Bachelorette of the Week: Patches!

Update: It sounds like Patches will be permanently cared for by her foster family! But she still needs some sponsors to help. Read on!

Dear world,

Earlier this week, I brought you a film about Senior pets.  Today, I bring you a senior named Patches.


This dear girl spent 19 (that’s right) years in a home that was suddenly no longer able to keep her. Although I don’t have the reasons behind it, my heart can only rest believing that it was because her human could no longer care for herself or some other equally justifiable reason for letting this dear girl go at such a golden age.

Patches has a touch of arthritis and is on thyroid medications. She’s also got the occasional upset tummy, but she’s also old enough to vote, so that counts for something. Currently, Patches is being cared for by a generous, loving foster family with the support of Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, New Jersey, and it sounds like she may be able to stay. Patches is very optimistic.

If you think you could give a bit of extra money and you’d like to help support her financially, you may do so here. She could use a little help with her medical bills. She’s on a fixed income at this point and Caticare isn’t really covering it.

Let’s all send purrs of comfort to Patches. Even though her little body is still doing well, we’re sure her heart could use a little healing.

"Is that my new home coming to get me?" - Patches.
“Is that my new home coming to get me?” – Patches.
Patches sure loves boxes.
Patches sure loves boxes.




  • We are so glad Patches will be staying with her foster family!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday…

    Noodle and crew

  • Patches! I thought I would find you in the comment box as you love boxes so much! I love your beautiful eyes and LOVE that you have found a forever home! I am sending you a big Pixie smooch!


  • I can not afford to sponsor Patches but I was moved to make a donation. I mentioned her and you in the comment box but made the donation in memory of my sister’s beautiful fluffy miss who recently crossed the bridge.

    • That was very kind of you. Thank you so much for doing that. We know that Tabby’s Place and Patches really appreciate it. – Alana and Crepes.

  • patches…..we iz troo lee sorree….we hope with all de hope we haz, that ya due find that…. for everz for ever…..♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Is she for adoption?what is the adoption process?i am a retired vet tech 28 in yucca valley ca

    • I have just been supplied with the news that she will be living with her foster family for good. Updates have been made above. Hurray! Thank you for commenting and for asking.

      • YES!!! <3 Live long (happy, healthy, and safe) and PAWS-PURR, PATCHES BEAUTY! From a CAT-Loving family: our cats range from 11-21 years young <3

    • Hi, former sort-of neighbor! Happy news that Patches is apparently home forever as a “foster failure” 😉 and just wanted to jump in and encourage you, if you have the room in your home and heart, to look at local senior cats needing adoption! 😉

  • Poor Patches, it breaks my heart to read this. I pray she can get a forever home. I wonder where the shelter gets her meds, I have 3 on thyroid meds and get them at 1/3 the cost of the vet at Walmart.

  • She’s a sweetheart – you can see it in those beautiful green eyes. She SO deserves a forever where she can spend her last years knowing the same kind of love she had for 19 years. WOW……POTP Patches!

    Love, Sam

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