It’s been a busy week for cats at the shelter. We have several new arrivals that just can’t wait to meet you, and a few of our special cats have moved out of medical treatment, so you can fall in love with them as we have.
This week, we’ve chosen five special cats to highlight for you. But remember: We have many more! If you don’t see a cat you love in this list, we may have another at the shelter longing to meet you.
Let’s get started.
Black Kitten Comet
First up is a black, 8-month-old female kitten named Comet. She’s about 7 pounds, and she’s just the sweetest little thing ever.
Comet came to the shelter about two weeks ago when her family could no longer care for her. Since she is so young and healthy, we assumed she’d get adopted quickly. But time has passed, and no one has stepped up for her. So we decided to give her a little promotional boost.
It’s easy to overlook black cats, especially when they are calm and gentle like Comet. She rarely solicits attention from her visitors. She waits for them to visit her. But reach out to pet her, and you’ll see what a friendly cat she really is. She has a very loud purr, she kneads her little paws, and she rolls over for belly rubs.
Comet has wonderful cat manners, and she enjoys the company of feline friends. We’re not sure how she feels about dogs, but we can talk with you about slow introductions, if she is joining a dog-friendly family.
Beautiful Cat Kit Kat
Next up is another young feline friend. Her name is Kit Kat, and she’s a year old. Technically, she’s a brown tabby. But her coat includes swirls of orange. She seems to know she’s beautiful, as Kit Kat poses for the camera like a supermodel.
Kit Kat was living as a stray with her brother DJ. She found a wonderful family that fed her, got her medical care, and helped her heal up from life on the streets. They brought her to us when they felt she was ready to join a new family.
It’s clear that Kit Kat has had good experiences with people. She is both clever and curious, and she comes right up to investigate what you’re doing. She loves to be petted and cuddled, and she doesn’t mind being picked up and carried from place to place.
We’ve had a wonderful time with this kitty, and she’s been very obliging as we posed her for photographs for some shelter initiatives. (You may have seen her on our Instagram channel, for example.) We will really miss her when she finds a home, but we hope that happens soon.
Kit Kat both likes and gets along with other cats. She should join another cat family with ease. We’re not sure if she’s lived with dogs before, but she might not mind a friendly canine to love.
Friendly Cat Cherokee
There’s a lot to love about this 2-year-old cat named Cherokee. We don’t think she’ll stay in the shelter for long, so if you’re interested, come soon!
This very friendly kitty absolutely loves people. She loves to be held and carried, and she greets visitors with head butts, purrs, and kneading. She is playful, like a young kitty. (She found my pen and lens cap very intriguing today.) But she can also entertain herself when people are too busy to play with her.
Cherokee was a stray kitty, and she found a family that loved her. Unfortunately, that family had cats that just wouldn’t accept a new housemate, and Cherokee was attacked several times. That doesn’t stop this cat from accepting other felines in her suite. She has wonderful manners with cats, and she should join a new family quite easily. We don’t know if she has experience of life with dogs.
Special Cat Renee
The next cat I’ll tell you about is a staff and volunteer favorite. We’re all so excited that she’s ready to find a family, and we hope it happens soon. Meet Renee. She’s 4 years old. Her squirrel-like coat, green eyes, and polydactyl toes make her one good-looking kitty.
Renee came to us from a home filled with many feline and canine friends. Renee did well with all of them. She spent most of her day outside, playing with her animal friends and chasing down mice. But her family had a change of circumstances, and this kitty now needs a home.
She had a little trouble adjusting to shelter life. (You’d feel the same if you moved into a kennel after living outside!) She is much more trusting and open than she was when she arrived, but one quirk remains. Renee would like her litterbox to be filled, in part, with dirt (yep, plain dirt). With this mixture, she understands just where to make her deposits.
We know her request is a little unusual, but we hope you can make it work for Renee. She’s worth it!
Hospice Cat Pudge
Do you have room in your heart and your home for a very special kitty in need? Meet Pudge. She’s an 8-year-old tabby cat that needs a soft place to land.
Pudge was found in rough shape in the community, and we’ve spent the last two months nursing her back to health. A deep infection prompted the removal of her eye, and we also removed a tumor from her neck. After testing, our doctors determined that this tumor is malignant, and it means sweet Pudge is a hospice adoption.
She’s hoping for a family that can love her for the time she has left. She has so much to offer. Pudge considers herself a lap cat, and she loves to purr her evenings away with the people she loves. She likes to sleep curled up with her family at night too. Pudge got along nicely with the cats in her foster home, but we’re not sure how she feels about dogs.
We’d like to see this kitty head home soon. Can you help?
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.