Senior Catizen "Retirement Home"

While this is currently a limited program, Senior Cat Action Network currently has two senior catizens in its House of Purrs Eldercare (or "HOPE") Program. At this time, we are not able to accept any additional cats into our care due to space and financial constraints.


Current Retirees

Dusty

Born:         Unknown (2004 estimated)
Arrived:    July 24, 2023
Source:     Philadelphia Shelter

Dusty (estimated to be 19 years old) arrived at Senior Cat Action Network from a Philadelphia shelter where she was slated for euthanasia. This sweet girl was dumped along with her housemate, Sandy, because her owners had a baby that was allegedly allergic to the cats they owned for 17 years. What matters now is that Dusty and Sandy are safe and will never be discarded again.

Dusty was in very bad shape when she arrived and had to be hospitalized for the first two days. She was suffering from severe pancreatitis and dehydration and is still on her road to recovery. Dusty also has hyperthyroidism and progressed kidney disease. Despite all that she has been through and the medical issues she is dealing with, Dusty is a true sweetheart. She purrs whenever you pet her and even loves belly rubs. We are so happy to have Dusty join our crew of retirees.

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HOPE Resident - Dusty; super senior cat
HOPE Resident - Sandy; super senior cat

Sandy

Born:         Unknown (2004 estimated)
Arrived:    July 24, 2023
Source:     Philadelphia Shelter

Sandy (reported by the shelter to be 19 years old) arrived at Senior Cat Action Network from a Philadelphia shelter. This cute Tortie was dumped along with her housemate, Dusty, because her owners had a baby that was allegedly allergic to the cats they owned for 17 years. What matters now is that Sandy and Dusty are safe and will never be discarded again.

We are still getting to know Sandy and her health issues, but we think she looks younger than 19. What we know for sure is that she is obese and will need to be on a weight loss program to keep her healthy. While she is still dealing with all of the stress from being abandoned and being in a city shelter, Sandy is amazingly sweet with constant purrs and expert biscuit making skills. Unlike her housemate, Sandy's fur is as soft as silk. We can't wait to learn more about her.

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In Loving Memory

The loss of a cat is immeasurable...but so is the love that is left behind

Our hearts are forever impacted by the amazing super seniors that have been part of our organization but are no longer here with us in physical form. Whether their time with us was long or short, they were deeply loved and that will never change. These cats were entrusted to our care by often loving owners and we were honored to care for and love them as though they were our own.

Rest easy sweet angels...until we meet again.

Sammy

Born:         May 9, 2003
Arrived:    August 7, 2020
Passed:     June 18, 2022
Source:     Owner Surrender

Sammy was our first "retiree", arriving at Senior Cat Action Network in August 2020 at the age of 17 after his owner's health declined and he was no longer able to care for his sweet ginger boy. Sammy was an exceptionally charismatic and loving cat that was always happy and loved to sleep under the covers at night with our Founder. If not sleeping with a human, Sammy loved his cuddle bed and you could always find him snoozing in one. He was our deeply loved gingerbread man and we miss hearing him holler and paw at us for more treats. 

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HOPE Resident - Sammy; super senior cat
HOPE Resident - Jesse; super senior cat

Jesse

Born:         February 18, 2004
Arrived:    July 28, 2021
Passed:     July 8, 2022
Source:     Owner Surrender

Jesse was our second "retiree", arriving at Senior Cat Action Network in July 2021 at the age of 17 after her parents moved to an assisted living facility out of state. Upon arrival, we learned that Jesse was a purebred Maine Coon and, true to her breed, she was a gentle and loving cat. Jesse loved to be spoken to and would purr no matter what the topic of conversation was. She also loved to receive kisses, being sure to lean in to fully receive them - in turn, she would give kisses back by licking your nose. Jesse was a stubborn cat, but knew what she liked and didn't like. We loved it and miss her immensely...especially her amazing bleps!

Daisy

Born:         February 5, 2007 (estimated)
Arrived:    November 29, 2022
Passed:     December 16, 2022
Source:     Owner Surrender

Daisy was our sixth "retiree", arriving as an owner surrender in November 2022 at the age of 15 1/2. Although Daisy was a purebred Maine Coon, we were provided very limited information about her upon surrender. We did know that she was "ill" with a mass and that her owner could not afford her care financially or personally. We didn't know that Daisy's mass was a carcinoma that bled a lot, resulting in severe anemia; that she had tumors growing inside her urethra and her vulva; and that somehow this sweet girl had sustained two fractured ribs before she came to us. We didn't know that the doctors would tell us that all we could do was shower Daisy with love and provide her with the best care for the time she had remaining. Yet, even if we knew this, we still would have helped Daisy because every super senior cat deserves a chance to know love and safety in their final chapter. Our time together was much shorter than we hoped, but we know that Daisy knew that she was loved unconditionally. And that is why we do what we do. Daisy mattered and she will always be in our hearts.

HOPE Resident - Daisy; super senior cat
HOPE Resident - Timothy; super senior cat

Timothy

Born:         February 6, 2006
Arrived:    October 25, 2022
Passed:     May 26, 2023
Source:     NYC Shelter (Brooklyn)

Timothy was our fifth "retiree" and our most difficult loss to date. This amazing boy arrived from the NYC Animal Care Center in Brooklyn in October 2022. Although he had been found all alone on the streets, hiding under someone's car, he was microchipped and thus once had a family. While we were able to locate family members of his prior owner after his passing, we still don't know exactly how he found his way outside, fending for himself for what our vet believes was quite a bit of time. What we do know, is that he stole our hearts...taking a piece of it with him when he left.

Timothy was kind, gentle, loving, patient, and adorable beyond measure. He would look up at you with such love in his eyes that it would instantly erase any bad in your day. He loved to love even more than he loved to be loved. He insisted on having his meals purrfectly pureed and would always walk around the back of his litter box before entering to take care of business. And...he was an expert biscuit maker, even using his back legs to get the job done. Timothy was the perfect gentleman and we are so blessed to care for him when he needed it the most. 

Sati

Born:         Unknown (2006 estimated)
Arrived:    December 30, 2021
Passed:     November 14, 2023
Source:     Owner Surrender

Sati (estimated to be 17 years old) arrived at Senior Cat Action Network as an owner surrender. Her owner moved into a nursing home and no family members were able to take her in, leaving her at risk of going to a shelter. She is an incredibly loving cat that craves human affection. Although we had no medical history for Sati, she was diagnosed by our vet with hyperthyroidism and is doing well with her daily meds. She had a full dental in March 2022, which left her with one canine and one incisor, though it doesn't stop her from eating everything she sees and yelling to be sure you know she wants to eat...again! Despite her great appetite, Sati does have some GI issues, which is caused by either Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or low grade intestinal lymphoma.

HOPE Resident - Sati; super senior cat
HOPE Resident - Gracie; super senior cat

Gracie

Born:         Unknown (2009 estimated)
Arrived:    January 29, 2023
Passed:     November 21, 2023
Source:     NYC Shelter

Gracie (estimated to be 14 years old) arrived at Senior Cat Action Network from the NYC Animal Care Center after her owner passed away and a friend of a relative surrendered her to the shelter. Sadly, she was quickly slated for euthanasia when a mass was noted in her abdomen. Even though the shelter determined she has just months to live, we felt she deserved to live those last months happy and loved - not sad from missing her owner and confused and scared by the shelter environment. Our partner internal medicine specialist has diagnosed Gracie with intermediate / high grade lymphoma and started her on steroids to give her the best quality of life for whatever time she has left. Despite her diagnosis, Gracie is all love and will purr whenever she sees you. She is happy and safe and that is what she will remember...and that is what she deserves.

Adopted!

These super seniors are now living their best retirement life with their new family...happy life!

Mickey

Born:           Unknown
Arrived:      February 26, 2022
Adopted:    September 24, 2022
Source:       NYC Shelter (Brooklyn)

Mickey (estimated to be 18 years old) arrived at Senior Cat Action Network from the NYC Animal Care Center in Brooklyn on 02/26/2022. When this sweet boy was at risk due to a URI, we were able to get him out of the shelter and into a safe and loving home with our first ever foster, thanks to the amazing help of AmsterDog Rescue. Mickey has some medical issues going on, including kidney disease and GI issues, which his foster parents (now his forever parents!) are learning to manage. For now, he is loving his new life and has proven to be a total lover and a true couch potato! Mickey loves his food, treats and quality time with his new family. This sweet boy really hit the jackpot and now will spend his final chapter being loved and completely adored.

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