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Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Cat Town is a Lifeline for Seniors Like Tony

Most senior cats who find themselves in a shelter cage share some variation of the same story.

One day, their person dies. They lose the only friend they’ve ever known — and now that they’re older, nobody wants to care for them. The city shelter steps in to keep them from becoming homeless, but with so few resources, the shelter can’t make up for the loss of the cat's family, their home, and even the little comforts in life — a window to look out of, a bed, a favorite toy.

It takes an exceptional cat, like Tony, to rise above these circumstances.

Catching Up With Cat Town Alum: Woolsey

Catching Up With Cat Town Alum: Woolsey

For Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month we’re turning the spotlight on Woolsey, a special senior cat whose story shows what a difference compassionate care can make in the life of a cat. His story also demonstrates the importance of Cat Town’s mission to help senior and less fortunate cats find their way out of the shelter and into loving homes.

Senior cat Woolsey came to Cat Town in the early summer of 2016, after enduring a rough few years. He had been surrendered at Oakland Animal Services (OAS) after his previous owner kept him outside in their yard. Woolsey also had some health issues and was losing weight. He was difficult to handle and would only allow a few quick pets while he was eating. Things didn’t look good for Woolsey.