Cats for Companionship

Cats for Companionship


Our newly formed Cats for Companionship Program has launched successfully with five adult cats placed so far with seniors who would like to have a furry friend.  For those who hesitate to adopt an older feline, here are some excellent reasons to do so:

 10 Reasons Senior Cats Rule

By Jane Harrell, Petfinder

  • When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  • A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  • You can teach an old cat new tricks: Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
  • A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!
  • In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
  • A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.
  • Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
  • Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies.
  • Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.
  • Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for – so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.


To adopt an adult or senior HSBC cat, call 989-893-0145, ask for Cheryl at the Humane Society of Bay County

Cats for Companionship Program Coordinator Kati Loiselle