The ARM & HAMMER Feline Generous Program and the ASPCA Award Three Cat Shelters with a total of $7,500 for the Most Heartwarming “Senior Tails”

The ARM & HAMMER Feline Generous Program and the ASPCA Award Three Cat Shelters with a total of $7,500 for the Most Heartwarming “Senior Tails”

The ARM & HAMME Feline Generous program and the ASPCA, chosen three successful cat shelters and one pet dad or mum from its “Senior Tails” giveaway.

The Senior Tails giveaway, held throughout June in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, was designed to have a good time senior shelter cats, who are sometimes missed for adoption, and all of the the explanation why they are purrfect catpanions and 100% lovable!

The winners had been chosen from over 2,500 heartfelt “senior tails” and embody Newman Nation: Senior Pets United in Libertyville, IL, Conway Area Humane Society in Conway, NH, Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA and Meredith Bradley of Grand Rapids, MI. Each of the shelters will obtain a $2,500 donation from the ARM & HAMMER Feline Generous program, and Meredith will obtain a complete yr provide of ARM & HAMMER cat litter.

Rebecca Blank, Group Brand Manager, ARM & HAMMER™ Pet Care mentioned, “As described in our successful “Senior Tails” submissions older cats can deliver a way of consolation, additional cuddles and care to individuals and different animals. We hope extra cat lovers maintain this in thoughts when contemplating adoption and we recognize all the things these successful shelters are doing to ensure each cat has the very best likelihood to be adopted it doesn’t matter what their age.”

Excerpts from Senior Tails Winners’ Stories

Shelter Winner: Newman Nation: Senior Pets United

Location: Libertyville, IL

Nominated by: Barb Dyer

Senior Cat: Skye and Xander (15 and 17 years outdated)

“I’ve two senior kitties from Newman Nation (NN), and each are medical difficulty kitties. Skye has end-stage liver illness and he or she continues to be going sturdy after being recognized 2 years in the past. She is simply an outdated gal who desires to cuddle and be cherished on and that’s what I present for her. Xander then again has in some way crushed the percentages being an FIV constructive senior man. He does have some renal harm however that doesn’t cease him from making an attempt to eat all the things in sight, in addition to be the grandpa to all my foster kittens- he by no means performs tough or snaps at them when all they do is assault his tail and soar on his large physique.

There are only a few organizations that dedicate themselves fully to senior animals and most of the people would reasonably undertake younger animals, however the seniors are those that have to be out of shelters and rescued essentially the most as they should dwell their remaining life in a loving dwelling and that’s what Newman Nations works to ensure occurs.”

Shelter Winner: Conway Area Humane Society

Location: Conway, NH

Nominated by: Karen Roy

Senior Cat: Sienna (In loving reminiscence, handed at 13 years outdated)

“We took in Rocky, a kitten and needed to get him a companion. I went to our native shelter with the intention of adopting a kitten. However, there she was, Sienna, an attractive older Tortie cat close by, quiet and watching me. I frolicked on the shelter with the kitten I had initially needed, however then stored taking a look at Sienna & did really feel responsible for one factor, because it appears everybody desires kittens and never older cats. She appeared so light and candy. The shelter had named her Karen, so I assume it was meant to be seeing my identify is Karen, as nicely so I took her dwelling. I did change her identify to Sienna after, as a consequence of her colours. She and Rocky acquired alongside so good – she was so mellow, and he or she took him below her wing performing like his mother. I used to be so completely satisfied to have Sienna- by no means had I had such a candy loving cat like her. You may do something along with her and he or she wouldn’t put up a fuss. She would make it some extent to faucet our arm and meow after which soar up into our lap to relaxation.

Conway Area Humane Society has plenty of applications certainly one of them being taking good care of their senior cats and making an attempt to match them up as companions for the aged. Such a terrific trigger! Conway Humane Society is the one one that will strive to soak up our many animals that wanted consideration and care, it doesn’t matter what their age.”

Shelter Winner: Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Location: Vancouver, WA

Nominated by: Amy Libby

Senior Cat: Duncan (in loving reminiscence, handed at 17 years outdated)

“My husband and I adopted Duncan in July of 2017. Pushing 13, it was the third time he’d been up for adoption from the shelter in Vancouver, Wash. We weren’t in search of a 3rd cat, however Duncan’s humorous stroll and wiggly methods charmed us. In the following 4 years, we’d study to wash cat ears and bums, do subcutaneous fluids and fall asleep each evening with a humorous, purring outdated man cat snuggled between our pillows.

We needed to make the heartbreaking choice to euthanize Duncan in May. He was blind and the kidney illness stored him from placing on weight irrespective of how a lot meals he ate. We knew his high quality of life was quickly declining and after years of affection from him we knew we needed to present him the identical love and make the toughest choice a pet dad or mum could make. I miss my OldManCat day-after-day. But I wouldn’t hand over a single second of the time we had with him.

HSSW doesn’t euthanize for area they usually do all the things they’ll to put senior pets, from dental cleanings and decreased adoption charges to fostering. Senior cats get plenty of consideration from volunteers; whereas it generally takes a bit to search out the precise dwelling for them, they get each alternative.”

Pet Parent Winner: Meredith Bradley

Cat: Thula (13 years outdated)

Shelter: Faithful to Felines

Location: Muskegon, MI

“Last September I used to be fortunate to search out my expensive Thula Twenty-Toes, a 13-year-old cat, by means of the Faithful to Felines Facebook web page. I dwell alone and had been and not using a cat for a number of years. There was one thing about Thula’s picture and story that linked to my coronary heart and I made the drive as much as the shelter on Labor Day. Thula is essentially the most loving cat, a terrific companion, and has been a present to me via this tough pandemic. She loves to take a seat in my lap and let me pet her, which I do know is nice for each of us! I can’t think about life with out her. As we have now begun to have the ability to have guests in our dwelling, Thula is a superb host, greeting all with affection and many purrs!”

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