Sebastian is a senior kitten looking for a quiet and peaceful home to live in. Pope Memorial Humane Society

From the office of Kasey Bielecki, Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Pope Memorial Humane Society,

Last Wednesday, I was walking in the cat wing of the shelter. It was Pet Photo Day, the special day each week that we take high quality photos of all the newly adoptable animals. (Thanks to volunteer photographer, PJ Walter!)

It’s a fun day. I can interact with all kinds of animals, learn about their personalities, and brainstorm ideas for adoptable pet promotions. What struck me that day were all of the senior cats available for adoption. We know, and you know, that it’s kitten season, and many, if not most, people are looking for cute, cuddly little kittens.

My mind goes to senior cats. I hate to see them go unnoticed. Ming, Kayla, Sebastian, Kiki, Splash, Pineapple and more are all looking for new homes. Some older cats arrive when their owners can no longer take care of them; others have families who move and cannot bring their pets; some owners die. Animals come to the shelter for various reasons.

Our goal at the Pope Memorial Humane Society is to find new loving homes for them.

By choosing to adopt and care for an older cat, or a cat that has a medical / physical condition, you are helping a cat live the life they deserve to the fullest. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience to adopt a cat who might otherwise be overlooked.

Remember, no matter how old they are, they still have love to give. Are you ready to adopt a cuddly senior / special needs kitten? If so, visit to see current adoptable pets and be sure to check out older cats. and dogs.

I have to insert a special plug here. If you are more of a rodent fan, we currently have five gerbils looking for new homes. Gerbils make excellent companions, becoming very attached to their owners. If you are looking for a smaller pet, Thing 1, Thing 2, Ice, Lupo or Ninja may be the right fit for you!

Wish list : Canned Kitten / Cat Style Chicken Pate Recipe, Temptation Cat Treats, 8 1/2 by 11 Copy Paper, Corner Brooms (Synthetic), Bleach.

Thank you.

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