After a two-week hiatus, the cat blog is back! We have plenty of cats that are hoping to find new homes this week, including a few senior cats.
Let’s get started.
Sweet Cat Archie
First up is this buff tabby boy named Archie. He’s just a year old, so he has a lot of life to spend with the right family. And he has the sweetest expression.
This is Archie’s second time in the shelter. He first came to us in January. He was living as a stray cat, and community dogs were consistently chasing him and tormenting him. Kind people wanted a better life for this guy, so they brought him to us for care.
Archie was adopted, but that family had a dog. Given what this sweet kitty had been through, it’s understandable that he would find the family dog a little intimidating. The family tried and tried to help Archie feel safe, but he just couldn’t get over his fears of that dog. They tearfully brought him back for a chance to find the right home.
Archie can be a little shy and worried, but give him a chance to know you, and he blossoms into a lovely and kind kitty. He is living in a suite with other cats, and he seems to enjoy their company. Our volunteers say he’d be the right fit for a quiet family with other cats. He deserves the best, after all he’s been through. Can you make it happen for him?
Long-Term Resident Clarissa
Next up is Clarissa. She came to the shelter in June, and she’s been resting in a foster home for quite some time. Now, she’s ready to find her forever family. She’s about 7 years old, and she will be a beauty with a family that’s devoted to brushing and grooming. We’ll admit that she’s a little rough around the edges right now. She hopes you won’t hold it against her.
Sweet Clarissa was found in terrible shape in June. Her poor body was covered in fleas and matts, she was limping, and she was incredibly dehydrated. The WHS medical team sprang into action to help her, and despite her obvious weakness and injuries, Clarissa was nothing but loving. She couldn’t even stand up independently, and yet she tried to nuzzle the hands of her caregivers.
With medical care and the love of a foster family, Clarissa has healed up. Her foster family reports that she is calm, loving, and sweet. She wants nothing more than to sit next to the people she loves. She gets along very nicely with other cats, and she can join a multi-cat family without a problem.
Can you give her a happy ever after?
Senior Cat Pearl
Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? I thought we’d kick things off by sharing one of the most beautiful seniors we have in the shelter right now. Her name is Pearl, and she’s 10 years old.
Pearl came to the shelter from a multi-cat household, and she wasn’t happy about that situation. She enjoyed living with the dog in the home, but the other cats seemed to upset her. The family couldn’t find a way to keep her happy, so they brought her to us.
Cats are individuals with likes and dislikes just like people. It could be that Pearl doesn’t like all cats, or it could be that she just had a disagreement with one particular cat. (You probably don’t like every person you meet, right?) If Pearl heads into a home with other cats, slow introductions will be mandatory. And she might appreciate a room of her own if she gets worried.
Pearl is a remarkably friendly cat, and she comes right up to the front of her kennel for attention. She has a particular fondness for blankets, and she naps beneath the covers when she’s not visiting with her fans. She has lived with children before, and she seems to like their company.
Can you kick off this special month by adopting Pearl?
Volunteer Favorite Cat Pierre
The last kitty I’ll tell you about is Pierre. He’s a handsome, 3-year-old fluff ball with the prettiest green eyes. And he knows how to work it for the camera.
Volunteers describe Pierre as a “flop kitty.” He goes loose in your arms as soon as you pick him up, and he rolls on his back for belly rubs with any kind of attention. He responds nicely to everyone he meets, and he seems to enjoy everyone he meets. He’s an agreeable, all-around-wonderful little kitty. He has lived with dogs before, and he likes kids. We’re not sure how he feels about cats.
Pierre does have a special request. In his last home, he didn’t use his box consistently, and that was a frustrating and ongoing problem. It wasn’t Pierre’s fault, however. This kitty develops crystals in his urine, and that makes peeing very painful. Cats with this issue often go outside the box to ensure their families take notice and help.
With the right food, Pierre’s problems have cleared up in the shelter, and he’s using the box just right here. But he will need to eat that food consistently for the rest of his life, and he’ll need to go to the vet regularly for checkups. He wants you to know he’s worth the effort. We agree.
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.