This video demonstrates the point perfectly:
During kitten season (April – September) older cats take six-and-a-half times longer to be homed than kittens.
As feline life expectancy has increased, in particular over the past 10 years, many household moggies are now living into their late teens and early 20s in good health. There are many benefits of older cats, who often have a more settled nature and are more likely to be a lap cat. Life in a pen is no substitute for a permanent home so we would urge people to consider adopting an older cat.
|Elderly cat Katie is looking for a new home|
* Kittens are classed as 0-6 months and older cats as 11 years old and over.
There are lots of simple steps you can take to ensure the later years of your cat’s life are comfortable and happy – read our Elderly cats leaflet for more details.