The Clifton Times Pet of the Week: Meet Abbe!


Meet Abbe, a beautiful, fluffy 11 years young Norwegian Forest Cat, who is looking for her furever home through the Clifton Animal Shelter after her elderly human guardian was no longer able to care for her. Abbe is spayed, fully vetted, and up to date on vaccines. She is in excellent health and has many more years of snuggles to give!  Check out her Petfinder profile for more information HERE. If you want to see her purr and be affectionate, check out her adoption video HERE.

Abbe lived in a home her entire life with another cat friend, but unfortunately, her elderly owner was no longer able to care for the cats. A family member took the other cat, but couldn’t take both, so now sweet Abbe is at the shelter looking for a home. Abbe is a real love bug, who gets along well with other cats, and would make a perfect addition to any home. She has been well cared for and is in perfect health with a gorgeous medium-length coat. Don’t let her age stop you, she is an affectionate and healthy cat ready to give you lots of love and cuddles. Indoor cats that are well cared for, like Abbe, can live well into their twenties, and Creme Puff, the oldest living cat in the US, lived to be 38 years old. Cats that live outdoors, however, on average only live between 2 and 5 years, because of all the risks they face. See our article HERE for more.

Abbe is 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 Abbe the furever home she deserves, 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 to 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 Abbe 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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