November is Adopt a Senior Animal Month

Adopting an older cat, or other pet, has benefits.

Posted: November 07, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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November is Adopt A Senior Animal Month, and in its honor, the Wisconsin Humane Society encourages potential adopters to consider bringing home a senior animal.

Senior companion animals have several positive qualities that a younger furry friend might have yet to develop. The Humane Society says that qualities that make senior animals excellent companions include:

• Older animals already know the ropes. Many are patient and wise, making it easier to assimilate them into a new home.

• Mature animals often give you some time to yourself, as their physical demands are not as high.

• Older animals can learn quickly.  Their ability to focus can be leaps and bounds ahead of impetuous kittens.

The Wisconsin Humane Society currently has numerous older cats and other animals available for adoption. For more information, including photos, names and ages of animals, visit its website

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ML    Montoursville, PA

4/19/2009 10:13:09 AM

Way to many kittens are adopted and their mothers are left to sometimes face the needle. I hope others will give them a chance.

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