Spring is here, and all of the cats in the shelter are looking for sunny sleeping spots. Maybe you have a windowsill they could call home? I have three kitties to tell you about this week, including two special sweeties that have been looking for the perfect fit for awhile now.
Let’s get started.
Playful Kitty Doc
First up is 3-year-old bicolor kitty Doc. He looks a little annoyed with me in this photo, as he’d like me to put the camera DOWN and play with him instead. You can tell a lot about this guy from this one photo.
Like many young cats, Doc lives to play. He’s one of the most active kitties in the shelter right now. Each time I walk by him he’s trying to open his kennel door, batting toys around, or racing from one side to another to get your attention. This kitty is hilarious! He’ll do almost anything to make you stop and play with him.
In his last home, Doc was described as a mellow lap cat that loves to talk. He was fond of playing with toys, and he took playtime seriously. But it sounds like he is a little calmer at home than he is at the shelter.
Doc has lived with other cats, and he has lived with dogs. But it sounds like he can be picky about his friends, and it also sounds like he sometimes picks on his roommates for fun. If you have dogs and cats that will accept the occasional pounce, this might work out fine. But if not, he might not be right for you. Doc also has lived with kids, but he has the same tendencies with little people that he has with other pets.
It’s hard for active cats to be in the shelter, and we’d love to see this guy go home. Can you help?
Hospice Kitty Dolores
Next up is a sweet, older girl that has fallen on hard times. She’s looking for a kind and understanding family that can comfort her during her golden years. Her name is Dolores, and she’s at least 10 years old.
Dolores was found as a frail kitty in the community, and she’s been resting and recuperating with us for several weeks. We’ve discovered that she has a heart murmur and kidney disease. Neither condition is uncommon in older cats, but both could shorten her life. Dolores is a hospice adoption for that reason. She could keep going for months or even longer, but she will need a little TLC during this point in her life.
Despite her illnesses, Dolores is a wonderfully active and loving little kitty. She eagerly flirts with everyone she meets, and she really wants people to sit down so she can crawl on them. Dolores can be a little sassy when parts of her body are touched, and she’ll give a little whap of warning when she is worried. But her anger doesn’t persist. A moment after she bats, she’s done with all that.
Since Dolores is a little frail, she’s worried about living with other animals. She might like to be your only pet, or she might like to have one room of her own in your house. Can you give that to her?
Special Cat Stormy
I’ve told you about this sweet kitty before, but I’m sharing her again because she really needs to find her people. Her name is Stormy, and she’s 14 years old. She’s been with us since January.
Stormy has a few vision difficulties, as you might notice in this photo. Her pupils don’t respond well to outside stimulus, so she really can’t see very well in some situations. We asked a foster family to take her home to assess her progress, and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about this girl.
They report that Stormy walks the perimeter of her home from time to time, looking for things that are new. She maps by keeping one part of her body on the wall or on furniture, and she makes smaller and smaller circles until she’s tracked the whole room. Once she’s done this sweep and knows where things are, she rarely runs into anything.
Her foster family also says Stormy loves to sit near her people, and she has quite a loud purr when she feels contented. They say any family would be very lucky to live with such a sweet cat.
Stormy gets along nicely with cats that don’t torment her, but she doesn’t appreciate dogs. She is also afraid of very small people, so we’re recommending a home with no kids for her.
Can you make her long wait come to an end soon?
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.
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