The Clifton Times Pet of the Week: Meet Abby & Rosie!


Meet Abby and Rosie, two beautiful 11-year-old Norwegian Forest Cats, who are looking for a home together through the Clifton Animal Shelter after their human guardian was hospitalized and is no longer able to care for them. They are fully vetted and up to date on vaccines. Check out their Petfinder profile HERE.

Abby and Rosie are sweet and calm senior cats, who are used to being in a home and getting loved by their human.  Sadly, their guardian was hospitalized and no one is available to care for these sweet girls, so they hope that they can find a new home where they can love and be loved in return. They are Norwegian Forest Cats, so they have long dense coats and enjoy being brushed and groomed to keep them tangle-free. They are also on the larger side and perfect for snuggling.

Abby and Rosie are used to being together and the shelter would like to keep them together as bonded pairs are more likely to be better adjusted. Much of this comes from how the two interact and share day-to-day activities, like eating and playing together and finding comfort in each other. Having two cats isn’t extra work as they share toys, a water dish, and a dry food dish, though the shelter recommends having two separate wet bowls. 

Abby and Rosie are a reminder to take succession planning for your pets seriously. Over 500,000 beloved pets are euthanized annually because their guardians became disabled or died, and there was no plan for their care.

Any of us can get sick or have a life event that makes it impossible for us to care for our pets, and pet guardians are encouraged to have a plan in place designating someone who is ready and willing to take your pets, should the unthinkable happen to you. In addition, a plan would include information about your pets’ medical histories, special needs, and any behavioral, health, or diet concerns. A pet trust is a legally sanctioned arrangement providing for the care and maintenance of one or more companion animals in the event of a grantor’s disability or death, and setting aside the funds to do so for a period of time. For more please see HERE.

If you are able to give Abby and Rosie the "furever" home they deserve, please fill out the adoption application at the Clifton Animal Shelter and someone will contact you to discuss and answer any questions that you may have, and set up a time to come in to meet them. The shelter does this to ensure that the environment is calm and conducive to having potential adopters get a good sense of the personality of the companion animal, and so they aren’t subjecting them to unnecessary stress. The shelter is located in the City Hall Complex at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton (shelter phone number: (973) 470-5936)).

You can also support the Clifton Animal Shelter by donating via their PayPal link or by donating supplies to them from their wishlists (Chewy or Amazon)

Please consider adding Abby and Rosie to your home! The Clifton Animal Shelter has many wonderful cats and kittens in need of homes, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to see their sweet faces.

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