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If you could, would you adopt a senior pet?

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Poll Results: 3,271 votes
54%
Yes!
 
21%
Maybe
 
13%
No!
 
11%
I already have
 
2%
Other
 



If your answer is Yes, check out: 10 Sweet Senior Dogs Who Need a Home (Photos) and 10 Lovable Senior Cats Who Need a Home (Photos)




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Michelle Krogman
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 10:48 AM


maybe

Bill and Katie D.
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 9:00 PM


yes

Catrin K.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:04 PM


Currently have 4 cats that were adopted as seniors .

Catrin K.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:04 PM


Currently have 4 cats that were adopted as seniors .

Catrin K.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:04 PM


Currently have 4 cats that were adopted as seniors .

Catrin K.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:04 PM


Currently have 4 cats that were adopted as seniors .

Catrin K.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:04 PM


Currently have 4 cats that were adopted as seniors .

Denise Nuno
Monday September 15, 2014, 12:14 PM


I operate a sanctuary for senior community cats and rescue senior cats surrendered to kill shelters that are at high risk for euthanasia.

Surrendered senior cats are the saddest situation I can think of. I've seen them grieve so hard they literally commit suicide. Cats consider themselves part of a family. When the family abandons them, they have the same reaction as an abandoned human.

Many people believe their abandoned cat will be ok. Most who abandon their senior cat at a shelter assume the cat will be adopted. Both of these categories of people are delusional!

The fact is that senior cats who are abandoned do not do well, and most senior cats surrendered to shelters are quickly euthanized. They are the least likely cats to be rescued or adopted. They are the most likely to die of exposure and age-related illness in a community colony.

Cats, like children, are a life-long commitment. They have an approximate 20 year life span. If an adopter is not prepared to make the commitment, they should not adopt a cat.

Senior pets make wonderful companions to senior citizens as the human companion has a better chance of outliving their cat and preventing their surrender to a shelter. An senior cats come with an extra benefit... Like senior humans, they're experienced lovers!

Kristen belue
Monday September 15, 2014, 7:47 AM


yes

Renee M.
Monday September 15, 2014, 5:54 AM


Maybe, it would depend on the situation.



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