SENIOR TO SENIOR
The Crescent City Cat Club sponsors a “Senior to Senior” program by offering folks in the neighborhood who would like to have a cat in their lives the chance to team up with our volunteers. This team will help them with the weekly maintenance of their pet. We offer older cats for a reduced adoption fee to participants in this program, and make sure that the new cat parent has help maintaining the litter box, makes sure there is enough food on hand, transportation to vet appointments and so on. Our adoptions are never final, so should the adopter find that they can no longer care for the animal, CCCC will rehouse the cat for them. This way, they will not have to worry about what will happen to their pet if something happens to them.
With this program, the senior (or anyone else who has concerns about being able to care for a pet, but wants one), there will be a probationary period of 30 days during which the senior and the cat will adjust to each other. Assuming that goes well, a formal adoption will be arranged.
The benefits to this program are many. It is well known that people with pets live longer and happier lives than those who live alone. Living with one of our cats can lower blood pressure, cause the owner to suffer less loneliness and depression, experience better mental and physical health, and increased activity.