The shelter is still full of adoptable, adorable cats that are waiting to meet you. This week, I have five cats to tell you about, including one that is a little camera shy. If you’ve been looking for a new family member, we might have just the cat you’ve been looking for.
Pretty Tabby Cat Witchita
First up is this 3-year-old tabby beauty named Witchita. She just couldn’t wait to meet our photographer this week, and we’re all in love with her whiskers.
Witchita is a life-of-the-party cat. She comes right up for attention, and she loves to hold long conversations with her visitors. She’s the kind of cat that will follow you from place to place and help you with your tasks. She won’t be content to be left out of the action. She’ll want to be right in the thick of things.
She came to us as a stray cat, so we’re not sure of her history. We know she’s lived with other cats, and we know she’s had at least one litter of kittens during her lifetime, but that’s all we really know for sure. She’s been living in a suite with other cats, and she seems to enjoy them. She might do fine with your felines, with the proper introductions. We’re not sure how she feels about dogs.
Senior Cat Buddha
I’ve mentioned that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Buddha here is one of the oldest kitties we have in the shelter now. He’s 13! But he certainly doesn’t look his age.
Buddha lived with the same family his whole life, but a difficult economic issue split them apart. Buddha certainly misses his family, but he works hard to get new people to fall in love with him. He responds enthusiastically to all affection, including brushing, and he has a very loud and lovely purr. Buddha also loves to eat, so he’s easy to win over with yummy food and treats.
While you can’t see it in this photo, Buddha has something special about him. He’s a manx kitty! We don’t get many of them in the shelter, and we always get excited to see them. Buddha has the characteristic bunny-hop walk of the breed, and it’s awfully adorable.
It’s hard for seniors to wait for the perfect home. We’re hoping a family out there will take a chance on this pretty boy soon.
Special Cat Maya
Next up is long-term resident Maya. She is 6 years old, and she’s been waiting for a home since September. Maya is gorgeous, but she also dislikes cameras. Our biography photographer snapped this sweet photo of her, and then Maya asked we keep cameras away from her for now. We’re respecting her wishes.
Maya is what we call a tortie cat, and she does have a bit of tortie attitude. If you’re a fan of opinionated cats, you should rush right down and meet this adorable girl. She is loving and affectionate, and she’s known for rolling over for pets. But she has some spice, and she thinks it can be a little fun to whap at hands.
Maya has lived with other cats before. In fact, she developed a very strong bond with a cat earlier in her life, and she loved to follow her BFF from place to place. She might need a slow introduction to new pets, just so she can fall in love on her own terms. But this history suggests that she might like to share her life with another cat.
Maya has lived with children, but she found their noises a little worrisome. Older kids might be best for her. She has no dog experience that we know of. She has been declawed on her front paws, so she will need to live indoors for the rest of her life.
Orange Tabby Girl Ruby Jo
Looking for a fluffy, orange cat? You must come meet the beautiful Ruby Jo. She’s 3 years old, and she’s a stunner.
We’ve seen plenty of orange tabby females in the shelter this season, but Ruby Jo might be the first longhaired version I’ve seen. She’s likely to move out of the shelter really quickly, so if you’re interested, come see her!
Ruby was found as a community cat, and that means we don’t know a lot about her. She was timid when she arrived in the shelter, and she remains a little bit shy. Her life on the streets probably wasn’t easy, and she’ll need a little time to process that experience. But she responds nicely to loving hands and kind words.
Ruby is living in a suite with other cats, and she’s doing well there. We’re not sure if she’s lived with dogs or children before.
Brown Tabby Cat Neveah
The last cat I’ll tell you about this week is Neveah. She is 1 year old, and she’s a little cat at 6 pounds.
This sweet kitty has been described as a little shy. She tends to huddle up with her sister, and they can seem as though they don’t want affection. The opposite is true. These girls are desperate for love, but the shelter is a little intimidating for them. We’re hoping a family will look past the shyness and give these kitties a second chance at love.
Neveah comes from a difficult situation, and she was abandoned by her family. We don’t know what she was used to when she lived with them. Has she lived with dogs? Does she like kids? We’re not sure. Neveah doesn’t want your pity. She wants a home. We’re hoping she can find that this week.
That’s it for this week! If you see a cat you’re in love with, be sure to come down and say hello very soon. Cats get adopted quicker than you thought possible. And if adoption isn’t right for you, consider joining our Golden Hearts Club program! Your monthly donation will make happy endings possible. Find out more about it here.