21 Of The Oldest Cats Adopted By The Kindest People

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Adopting any animal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience that will bring so much joy to you and your new animal. Unfortunately for old cats, many people come to shelters looking to adopt a young cat or kitten. That means that the oldest cats are the first to be euthanized at kill shelters.

If only people realized that older cats can make the greatest pets of all. For one, they are already house trained and socialized. Sure, older cats are more likely to have certain diseases but most cats live very long and healthy lives. If you adopt a senior feline you are sure to enjoy many awesome years together. After all, haven’t you heard that cats have nine lives?

Let these 21 kind-hearted adoptees inspire you to give the oldest cats at your local shelter a shot, you might just find your new favorite furry companion—no litter box training required!

1. An older woman adopted the white cat in the middle at 19-years-old

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2. Adorable Lil’ T was adopted at 10-years-old

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3. “My son and I adopted a 10+ year old cat who used to live in the park.”

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4. 8-year-old cat adopted from local rescue. This photo was taken only 10-minutes after being brought to his new home.

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5. “Fulfilled a life goal of mine today and adopted the oldest cat at the local shelter.”

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6. Meet 15-year-old Zeta, she was adopted 5-years-ago from the vet clinic her mommy works at

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7. “A friend of mine just adopted this 6-year-old cat, and this is how she waits for her food.”

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8. Cat’s don’t care about age. This cat adopted this 102-year-old woman.

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9. Venture was adopted at 14-years-old, but he doesn’t look a day over 5!

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10. Pretty kitty named Pumpkin adopted at 9-years-old from shelter

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11. This cutie-pie was adopted from a shelter at 9-years-old. Her owner writes, “She hasn’t left my side since.”

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12. This cat was adopted at 4-years-old. “She hated all the toys except one.”

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13. “Just adopted my first cat. He is 11-years-old!” (and huge)

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14. Beautiful 13-year-old cat named Q-tip adopted into new loving home

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15. “We adopted an 8-year-old cat from the shelter because he stole our hearts with his cuddles.”

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16. Recently adopted 15-year-old feline

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17. Ethan was 7-years-old when his doting owners adopted him

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18. Pretty lil 11-year-old cat gets a new chance at life

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19. 7-year-old cat photographed the same day of adoption

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20. 6-year-old Floyd was stuck living at the shelter for months before he was finally adopted, and now look how happy he is!

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21. “My new roomie 18-year-old Mr. Salem Schmusel”

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