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Berkeley, California (Friday, December 22, 2017) - Brighten the New Year for you and your family with one of the sweet feline seniors at Berkeley Animal Care Services, our city shelter.    

Throughout the summer, adorable and irresistible kittens were the first Paris the cat
choice among adopters at the City's shelter. Now we have a deserving
group of amiable oldsters that are well socialized, easy to care for, and will be grateful to spend the holidays snuggling up in a cozy new home.

The fact that they're mellower and less rambunctious make them perfect for the right home. Meet our current seniors: Paris, Siddhi,
Margie and Friskie.  

Paris came to Berkeley Animal Care Siddhi the catServices as one of the many
animals we took in from North Bay shelters impacted by October's fires. At 11 years old, he's a chatty and rotund gentleman with lots of zest for naps, pets, and people-watching. 

Siddhi is the distinguished gentleman of BACS cats. The elegant 14-year-old is quietly insistent about lap time, loves to have his long coat brushed, and is ready to spend this winter in a warm home with his new family. Margie the cat

12-year-old Margie is a true beauty and socialite even in her golden
years. She's a friendly gal with a funny meow that sounds like a quacking duck, and she wants to chat with you about your day! 

Sweet Friskie is BACS' longest-available cat, and we would love to see him go to a loving home this holiday season. Friskie is only 8 years old but needs a feline 2017-12-22 CMO BACS adopt senior catshospice home - a "fospice" - as he has melanoma in both eyes. He is an easy-going, low-maintenance guy just looking for a soft, warm spot to relax and be comfortable.  

Berkeley Animal Care Services, located at 1 Bolivar Drive, is open 7 days a week and animals are available for adoption every day. 

Berkeley Animal Care Services is the only shelter in Berkeley that opens its doors to any dog or cat in Berkeley that needs a new home. We also take on injured wildlife, which we transfer to wildlife rescues. We provide comprehensive veterinary care, socialization and training to ensure that our dogs, cats and other animals are ready for their new homes. Our hundreds of volunteers make sure they are well loved during the preparation process.


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