Alliance to Host “Strictly Seniors” Senior Cat Adoption Event on May 4

7-year-old orange tabby, Baxter, is just one of the Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care & Rescue senior cats who will be available for adoption at Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores on May 4. (Photo by Melina Gabler)

7-year-old orange tabby, Baxter, is just one of the Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care and Rescue senior cats who will be available for adoption at Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores on May 4. (Photo by Melina Gabler)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – New York, NY – On Sunday, May 4, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals (the Alliance) will host Strictly Seniors, its first-ever adoption event for cats seven years and older. To bring attention to the hundreds of senior cats who need loving, forever homes, the Alliance is partnering with Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care and Rescue, a rescue group focusing exclusively on older cats, and Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores, which raises money for animal rescue.

Strictly Seniors
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Noon–4:00 p.m.
Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores, 212 East 23rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York, NY

Like senior dogs, senior cats are the elder statesmen of the animal world. While the attraction of kittens (and puppies) is undeniable, their mature counterparts have their own distinct charms and offer many advantages.

Senior cats make great pets, and not just for senior citizens, but for families and single people of all ages, as well. And when you adopt a senior pet, what you see is usually what you get; while they remain lively and full of charm, their personalities are already fully developed.

Instead of the high-energy play kittens require, older cats are happiest when they have a cozy lap to curl up in and a friendly hand to give their bellies and their ears a loving rub.

There are intangible benefits, too. Becoming the caregiver for an older pet is a transformative experience. In offering these animals a second chance at a loving, secure home, adopters get a warm, loving presence that brings with it that rarest of things: unconditional affection.

Here is a snapshot of three of the senior cats who will be available for adoption on Sunday, May 4:

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MelinaGabler-BunnyHofbergCat-BAXTER
MelinaGabler-BunnyHofbergCat-MILTON

Harriet is a 13-year-old Maine Coon who ended up at Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) when her owner died. She is as sweet as she is beautiful. (Photo by Melina Gabler)

Baxter is a 7-year-old Domestic Shorthair whose owners surrendered him to Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) when they could no longer care for him. He loves to “talk” and is friendly with everyone. (Photo by Melina Gabler)

Milton is an adorable 10-year-old Domestic Shorthair with an outgoing personality. He loves people and thrives on attention. (Photo by Melina Gabler)


Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsAbout the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. We are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, we have remained committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015, meaning that no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

Frankie's Fund for Feline Care and RescueAbout Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care & Rescue
Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care and Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, promotes the welfare of abandoned elderly and special needs cats by finding homes for them, either through adoption or through the Fund’s foster program. www.frankiesfelinefund.org

   

   

Cauz For Pawz Thrift StoresAbout Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores
Cauz For Pawz Thrift Stores, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity promotes the health and well-being of all animals by donating funds and supplies to animal shelters. We will create food pantries, neuter programs, and build farms. This will offer care and dignity to all animals. www.cauzforpawz.com

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