The story below
(I hope it's readable enough) is about an elderly woman who was not allowed to adopt kittens from a private pet adoption agency, due to her age.
I have to agree with the agency's policy of not allowing seniors over age 70 to adopt young cats. As a matter of fact, I think 70 is even perhaps a bit on the high side. This agency is a cat-only rescue group, but I would extend this to dogs, if they had them, too.
My wife volunteered for some time for this same agency working out of our local Petsmart. She said that so many older cats never get adopted, because many only wanted very young kittens, or slightly older ones. This is a shame, because older cats could make wonderful pets, too.
It's all well and fine that the lady in the story says that her daughter will make arrangements for her pets in the event of her death. What she fails to realize is that they will be that much older (her last cats were 21 & 18), and very likely not as adoptable as a young kitten. Sometimes, too, a cat will stop eating, due to pining for the loss of its owner.
Again, when this woman complains, "That's not right. That is prejudice", in response to be turned down to adopt a kitten, she really is not thinking of the animal's best welfare, but rather of her own needs. What would have been so wrong in adopting a 5 year old cat?
How do you feel about this issue? Is the agency's policy right or wrong?