Finding forever homes for the senior pets

by KELLY INGLIS, Manager

  • <p>KELLY INGLIS PHOTO</p><p>Paul is hoping to find his forever home with his best friend Peter.</p>
  • <p>KELLY INGLIS PHOTO</p><p>Bonded siblings Lemon Loaf and Sourdough (now known as Fish and Chips) recently found their new home together.</p>
  • <p>KELLY INGLIS PHOTO</p><p>Ravenna is 11 years old with the most striking emerald eyes.</p>

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter

Here at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter most of our animals are very quick in finding their forever homes, especially kittens.

But quite often senior and/or bonded cats are brought into the shelter, not for behaviour or health issues, but sadder situations like the passing of owners or maybe the move into a long-term care home. Cats grieve for their loved ones too. We recognize this and strive to make their transition as smooth as possible during their stay.

Ravenna is an 11-year-old dilute tortie with striking emerald eyes. She was brought in after her owner passed and no one in the family was able to care for her. She is a sweet girl who knows what she wants and would do best in a quiet home.

Peter and Paul were brought in after their owner suddenly passed away. They are a bonded pair and both around five years old. Peter is a short-haired beige and white tabby, and Paul is a striking long-haired orange and white fella. Both are quiet and gentle, and we would love to see them go to a home together.

Lemon Loaf and Sourdough were four-year-old bonded siblings who recently found their forever home together. We were recently privileged to receive a wonderful update and pictures from their new family showing two happy, content cats (renamed as Fish and Chips) and one happy family!

When you come visit the animals at SHAID between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through to Saturday, let yourself fall in love with a senior, or consider opening your home to a bonded pair. They will thank you for the rest of their lives.

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