We have several sweet cats to tell you about this week from Willamette Humane Society in Salem. Some of these adoptable cats are young, and others are seniors hoping for a fresh start. We’re hoping you’ll fall in love as you read along!
Let’s get started.
Beautiful Mom Cat Juno
Kitten season started early this year, and Juno was one of our first mom cats. She successfully raised her crew of babies, and now that they’ve all been adopted, it’s her turn to shine.
Juno is a pretty long-haired brown tabby, and she’s about 2 years old. She’s only 8 pounds, so she’s not quite a Maine Coon, but she has the look of that breed to her. Juno also has something special to share with her family: She’s polydactl! She has several extra toes on both of her front feet. You can almost see that special detail in this photo, but you should come see her to get the full experience.
Juno was a stray cat before she became a mom, and she needed a little adjusting in her foster home. But once she got settled, she picked up the housecat ropes in no time. She uses the litter box, enjoys window time, and follows the people she loves from room to room. She helped her foster mom with computer work, so you stay-at-home types might really enjoy her.
Since she was a stray, we don’t know if she likes dogs. We’re also not sure of her experience with kids. We tried her in a suite with other cats, and she did fine with them. We know she’s ready to make a family very happy. We hope you’ll come see her.
Young Cat Gigi
Next up is another sweet cat that’s young, gorgeous, and ready to meet you. Her name is Gigi, she’s about a year old, and she gets the supermodel award of the week. Her eyes are amazing!
Gigi was living in a home with many other kitties, and in that home, she was helping a roommate nurse kittens. Gigi didn’t have kittens of her own, so far as we know, but she decided to pitch in to help another mom in need. We love her huge heart.
Since Gigi was nursing kittens, we couldn’t perform a standard spay surgery. Her swollen mammary glands were in the way. So she had a spay surgery through her flank. When you come to see her, you’ll notice that her back and sides are shaved. She’s not sick and she didn’t have a tumor, so don’t worry. That’s from her spay surgery.
Gigi is wonderfully calm in the shelter, and she can entertain herself for hours with her toys. But she also adores humans and likes their company. She really loves to be both petted and talked to.
Gigi can go into a home with other cats, but we’re not sure how she feels about dogs or kids.
Sweet Cat Camilla
Some cats are born models. Others, like Camilla here, have what we call derp-tastic qualities. She makes the silliest faces in front of the camera!
This one is a personal favorite.
Camilla is about 10 years old, and she’s won the hearts of staff and volunteers for her silly, sweet ways. She absolutely adores people, and she’d do anything to get you to talk with her, pet her, and give her attention. She allows full-body pets and scratches, and she has an amazingly loud purr.
Camilla recently had her teeth cleaned, and she does tend to stick her tongue out quite a bit of the time. We’re not quite sure why, as her teeth are in relatively good shape, but it’s adorable.
Camilla had a hard life before she came here, and she does have an issue that tends to make adopters uncomfortable. She lived in a house with a cat that had FeLV. This is a dangerous disease, and while Camilla shows no signs of it and is passing her blood tests with flying colors, we’re being careful and we’re asking families to wear gloves and visit her last.
Camilla will need a few more blood tests to ensure she doesn’t have FeLV. And since she has been exposed, we’re recommending that she is your only cat. Since she is an adult, she may have immunity to the disease and will never get it. But we want to be cautious, careful, and transparent. Her family will need to understand this issue.
I hope this won’t keep her family from finding her, as Camilla really does have a lot to offer. She just needs a hero family to step forward. Could that be you?
Black Cat Coco
Finally, meet the beautiful Coco. She is about 5 years old, and she is a lovely all-black, longhaired kitty searching for the perfect home.
Coco seems very calm and quiet in her kennel, and that’s not a great idea for her. Black cats can blend right into their kennels, and unless they come forward, they’re hard for families to see. But if you open her door, Coco comes right up for attention. She really loves to be both petted and brushed. Good thing too, as her coat will need proper care to stay as luxurious as it is now!
Coco was found wandering the streets of Salem, so we don’t know a lot about her history. We can’t tell you if she’s met kids or cats or dogs before, for example. But we can help you understand how to introduce her to your family, so she can make the right associations. We hope you’ll come see her.
That’s it for this week! If you see a kitty on here you love, come down to visit. They go faster than you might think is possible! And if you don’t find someone you love, remember: This is just a sample of the cats we’re trying to find homes for. There’s bound to be love within our walls.
If names are underlined, the kitty is still up for adoption. Click that link to find out more about age, price, etc. And if you feel compelled, click the “sponsor” button to help support this kitty’s stay. Thank you!