Featured Felines: 4 Holiday Cats

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We had an amazing turnout for our Black Furday adoption special last week. Many adorable cats found forever homes. And yet, we still have other sweet cats looking for you. I have four adults this week you might love to meet.

Tuxedo Beauty Brutus

The sweet cat at the top of this blog post is Brutus. He’s about 3 years old, and (spoiler alert) he’s one of my favorite cats in the shelter right now. I have a feeling he’ll be adopted fast, so if you’re interested, come see him!

Brutus was very well-loved by his family, but a move into a place that wouldn’t allow pets separated them. He had a few days of worry as he adjusted to shelter life, but now that he understands the rhythms of the place, he’s doing very well.

Brutus responds beautifully to sweet talk. Head in to visit him and start chattering, and you’ll see him run up for pets and snuggles. He weaves around legs, so he is a bit of a tripping hazard. But if you’re steady on your feet, it’s pretty adorable.

Brutus is not a lap cat, his former family says, but he does love to sleep with his people at night. He loves a good game with a laser toy or wand, and he likes to head outside from time to time to play. If you have a catio, he’d love it.

Brutus has lived with kids as young as 2, and he loves them. He also gets along nicely with other cats. He is afraid of dogs, however.

Calico Beauty Chloe

Next up is 2-year-old Chloe. She’s been waiting for a home since October, and that’s a little hard to believe. She is so wonderfully sweet, and she hopes a family will pick her this week.

Chloe was found as a stray cat, and that means we’re not really sure what she’s accustomed to in a forever family. But it seems likely she had good experience with people at some point in her life. She comes up right away for cuddles and pets, and she bows her head politely so you can pat the top of her forehead. It’s wonderful.

Chloe’s finders report that she didn’t seem to get along with cats in the neighborhood. It could be that she doesn’t like other cats at all, or it could be that she was worried about her next meal and fought for that reason. We’re not sure. If you do have other cats, a slow introduction will be important.

It’s hard for cats to wait so long for their families to find them. We hope Chloe won’t have to wait much longer.

Silly Cat Effie

Next up is 4-year-old bicolored cat Effie. She is a relative newcomer to the shelter, as she arrived November 22. But she’s already managed to win over the hearts of our staffers. They simply love her!

Effie is a very sweet and cuddly cat, and she’s often at the front of her kennel, hoping people will stop and pet her. But she also has a very playful and silly side. She loves to bat at fingers and hands, and almost anything seems like a toy to her (including camera lens caps).

Cats of Effie’s age can sometimes lose their appetite for play. Effie isn’t one of those cats. If you love a good game of toss and leap, Effie really wants to meet you.

Since she came to us as a stray, we’re not sure of Effie’s preferences. Does she love dogs? Other cats? We’re not sure. A slow introduction to new things will be best for this girl.

Survivor Cat James Bond

The last kitty I’ll tell you about is pretty special. His name is James Bond, and he’s just 6 months old. He’s very thankful to celebrate that milestone, as he came very close to losing his life.

James was found hiding in the bushes, and he was terribly sick. He was rushed to the shelter, and he started treatment for a very significant and advanced cold. Fluids, antibiotics, warming discs, syringe feeding, and more were all required to save his life. We were all so thankful that he pulled through, and he’s healthy and ready to go home now.

James is a little shy, but our volunteers report that he adores to be held. Pop him in your lap, and he’ll stay there for hours, just purring and purring away.

He is most comfortable when in the company of other cats, so he needs to go home with either another cat in the shelter now (he’s housed with a kitty now that he loves), or a gentle cat that you already have. He looks to feline friends for comfort and care.

Can you give this survivor the home he needs?

Final Thoughts

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.