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Waving Adoption Fees for Older Cats at MSPCA

The MSPCA-Angell presents a two-week Declare Your Love Adoptathon for senior cats at its adoption centers, from July 1 to 14, in Methuen, Boston and Centerville. For two weeks, adoption fees will be waived for all 9-year-and-older cats, with the hope of finding homes for more than 40 senior felines.

“Summer can be the most challenging season for placing older cats in homes, due to the abundant number of kittens born in warmer months,” says Heather Robertson, director of development for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. “Senior cats may also have medical needs that can make them less desirable to potential adopters. By waiving adoption fees, we hope to make it more affordable for those who will take on any medical care that a cat may need.”

The MSPCA has long championed the benefits of adopting older cats, noting that they are almost always litter box trained and accustomed to living with people. “Older cats typically require far less time to acclimate to their surroundings than kittens,” says Robertson. “And, because many cats can live well in their late teens, even a healthy 9-year-old cat has plenty of vibrant years ahead and plenty of love to offer.”

Location: MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen (and other MSPCA adoption centers). For more information, call 978-687-7453, ext. 6101 or visit MSPCA.org/adoptions.