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Silver Whiskers: Our Wisest Cats

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Silver Whiskers is BAA’s special adoption campaign for older kitties. If you’re in the market for a mellow feline, these are the sweetest, calmest cats around!

BAA believes older kitties are the best! Here’s why:

  1. Older cats have settled into sweet, mushy personalities – what you see is what you get!
  2. Many adopters describe older cats as offering a deeply grateful kind of love — these kitties have seen enough in their lives to recognize a good home when they finally find it!
  3. Older cats are litterbox trained and require less energetic interaction than kittens and teenage cats, making them great for senior adopters. Be sure to visit our page on the benefits of pets for seniors!
  4. Remember, cats often live very long lives – some of our adopters have reported their cats living up to 22 years of age. Adopting an older cat does not mean that you won’t have many years of love and friendship!

Read more about the benefits of adopting a senior kitty here and please contact to find out which Silver Whisker kitties would be a great match for you!

Unusual White Maine Coon Mix Pigean

Sweet, low-key Maine Coon mix Pigean is looking for a new home. Her current owner’s husband has allergies, so she unfortunately needs to find a new loving family.

She’s a pleasant and chilled out personality, so if you’re looking for a mellow older cat this adorable white puffball might just be the right fit for you! She is FIV/FeLV negative, neutered, and up-to-date on her shots. She currently has bladder stones, but all that means is that she has to be on a special diet.

If you’re interested in meeting Pigean, please contact Belinda at

Gorgeous Grandma Needs Forever Foster

Earlier this year, in the dead of freezing cold winter, sweet Grandma was rescued from Bay Ridge. Since she was a senior cat forced to get by in bitter, snowy weather, Grandma was in rough shape—but we got her all the help she needed to recover. Now that she’s back on her paws, she’s looking for a home of her own. Don’t you think she deserves one?

Grandma is a gentle senior citizen who will take a little time to adjust to new surroundings, but once she has, she’ll prove that she’s got good, old-fashioned manners—making her a perfectly polite houseguest. Of course she enjoys sleeping, eating, being beautiful, and providing calm, kind company for her human pals, too.

Grandma is most likely 12 years or older, spayed, current on vaccines, and completely healthy—she tested negative for felv/FIV. Because Grandma’s such a special case, we’re looking for a long-term foster home for her to live out her remaining years in the comfort and coziness she deserves, bringing fluffy joy to whatever kind soul takes her in.

If you can give Grandma a place to call her own, please contact Tara Green at!


Lovely & gentle Lily, a true tortoiseshell beauty! Lily is a very mellow senior seeking a new forever home. Unfortunately, Lily’s human passed away and this girl was left orphaned. Lily comes with all the advantages of maturity, she is fully housetrained, undemanding and carries herself with a sense of composure that only comes with age. Lily is also very affectionate and loves the company of humans, if you can find it in your heart to accomadate this kitty you’ll be rewarded with a BFFF (Best Feline Friend Forever)!!!

Lily is up to date on all vaccinations, negative for FeLV/FIV, flea & parasite free and spayed. She scored an “excellent health” mark on her recent physical!

If you would like to meet Lily or for more information contact Donna-

Whiskers the Wonderful Senior

A former outdoor cat, Whiskers is one special senior. Our vet estimates he’s about 10 years old, but given the life he’s lived, he might actually be younger. After being rescued in rough condition, Whiskers has determinedly fought his way back to good health, and developed an incredible bond with his rescuer, and then again with his foster family. He would absolutely be an amazing companion for his future adopter, and would be happy as a single cat, or as the step-brother to another feline.

Whisker’s rescuer, who fostered him and nursed him back to health, writes:

“I found little Whiskers in front of my house—hungry and in very bad condition. He wouldn’t have survived in the streets had he been left out any longer; we believe that he was abandoned by his owners, and most likely was neglected under their care, too.

When I saw that he trusted me enough to eat out of my hands, I knew I had to take him in. After getting him cleaned and treated, we were able to bring him back to health. While he was nervous at first, I soon learned he was as gentle and sweet as could be. He’s the easiest cat I’ve ever had to treat, and enjoyed when I pet or brush him so much he’d sometimes fall asleep while I did so! He likes to relax, and relaxes best when he’s listening to the sound of your voice.

Whiskers has FIV, which simply means he has a more vulnerable immune system than more cats and should be in a stress-free environment. My schedule with school and work doesn’t allow me to spend enough time with him—but I care greatly for this sweet, special cat, and I believe he deserves a second chance in a happy environment with people who will love and care for him properly!”

Whiskers is neutered, fully vetted, and healthy. He’s FeLV negative and, as mentioned, FIV positive, which simply means he needs regular vet visits and should be indoors only—which is true for all cats.

If you’d like to meet this very special senior survivor, contact Gregory at!

Lovely Ava

Ava is a sweet and loving 10 year-old female cat.  She loves to be on your lap or sleeping next to you.  If you want a kitty that will greet you at the door when you come home and loves to purr – then give Ava a chance! Playing with plastic bags and boxes, lying on magazines and hanging in the bathroom sink are some of her favorite activities.  She has been mostly an only cat but has lived with another cat in the past and they got along. However, Ava would do best not living in a home with large dogs or young children.

Check out a couple videos of Ava here:

Ava is spayed, micro-chipped, up to date on vaccinations, FeLV and FIV negative and generally a healthy cat.  She does take a thyroid medication 2x a day without any problems and her current owner would be willing to help pay for her medication for the next year.

To schedule a play date with sweet Ava, please contact Belinda, at

Sweet and Friendly Kitty

Kitty is a fun and friendly 12 year old female tabby. She may be a little older but you would never know it! Kitty is a people cat and would thrive in a home where her owners are home often and can give her lots of love and attention. She will meow to say hello and to remind you to give her cuddles. Her favorite toy is the cat dancer and she loves having her neck scratched while she eats.

Kitty has been an indoor cat most of her life. Because of recent changes in schedules and lifestyle, her current owners are unable to give her the attention she needs. She has gotten along with a cat in the past, but she would most likely do best as an only pet.

Kitty is healthy, vaccinated, spayed, FIV / FeLV negative and microchipped.

If you have questions about Kitty, or would like to schedule a time to meet her, please email Belinda at

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