It’s a great week for cats in Salem. We have plenty of adorable kitties waiting for new homes, and we just know this will be the week that some of these cuties find the happy ever after they’ve been searching for.
We have fluffy cats, smooth cats, shy cats, and bold cats to tell you about this week. Let’s get started.
Sensitive Cat Romeo
First up is 3-year-old Romeo. He’s a gorgeous little tuxedo cat with the most amazing orange eyes. You can’t really see the color here, as his pupils are big in the dark, but they’re really something special.
Romeo was living in an apartment with a family, and he was left behind in a move. He searched for shelter beneath a building, and he was so scared that the managers used a trap to catch him to bring him here. It’s a terrible story, we know. But Romeo doesn’t want you to think about his past. He wants you to help him find a better future.
Romeo is sensitive, and he often needs a little time to adjust to new people and new situations. But once he’s met you and understands you’re friendly, he is your new best friend. He loves to be petted and talked to, and he rolls over for belly rubs when he really trusts you.
Because we didn’t hear from his original family, we don’t know what this cat is used to. Does he love dogs? Other cats? We’re not sure. But we can tell you how to do a slow introduction for the best chance of success.
We hope you’ll come to see him.
Fluffy Cat Panther
Are shy cats not your style? Here’s a kitty on the other side of the personality spectrum. Panther is a female kitty, and she’s about 8 years old. She has plenty of opinions!
Panther’s family brought her to the shelter when she became displeased with the new family dog. The two critters fought one another (with no injuries, thankfully), and they just couldn’t find a way to get along. So Panther came here to find new people.
Panther has a long history of expressing opinions with claws and teeth, and she’s been a little sassy here. We love her and can pet her and cuddle her, but we can’t place her in open spaces for adoption. We’re worried she will be sassy with guests.
Since we can’t place her in a visitation room and show her to you, Panther has been placed in our “working cat” program. That means she can go home with you for no fee, and it means you should understand the kind of home she needs.
Panther has a history of living indoors/outdoors, and she might like that environment again. But she does consistently use the cat box, so if she must be indoors all the time, she can handle that. She may never be a cat that allows for full-body handling. She may never like to live with your dogs. And she may never be a lap cat. But she loves to sleep on the dryer or on a heating pad. She’s okay with respectful kids. And she is a mellow companion not known for keeping people awake at night with play.
But she could be a wonderful farm companion, or she could enjoy living with a family that respects her space and need for control.
We love this girl and want the best for her. Can you help?
Shy Cat Chandler
Is your cat lonely and in need of a best friend? Maybe Chandler can help. He’s just 7 years old, and he’s hoping for a confidence boost from a feline friend.
Chandler had a family, but they ran into difficult times and asked friends to keep him for a bit. Those difficulties didn’t resolve, and Chandler didn’t enjoy his temporary home. The family ran a daycare center, and the noise and chaos of small children was just too much for this sensitive sweetie to take. He came here in the hopes of finding a family to love him forever.
Chandler has an ear tip (see that notch on the right ear?), which means he was probably a feral cat at some point. He missed some key socialization as a kitten, and as a result, he can be a little fearful in new situations. You can see a little of that in this photo. He didn’t enjoy the camera.
But give this guy a chance, and he’ll warm right up. By the end of our short visit, he was purring, kneading, and drooling with delight. He really loves people. But he just needs his family to go slowly with him.
Chandler seems to thrive with other cats. He sleeps with them, grooms them, and looks to them for guidance. We’re hoping he goes into a home with bold friends that will accept him.
Shy cats like this guy don’t love the shelter, and we’d like to see him in a home soon. Can you help?
Fluffy Cat Rain
Last up is the beautiful Rain. She’s 11 years old. Can you believe it? She looks just wonderful for her advanced age.
Rain came to the shelter due to disliking the family dog. As much as the family tried to integrate them, it just didn’t work. So she came here to find a canine-free future to call her own.
Rain has been described as a very loving cat that likes to sit near the people she loves. She doesn’t enjoy being picked up or cuddled, but she likes to be close to her family. She is fine with older children, and will sit next to them just as easily as she will with adults. And she’s independent, so she doesn’t require a lot of her new family.
Rain has been the only cat in the home her whole life, so we’re not sure how she feels about other cats. We are recommending that she doesn’t go into a home with dogs.
She has a startled expression, but don’t let it fool you. She is a wonderfully loving cat that needs no time at all to warm up. Can she come to live with you?
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. As part of sponsorship benefits, we’ll share the cat on Facebook too!