DEAR GOLDEN OLDIES FRIENDS,
It may be the “dog days of summer” but here at Golden Oldies we think our older cats are perfect for every season!
Golden Oldies has continued to operate throughout this pandemic, with no interruption in care to the cats or service to potential owners.
You can help us support older cats and those who love them by giving to Golden Oldies today.
We cover all expenses for our foster cats including medical care through our Healing Paws Fund. This fund is running low. Foster cat Timmy, a 12-year-old Maine Coon mix who loves sitting in windowsills, had to make a trip to the emergency vet recently and will be having a dental with extractions in a few weeks. These expenses could exceed $1,500!
Your gift will help refill the Healing Paws Fund for cats like Timmy, supply food and litter to our fosters, and allow us to advertise so our felines find purrfect homes,
If you would like to make a gift, you can do so via the donate button on this website or you can mail a check payable to Golden Oldies Cat Rescue to PO Box 683 Monterey, CA 93942.
You can help ensure that our foster cats find that happily ever after, that magical chapter in the story that no one knows better than some of our most treasured adopters and their timeless best friends.
Doris from Santa Cruz happened upon a Golden Oldies advertisement during a trip to Big Sur after the loss of her 16-year-old cat, Diva. Doris reached out to Golden Oldies and became a foster in 2018! But Doris wasn’t a foster for long, adopting her first foster, 17-year-old Karma soon after.
“It’s close to end of life and I had just lost my cat so I was concerned emotionally that I could do this,” Doris said. “But I just kept going back to Karma. I went and visited her and she bit me!”
Doris laughs thinking about that first meeting, but she adored Karma, a sweet Abyssinian mix, and the “air about her that she was the queen, the empress” until Karma’s death in March 2020. After mourning Karma, Doris returned to Golden Oldies in April to find her new furry family member. And she came with a mission: what cat is having a hard time getting adopted? Doris adopted beautiful, three-legged American Bobtail William in April 2020.
“He’s a very talkative and engaging animal,” Doris said. “He is so loving. Anybody who is thinking about adopting should really consider adopting an older or vulnerable cat.”
After 279 days in foster, William’s life now consists of sunbathing in the yard (and even hunting!) and lots of cuddle time with Doris.
Sometimes our adopters take a chance on a older cat. But sometimes our adopters know exactly what they’ve been waiting for!
Kayla from Salinas made it known she was looking to add an adult, exotic cat to her family. When her friend saw Leo, a beautiful, 7-year-old copper and white Persian, on the Golden Oldies Facebook page, Kayla acted quickly. Within a week, Leo joined Kayla’s home!
“He’s so cute – I have a soft spot for overweight animals! – and he just looked so innocent and ready to be loved,” Kayla said. “He checked off all my boxes. It’s been an awesome journey and I feel really spoiled.”
Leo now lives in luxury with Kayla and her boyfriend Aaron. In fact, Leo’s easygoing personality even inspired them to adopt another Persian: Laverne, a kitten and Leo’s new best friend.
“From that day on they take turns following each other around the house and flop around and play with each other,” Kayla said. “I think they were what we needed.”
Both Kayla and Doris said that adopting an older cat is the way to go.“I love to be a complementary relationship to his previous home,” Kayla said. “If anyone has had a cat before in their life it’s a complement to that other cat they had, too.”
“I like that Golden Oldies cares so much and checks in with you as an owner,” Doris said. “It’s not ‘some home’ but the right home.”
With thanks for all your past support and the hope that you are staying safe and well.
THE GOLDEN OLDIES TEAM