It’s frosty and cold in Salem! We have plenty of beautiful cats that would love to be your lapwarmers. This week, I have four special cats to tell you about, including a long-timer that is really hoping his forever family will find him soon.
Let’s get started!
Sweet Cat Hunter
First up is this adorable tuxedo cat named Hunter, and he’s about 3 years old. He has such an amazing face, and he has adorable cat loaf skills. Check out his folded arms!
Hunter is a bold little guy, and he put his skills to work earlier this month. He walked into a home in Salem while the owners were at work, and he settled in to that home and tried to make it his own. There was just one problem: This wasn’t his home. And the household had dogs, and Hunter didn’t like those canine pals.
So the people brought Hunter here for a chance at a new life. He’s settled in nicely, and he’s living in a suite with other cats. He doesn’t mind them at all, so he can go into a new home with other cats easily.
This is also a very affectionate little guy. He rolls right over for belly rubs, and he purrs as soon as he sees people he knows and trusts.
His finders say he likes to be “up high,” so he might appreciate a cat tree. (We sell those at the shelter, by the way.) He also adores laundry fresh from the dryer.
Does he sound like he might be right for you? Come see him!
Long-Term Resident Lorenzo
This sweet guy is Lorenzo, and he’s been in the shelter system since October. He was adopted once, but that wasn’t the right family. So he’s back again, and he’s hoping that this time he’ll find people who can love him forever.
Lorenzo is a manx cat, and he’s about 12 years old. He came to us as a stray, and he was very fearful when he arrived. He would cower and tremble when people came to visit, and we were worried about his stress and his health. A foster family stepped up to help, and they did an amazing job. Lorenzo will always be a little shy, but he’s learned that people can do wonderful things, like provide treats and offer brushing and deliver cuddles. He’s ready to put those new skills to work in a home.
Lorenzo has a few health issues that require medication, and unlike many cats, he is very easy to medicate. His foster family says he’ll open his mouth wide for oral medications without any restraints at all. Isn’t that wonderful!
Lorenzo can get along with cats, but he prefers a dog-free home. And since he can be timid, he needs to live with older children that can give him space and quiet as needed.
Our volunteers love Lorenzo so much. In fact, one of our volunteers has paid this guy’s adoption fee!
Can you help him?
Sassy Cat Grimli
Orange tabby lovers: You must come to meet the adorable Grimli. He has really beautiful markings, and his tail is especially fabulous. It’s super fluffy, and it’s a little darker than his body. This kitty is really gorgeous.
Grimli is about 2 years old, but since he came to us as a stray cat, we’re not entirely sure of his age. He wandered onto a porch in Salem, looking for a warm place to spend the night, and his finders let him into the house while they searched for his family.
His finders report that Grimli is quite sweet and loves attention, and they say he uses the cat box when he needs to go. They wanted to keep him, but it just wasn’t possible. So they brought him here for care.
Grimli needed a little time to adjust to shelter life, as many cats do. He isn’t accustomed to confined areas, and he can get a little worried about his personal space.
For those reasons, we’ve placed him in a suite. He has more room to call his own, and he has plenty of natural light to bask in. In this environment, Grimli has really blossomed. He comes right up for love and attention, and he gives amazingly strong chin rubs to tell you how happy he is to see you.
Grimli does have opinions, and he can sometimes hand out swats when he thinks the petting is done. He might do that at home, or it might be caused by the stress of shelter life. We’re not sure.
We do know that people that enjoy sassy tabby cats will love this guy. And pretty orange tabbies don’t last long in the shelter. If you’re interested in him, come soon!
Sweet and Shy Smudge
Next up is a shy, older lady looking for a quiet home in which to spend the rest of her life. Her name is Smudge.
Smudge is 13 years old, and she came to the shelter when her family had to move across country. They were concerned about how Smudge would tolerate a car trip lasting for weeks, and they were also worried about her ability to take a plane trip. They were heartbroken about leaving her, but they really had no other choice.
Smudge can be a little shy and withdrawn in the shelter, but that’s not how her family describes her. They say Smudge loves to be carried and cuddled, and her favorite hobby involves nuzzling the ear of the person she loves. They say she loves lap time, and while she can be independent, she really thrives under the care and attention of a loving family.
Smudge is on no medications, and she has no special food requirements. She will probably need a slow introduction to a new home, since she is a little shy. But give her space, and her personality is sure to bloom.
Smudge has a good history of life with both cats and dogs, so she can integrate into a home with ease.
Can you give this sweet, older lady her happy ever after?
That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading through this post and finding out about our adoptable cats. We hope you’ll visit soon!
You’ll notice that some cat names are links. If you’d like to find out more about a cat, click the links to go to that cat’s pet profile.
Want to do even more? There’s a sponsorship button on each cat’s profile page. Click that button to support a cat’s stay. We’ll even provide a sponsored social media post with your name on it. That can help a cat get the exposure needed to find a forever family! Thank you, in advance, for your support.