C.L.A.W.S. takes in cats of all ages and increasingly is being asked to find new homes for 14, 15, 16 and even 19 year olds. These "golden oldies" are looking for a loving home where they can spend the rest of their lives in peace and quiet.
This scheme was introduced to enable the elderly or those on a restricted income to adopt an older cat. It is good for the person, possibly living alone, who gets a loving companion and a new focus in life, and the cat that gets a devoted friend with lots of time to spend with it. As one participant in the scheme said "We're two golden oldies" together.
The owner pays for the food and annual booster and C.L.A.W.S. helps with any veterinary expenses that might occur, the most significant reason that prevents people on a fixed income adopting an older cat.