November is special for many reasons. One of them being that it is officially “Adopt a Senior Pet” month. Everyone knows how special Fanny is to me. What some people don’t know, is that she was ten years old when I adopted her two years ago. There are a lot of misconceptions about older animals who are in shelters. People think they were given up because they were naughty, when in reality most of these animals were relinquished because of bad HUMAN behavior (aka: people deciding to move, getting sick of the responsibilities, not doing their due diligence, etc) or because of other tragic circumstances (in Fanny’s case, her owner died of cancer). People are also often of adopting an older animal for fear they may die in the near future. However, Most cats will live to be around twenty years old when kept indoors and cared for properly. I can not express to you enough how thankful these animals are for their new lives once they are adopted. Fanny reminds me everyday how grateful she is that I gave her a chance and brought her to her retirement home 😹. She is so well behaved, wise and loving and I cannot imagine my home without her. If you are thinking of adopting, whether it be canine or feline, please considering opening your heart to the idea of an older animal. You won’t regret it! ...If you want to view senior pets or animals of all ages who are up for adoption in the Denver area, please visit @maxfund . They are incredible!