Elderly cat siblings Barbara and Bernard need a home to spend their final years

Now both 19-years-old, cats Barbara and Bernard have lived together since they were born.

The pair have an inseparable bond, and are looking for somewhere friendly and comfortable to spend their twilight years.

The siblings are being cared for at the RSPCA’s Worcester and Mid Worcestershire branch after their previous owner’s living circumstances sadly changed, meaning they could no longer keep them.

Despite being in good shape despite their age, at around 92 years old in human years, the change of scenery has left Barbara and Bernard a little shook up and have been spending their time in the cattery snuggling with each other for comfort.

That’s why the RSPCA has put out a special appeal to get the pair into their forever home.

With no health concerns, the charity hopes the siblings can be taken into an adult-only home, or by a family with older secondary school-age children.

Even though they were the only pets in their previous household, they may be able to live with another older cat or dog, and this is something that potential adopters can discuss with the RSPCA, the charity said. 

Claire Wood, from the Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch, said: ‘Barbara and Bernard are very gentle cats and despite their incredible age, they are in remarkably good health. 

‘They were much-loved pets and had been with their previous owner since they were kittens, so to suddenly find themselves in a cattery at this stage in their life has come as a huge shock to them.

‘Barbara is the slightly more confident of the two and does enjoy a fuss but we feel that once they are back in a home environment they will soon overcome their shyness.’

Older cats are much less likely to get adopted than their younger counterparts, but after living with the same owner for nearly two decades, the senior cats need to spend their final years feeling loved and cared for.

Wood added: ‘We always promise to find every cat that comes into our care a new home, however long it takes, but sadly the older ones often have to wait a lot longer than their younger counterparts as many people will often opt for kittens and younger cats.

‘We urgently need to find these wonderful golden oldies a lovely new retirement home where they can enjoy their twilight years together in comfort.’

If you are interested in offering Barbara and Bernard a new home please contact 01905 821272 or complete a perfect match form on the branch’s website.

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