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While older pets still have plenty of love to give, they are often overlooked at shelters in favor of puppies or kittens.

Recently, Jan S. from Cortland, New York*, told us about her decision to adopt a senior cat.

“My neighbor who works at a local animal shelter told me about a cat named Norma who really needed a home. She’s an older kitty and had been at the shelter for 8 months.

I was definitely reluctant at first. Not only do I suffer from allergies, but my Siamese cat had just passed away and I was still grieving. But I eventually gave in, and it turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

Norma is my buddy, my constant companion and the love of my life. Having ASPCA Pet Health Insurance has been such a comfort because, I will do anything to keep her happy and healthy!”

Remember, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance offers coverage for older pets! For initial enrollment in Levels 2, 3 and 4, we accept dogs age 12 and under and cats age 14 and under. That only applies to initial enrollment—we’ll never cancel your pet’s coverage because of age. All pets at least 8 weeks old are eligible for Level 1 accident-only coverage.

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As we’re dedicated to making a difference for pets, we want to keep you informed about pet health topics and your ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Our blog will provide you with fresh, interesting and informative topics—from pet health tips and customer stories, to the latest industry news and a Pet Parent Q&A column. Most of all, we encourage you to share comments and join the discussion!

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Julia H.

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Lucy, an 8-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

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While we’ll strive to present all viewpoints on this blog, comments will be reviewed before posting. Offensive or inappropriate language, off-topic remarks and comments containing personal policy information will not be featured.

Also, conditions discussed in this blog aren’t necessarily covered by every ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. For full coverage terms, conditions and exclusions, please refer to your plan.

As always, if you have a question about your plan, call us at 1-866-204-6764.

*Note: While these testimonials may include examples of recent claims payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.