 years old 


I came to Cat Depot when my owners moved and I had to stay behind. I am 11 years and 2 months old. If you're looking for a kitty who likes to be held, or someone to sit on your lap for hours, I'm your girl. I may be older, but I act like a big baby, and I'll be a great cuddler.

Zailey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Zailey, 8 years old


My owners had too many cats and couldn't afford to take care of me. I'm eight years old, very friendly, and could greet all your visitors. I enjoy being petted and I like being around people. I make eye contact with humans, and the staff here says I would probably be a quick learner.

Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke, 8.5 years old


Everybody, meet Luke. He's one of the newest members of the Save Our Seniors program. He is front declawed, eight years and nine months old, and the purrfect gentleman. 

Luke enjoys attention and loves being petted. He would be a wonderful friend for an older person who likes to take naps. Wouldn't you like to nap with Luke on your lanai?

Bow, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Bow, 8.5 years old 


I'm 8 years and 5 months old. My parents moved to England and couldn't take me with them, so I went to Cat Depot. I'm very easy going and get along with cats, dogs, and children. I love attention and being petted, and if you let me hang out around the kitchen, I can help out with anything that needs kneading.

Crinkle, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Crinkle, 9.5 years old


Sarasota County Animal Services found me one day. I have no idea how I ended up on the streets or how long I was on my own, but it was scary. They told me I'm FIV+ and brought me to Cat Depot. Please don't let the diagnosis frighten you - I'm a healthy, big, and friendly boy who loves head rubs. And, my ears are just too cute for words! I look like a Teddy Bear, don't you think?

Between you and me, I've heard some of the girls here say my swagger and handsome persona is almost too much to handle.

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Honey, 11.5 years old


I am a sweet, gentle, and affectionate girl with lots of love to give. I came to Cat Depot when my owner abandoned me, and I'm hoping to find a new home. I love being around other cats, and even dogs!

Shadow, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shadow, 9 years old


I was brought to Cat Depot because my owner had to go into a memory care facility. I've successfully lived with humans and cat all my life, and successfully worn the same tuxedo for all this time. Don't worry, I keep it clean.

I'm a connoisseur of paper bags. I once spent an entire day in one, just because I could. I also love people and being petted. In fact, I will melt to the ground when you pet me.

Suki, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Suki, 8 years old


I came to Cat Depot with my "sister" Trixie. We aren't littermates, but we've lived together for years. She's my best friend. We do everything together and having her here makes me feel better about our owner moving away.

I'm a curious explorer and I can often be found sneaking out of my office in search of an adopter.

Bailey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Bailey, 11 years old


I'm a very affectionate boy who will sit on your lap for hours. I also enjoy sitting on the catio, at least as long as someone's out there to hold me and pet me. I've heard the humans say I have gorgeous green eyes and that I'm handsome. Do you think they're right?

Gizmo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Gizmo, 9 years old


I can be a little shy until I get to know you, but I'm worth the time it takes to make me trust you. And, I have the face of a Florida Panther, in a hunky and handsome sort of way.

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