Friday, April 20, 2007

Kitty Retirement Home Pampers Its Pussies

FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sufferin’ succotash! Old cats now have a retirement home of their own.

It’s called The Last Post kitty retreat and it’s been housing feeble felines in Fall Village, Connecticut, for more than 17 years.

Most of the more than 300 cats are at the “retirement village” because their owners have either died, abandoned them or can no longer take care of them.

Ranch owner Jeanne Toomey says they are happy to have them at the ranch, but points out that life at the retreat is more like a “Club Meow” than a retirement home.

The pampered pussies live in a climate-controlled environment with floor-level windows and plenty of sofas and armchairs for scratching and snoozing.

Even the cats’ cuisine is four-star: the pets get two gourmet meals a day and there is a vet on-call 24 hours.

The Last Post charges a one-time fee of $5,000 to take care of the cat for the rest of its life, and Toomey says they have also started an adoption program which matches up cats with “good people.”

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