It’s a great week to be a cat lover in Salem. Why? Because we have so many adorable, adoptable cats waiting for forever homes right now. If you’ve been looking for a new feline friend to join your family, this week would be a great one to stop by.
I’ve gathered up photos of just a few of the cats waiting for forever homes right now. Let’s get started.
Pretty Kitty Hazel
First up is one of the most gorgeous cats I’ve seen in the shelter for quite some time. Her name is Hazel, she’s about a year old, and she’s a bengal mix. Her coat coloring is really amazing.
Bengal cats tend to be very vocal, and Hazel is no exception. She has quite the vocabulary of purrs, rumbles, and grumbles. She can chirp and cheep too, but she tends to use the lower register of her voice most frequently. It’s really adorable.
Hazel has been described as calm in the home, but she does enjoy a good play session. I haven’t seen her play very much in the shelter, as she spends most of the day standing at the door like this, hoping someone will take her home. That leaves little time left over for play.
Hazel clearly wants to meet her forever family, but she is a little worried and shy in the shelter. Her family said she could be nervous with strangers, and that seems to be holding her back in the shelter. We’re hoping the right family will overlook that issue and take a chance on this gorgeous, young girl, even if she doesn’t feel like flirting right away.
Hazel has lived with cats before and done well, but she doesn’t have a history of life with dogs. That doesn’t mean she won’t love them, but we just aren’t sure.
Come visit her!
Favorite Cat Jasper
Next up is 4-year-old Jasper. I met this pretty guy last week, and I didn’t think he needed help from the cat blog. He’s such a wonderful little guy, I thought he’d get adopted really quickly. But a week has passed, and he’s still here. So I thought I’d introduce him to you.
Jasper was found as a stray cat, and he was in very poor health. His eyelashes curled in toward his pretty blue eyes, and that meant he was not only painful, but he couldn’t see anything.
He had surgery on those sad eyes, and he struggled in the shelter as he healed. He was angry, scared, and just not sure what was happening. We were patient with him, and soon, his personality blossomed. Now, he’s ready to be the house cat he was always destined to be.
Jasper greets everyone with a chirp of hello, and he will stay still for pets as long as you’re willing to hand them out. He absolutely adores attention, and he’s not at all particular about where he is touched. He wants all of your love, but he will also hang back and wait if you want to pet some of his roommates too. He really likes other cats and has good skills with them, so he should integrate with another family just fine.
I’m so thankful for people in our community that step up to help cats like Jasper. You help his happy story begin. Now we just need a family to give us the happy ending part. Can you make it happen?
Senior Sweetie Robin
I know we have plenty of senior-cat fans out there. We’ll need your help with Robin. She could be considered a super senior. She’s 18!
Robin lived with the same person in a quiet home her whole life. She has no experience of life with other cats or with dogs, and it sounds like she didn’t get to meet many strangers. You’d expect her to be a little shy and withdrawn. Not so. Robin is up front and ready to meet anyone that wants to meet her.
Robin is a very flirty kitty. She loves to purr and roll and knead her little paws. She can play a bit, but she prefers to just spend time cuddling. She would make an excellent lap cat companion, and I think a lap is where she really wants to be.
Robin has a few health issues common in older cats. She’s a little stiff and sore when she gets up, and her kidneys don’t work as well as they could. She’ll need a few diet and exercise adjustments for these issues. It seems a small price to pay for such a lovely cat. Can you help her?
Shy Cat Raven
The last sweetie I’ll show you today is Raven. She’s about 2 years old, and she’s an all-black beauty. She was a little afraid of the camera, but she calmed down as the photo shoot went on. I’m glad, because I really wanted to show you how pretty she is.
In her last home, Raven was described as mellow and independent. She liked to greet her person with a little morning conversation of chirps and cheeps, but she was content to entertain herself for most of the day. She spent the spring raising a few little kittens, and now that they’ve been weaned, she’s ready to find a home for herself. We’re glad she doesn’t have to go through pregnancy again. She’s just a baby herself!
Raven gets along nicely with other cats, but she hides from dogs. And she can be a little shy with new people. She accepts pets and cuddles, but it takes her a minute to feel comfortable. But give her time, and she warms right up.
Can you give her a forever home?
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!