Adopting a shelter cat is one of the most wonderful acts of kindness that a person can do for an animal, but older cats, who might not be as adorable to most as young and playful kittens, often get overlooked. Hopefully, this post will show you how awesome older cats can be and inspire you to adopt one of your very own!

Older cats are often the first to go if a shelter has to euthanize some of its animals, so your impact on your new elderly adoptee's life will be all the greater. Though they can suffer from more diseases than young cats, older cats are often already house-trained and socialized, and their personality will already be set – no surprises!

#1 This cat adopted this 102-year-old woman

This cat adopted this 102-year-old woman

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DulceMoreno 3 years ago

love them so much!!!!

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#2 A Friend Of Mine Just Adopted This 6-Year-Old Cat, And This Is How She Waits For Her Food

A Friend Of Mine Just Adopted This 6-Year-Old Cat, And This Is How She Waits For Her Food

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NQL 3 years ago

OMG...so cute

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#3 Fulfilled A Life Goal Of Mine Today And Adopted The Oldest Cat At The Local Shelter

Fulfilled A Life Goal Of Mine Today And Adopted The Oldest Cat At The Local Shelter

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Shana 3 years ago

That's a beautiful cat :)

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#4 Adopted At 10 Years Old, Meet Lil' T

Adopted At 10 Years Old, Meet Lil' T

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HeideMueller-Hatton 3 years ago

Gorgeous old gal!

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#5 I Adopted A 14 Year Old Cat Named Venture

I Adopted A 14 Year Old Cat Named Venture

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MaryseMeunier 3 years ago

My last cat lived 20 years. I wish you at least 6 years of happiness with Venture. :0)

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#6 I Adopted My 9 Year Old From The Shelter Last Year. She Hasn't Left My Side Since

I Adopted My 9 Year Old From The Shelter Last Year. She Hasn't Left My Side Since

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CelesteMurray 3 years ago

What a sweet love she is!

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#7 Zeta Is About 15 Years Old Now And I Adopted Her 5 Years Ago From The Vet Clinic I Worked At

Zeta Is About 15 Years Old Now And I Adopted Her 5 Years Ago From The Vet Clinic I Worked At

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AnnieMcG 3 years ago

She looks so loved and healthy ^_^

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#8 My So And I Adopted A 10+ Year Old Cat Who Used To Live In The Park

My So And I Adopted A 10+ Year Old Cat Who Used To Live In The Park

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JenniferSackett 3 years ago

Your kindness will be repaid

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#9 I Adopted A 4 Year Old Cat. She Hated All The Toys Except One

I Adopted A 4 Year Old Cat. She Hated All The Toys Except One

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NoémiFenyvesi 3 years ago

4 years is not old for a cat I think

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#10 Adopted An 8-Year-Old Cat From Local Rescue, This Is 10 Minutes After We Got Home

Adopted An 8-Year-Old Cat From Local Rescue, This Is 10 Minutes After We Got Home

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VarshaSarkar 3 years ago

She looks so grateful :')

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