While animal shelters often have too many animals than potential owners, elderly cats are often overlooked as potential pets since many people want a kitten or a younger cat. Hermes, a 12-year old cat, has spent the past six years in an animal shelter.

Fortunately, more people are looking into adopting older cats so they can spend their remaining days in a loving home rather than a cage. If you want to adopt a cat, consider an older cat. That way you can bring joy to an elderly cat and brighten up your own home with a friendly cat that won’t cause as much chaos as a kitten.

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