“Sweet Rick lived his life as an outdoor community cat for over 13 years. Rick weighed four pounds when we rescued him, partially blind & deaf. What we discovered was that he was well over 16, the sweetest old man. Rick had two amazing years, living his best life. I used to say he stuck around so long because he was living the life he deserved.”
Living Their Best Life
Grey Whiskers is specifically designed to assist senior cats in our program. Senior cats are often overlooked and not considered highly adoptable. Seniors are often surrendered to our municipal shelters due to medical issues, the need for vet care or are found abandoned. The purpose of Grey Whiskers is to bring these cats back to health by providing them the veterinary care they need and giving them time to get healthy.
The goal is to show the community through education, proper care these cats have so much to give! No one appreciates the comfort of a stable, loving home like a senior cat. These cats often make the best pets! They are gentle, loving and even like to play once they truly feel well.
Through the Grey Whiskers program we bring these precious souls back to health, making them an affordable adoption for people from all walks of life and income levels as their major medical has been resolved. We have found that even though some may require a prescription diet or affordable medication we find the most amazing homes for them.
We also meet some incredible human beings in the process!
Grey Whiskers Success Stories!
Gizmo was adopted into an amazing home, even with him needing a kidney diet & supplements to make him feel his best! His Mom says “he is the best boy! He’ll eat anything he can get his paws on & dump over any drink left unattended! Great co-worker and super snoozer.” Pictured asleep with all his toys!
Raven needed to be on daily meds to keep her comfortable & a kidney diet, it didn’t stop her from stealing her moms heart! Raven was adopted & is doing fantastic. Ravens favorite past time is sun bathing & snuggles! Her mom completely adores her & her care is worth every moment she has with her!
Want to Sponsor A Grey Whiskers Cat?
Most of our senior friends come to us needing veterinary care in the form of bloodwork, dentals, kidney care & hyperthyroid treatment. With proper care these sweet friends get a second chance. We need your help providing them the very best chance to feel wonderful and have some more time in a home, being loved and always a Grey Whiskers cat <3
Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $237.6 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.
Whiskers is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie’s Fund®, for the Grey Whiskers Senior Cat Program, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.