November is adopt a senior pet month


AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joins national animal welfare organizations in marking the month of November as Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, according to a news release.

The MCSPCA is encouraging the adoption of an older pet by highlighting those available at its Animal Shelter facility as well as on the website and on Facebook.

“We are very hopeful to find the perfect homes for cats Hobbit, Rosi and Ester, who are all 10 years old. They are anxiously awaiting to enjoy their senior years with just the right person or family,” said Jan Zumbolo, president of the MCSPCA board of directors.

“They will be happiest in a quiet home, and get along with other cats so would be great companions for another household cat. Adopt your new best friend today.”

Zumbolo also noted that there are many reasons to adopt a senior cat. “The senior cat’s personality and size is already developed and can be matched to an appropriate new home. They are more familiar with ‘home etiquette’ and less likely to exhibit any destructive behavior. There is no need to litter-train. They are more content to relax and enjoy their company at home. Mostly, they deserve to be able to live out their years in the comfort and safety of a loving home.”

The MCSPCA adoption fee includes a very sweet cat, vet exam, spay/neuter, worming and flea treatment, distemper vaccination, rabies vaccination, testing for feline AIDS and feline leukemia, PetWatch24 microchip with first year registration, and an adoption kit.

An adoption application is required, including references and name of veterinarian.

The MCSPCA Animal Shelter, located on SPCA Road, off Route 5S just east of Amsterdam, is open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., but closed Sunday and Tuesday. The senior cats may also be previewed on

The MCSPCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in the Montgomery County area. Funded primarily by public donations, nominal fees and municipal contracts, the MCSPCA receives no funding from governmental agencies nor from national animal welfare organizations.

For more information on the MCSPCA and its programs and events, visit, Facebook or [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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