Five sweet senior cats are in urgent need of adoptive homes — Mercedes, Mittens, Toby, Snickers and Gizzy had lived with their human mom since they were kittens, but she was recently forced to give them up on her doctor’s advice due to severe health problems. These are all friendly cats who can’t understand why they have been taken from their family and are waiting in cages at a local shelter until they find new homes.
Toby is a big bear of a cat who is curious and playful, explains the Lambertville group in its press release. He is an 11-year-old light grey tabby who loves toys, balloons, and plastic bags, and likes nothing more than to hang out in a cardboard box. He is a lap cat who would like to cuddle on cold evenings and fall asleep in your lap. He gets along well with other cats.
Gizzy is a charmer – he loves to lie on your shoulder and put his nose on your face to give kisses. Gizzy is 14 years young and still playful. He is an orange tabby and the patriarch of the family (now fortunately neutered!) who is the father to three of the younger cats. He gets along well with other cats.
Mittens is a sweetheart who loves to be held and to have her neck rubbed. She is a brown tabby who is 13 years old and is on an inexpensive daily medication for hyperthyroid. Mittens loves her toys and treats, and gets along well with other cats.
Mercedes is a beautiful calico who also would love to curl up on your lap. She likes nothing better than to be tucked under the blankets for a nap. Mercedes also enjoys being held and loves her toys and treats. She is 11 years old and gets along well with other cats.
Snickers is a cat who likes to be in charge. She is an 11-year-old brown tabby cat who loves treats and loves to play. She is sweet and friendly with people, and would prefer to be an only pet since she can be bossy with other cats and has not been around dogs. Sadly Snickers is beyond devastated at losing her home – she is very sensitive and very upset and is not handling life at the shelter well at all – she is so upset that she refuses to come out of a tiny cat carrier and the shelter staff have not seen her – some sensitive cats like Snickers do very badly in a shelter setting and are desperate for a home environment and someone to give them love and safety.
Each cat will be fully vetted before adoption, says the animal welfare organization.
Lambertville Animal Welfare (LAW) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation supporting a group of Volunteer residents dedicated to saving the lives of animals impounded as strays in Lambertville and surrounding municipalities in Hunterdon County, NJ. Their goal, via Community Collaboration, is to create a No-Kill system within Animal Control, reunite owners with lost pets, find new/foster homes for unwanted adoptable cats including special needs and senior cats, oversee TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) for community cat colonies, and promote low-cost spay/neuter and microchipping of all resident cats and dogs.
Visit the LAW website at for more information. You can contact LAW via email at Info@LambertvilleAnimalWelfare.org, or call (609) 397-0461.