Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary, adoptable pet every week. Today, in honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, meet Squeakers, a 10-year-old cat who came to the Sacramento SPCA as a stray in March.
Like so many older cats who end up at shelters, Squeakers has had a few challenges in finding her forever. First and foremost, her age sadly puts people off.
“Many people are more interested in adopting a kitten or young cat,” explains foster care coordinator Sarah Varanini. “She is a mostly black cat, and we have many, so it’s difficult for her to stand out in the crowd.”
Squeakers also doesn’t have much of a history to speak of. “We don’t know what her life was like before she came to us,” says Varanini, “and the short time she was adopted, she had a hard time adjusting, and didn’t use her litter box consistently as a result.”
Varanini says the cat uses her litter box just fine at the shelter and would do best in a patient, quiet home, which will give her a chance to adjust. She is also a touch overweight, so her new family will need to help her lose a few pounds.
There’s no doubt this girl is a sweetheart; just read some of the comments written on her card by volunteers at the shelter:
Such a nice kitty/companion! Calm and gentle.
Sweet and loves to be brushed.
Very relaxed and funny!
I’ll go to sleep while you pet me!
If you think Squeakers is the companion for you, contact the Sacramento SPCA at 916-383-7387 with the animal ID 31061732. She will receive a complimentary dental cleaning with her adoption!
Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, John John.
Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home, it’s important to consider your family circumstances and do your research.