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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.

  

Minky, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Minky, 8 years old


Some people think I'm a kitten, but I'm fully grown. And pretty cute with my heart-shaped nose, if I may say so myself. My human developed allergies, so I'm looking for a new one. If you're looking for a cat, it might be a purrfect match!


Winston, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Winston, 8 years old


My roommate moved out and left me behind! There was a human still living there who tried to take care of me, but they were allergic and all that close contact with me didn't work out all that well. So, now I'm at Cat Depot. I just want a new home.


Belinda Carlisle, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Belinda Carlisle, 9 years old


Belinda was recently rescued from a hotel parking lot near the SRQ airport. She is a friendly girl who loves petting and belly rubs. Her silky grey fur has to be felt to be believed. She prefers humans to cats and would prefer to be an only cat.


Abby, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Abby, 11 years old

 
Abby is a sweet and loving lady who likes to chat. She purrs that she gets along well with others, and that she would enjoy a home with plenty of head-rubs.


Suzy, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Suzy, 9 years old


ADOPTED!

I thought I was set for life, but my human had to go to something they called a nursing home. That was a sad day, but since I'm an easy-going cat, I adapted to life here at Cat Depot. I get along with other cats and children, but I'm still undecided about dogs. They're so... not cats. I could probably learn with time. I love to be petted, especially on my face. Would you come in and pet me?


Cora, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Cora, 12 years old


ADOPTED!

I came to Cat Depot when my owner couldn't care for me anymore. I am a friendly girl who likes other cats, and I have taken on the task as kitten socializer. If the little ones are scared when they come in, I'll cuddle with them and teach them how things work around here until they feel better.


Maverick, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Maverick, 8 years old


ADOPTED!

I was 'dopted and that was great until I realized their dog didn't like me. I was so scared I tried to jump out a window! Now I'm back at Cat Depot, looking for another home. I like children and dogs - if the dogs are used to cats - but I prefer a warm lap. I am a master lap-sitter.


Santara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Santara, 8 years old


ADOPTED!

Santara came to Cat Depot when her owner died. She likes attention and loves being petted. She might not jump up on a lap, but if someone puts her there she'll stay, purr, and enjoys having her ears scratched.


Sandie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Sandie, 11 years old


ADOPTED!

Sandie is a sweet girl who was found as a stray and brought to Cat Depot right before Hurricane Irma. This beautiful lady loves attention, especially having her chin scratched. She meowed her biggest dream is having a home of her own.


Jade, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Jade, 8 years old


ADOPTED!

Jade is a friendly girl who originally came from Jacksonville as an Irma refugee. She loves getting her ears rubbed and would be a wonderful addition to the family.


Chachi, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Chachi, 9 years old


ADOPTED!

Chachi came to Cat Depot because her owner couldn't care for her anymore. She is love bug who will give head-boops and enjoys being held and petted. She will make a purrfect best friend furever!


Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke, 9 years old


ADOPTED!

Luke is a sweet gentleman who would like to feel secure in his retirement, not having to worry about a roof over his head or finding something to eat. He likes attention and petting, and would love to stay close to his purrson's side, so he can feel safe.


Cookie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Cookie, 10 years old


ADOPTED!

Cookie is a gorgeous girl who came from Jacksonville Humane Society as an evacuee from Hurricane Irma. She is a sweet and affectionate girl who meows she has gone through enough excitement for one lifetime.


Maverick, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Maverick, 8 years old

 
ADOPTED!

Maverick came to Cat Depot when his owners moved and couldn't bring him. He is a friendly and affectionate lap cat who gets along with cats, dogs, and children. Maverick would make a purrfect addition to the family!


Slugger, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Slugger, 9 years old


ADOPTED!

Slugger is a gentleman who loves attention. If you pet him, he will follow you around and lie down next to you, hoping for more. He gets along with everyone and just wants to be loved. He has some hip pain and requires pain medication.


Abraham, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Abraham, 8 years old

 
ADOPTED!

Abraham is a big sweetheart, found as a stray by Animal Services. He meows he can't remember how he lost his home, but he'd love to get a new one. With cuddles. Cuddles are important.


Milo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Milo, 8 years old

 
ADOPTED!

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.


Hetty, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Hetty, 15 years old


ADOPTED!

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.


Molly, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Molly, 8 years old


ADOPTED!

Molly is a shy lady when she first meets someone new, but once she feels safe, she is very loving and likes being close. She would enjoy a home where she can sleep in bed with her purrson.

She likes having her soft coat petted. Toys, treats, and catnip are also on her list of favorite things.


Grace, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Grace, 8 years old

 
ADOPTED!

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.


Mattie, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Mattie, 7.5 years old


ADOPTED!

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.


Lilly, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Lilly, 7.5 years old


ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 
ADOPTED!

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

 

ADOPTED!

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 


ADOPTED! 

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


ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED! 

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 


ADOPTED! 

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


ADOPTED! 

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


ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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
 

ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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


ADOPTED!

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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