It’s a great week to be a cat lover in Salem. We have plenty of tiny kittens hoping to join new families, and we have older cats that come trained and ready for love. I have several adorable sweeties to tell you about, including a kitten!
Let’s get started.
Sweet Senior Cat Stormy
First up is this 10-year-old sweetie named Stormy. We’re in love with her smoke-colored fur. And look at those green eyes!
Stormy lived with the same family her whole life, and a divorce brought her here. Normally, cats experience some stress and depression when they must leave their families and come to the shelter. It’s not uncommon for them to hide. Stormy is different. She came into the shelter feeling confident and calm, and she’s absolutely ready to greet visitors.
Stormy loves to be petted and talked to, and she shivers her little tail with delight when you talk to her. She is living in a suite with other cats, and she seems to like them quite a bit. She doesn’t mind sharing her food or her beds with them. She’s lived with other cats before, so this isn’t too surprising.
Stormy has lived with dogs, but she ignored them. She didn’t really want to play with them, and if pushed, she’d give a little slap. If you have dogs that ignore cats, she might do well. But don’t expect a close friendship.
Stormy has a lot of experience with kids, and she loves them. She will greet them and let them pick her up. She might really enjoy moving into a home with small children.
Can you give Stormy the home she deserves?
Next, we’d love for you to meet these two brothers. They aren’t from the same litter, but they’ve lived together for most of their little lives. They do seem to rely on one another and gain confidence from one another, so it would be ideal if they could go home together. Trust us. You won’t regret it.
Both of these kitties came from an overcrowded home, and both had a lot of trouble adjusting to shelter life. They hid in their kennels, and they shrank back from us when we tried to show them love. We moved them into an office, and they’ve blossomed into very loving and darling cats.
And the whiskers! Check out the whiskers on 1-year-old KJ.
KJ was the first to warm up when he was moved into the office. He’s blossomed into a very friendly cat that adores lap time. He doesn’t even need a long introduction. If you seem like a nice person, you’re suitable for some snuggles and lap time.
Lincoln is 2 years old, and he needed a little more time to come out of his shell. But the wait was so worth it. He spends a lot of his time quietly watching and listening to people that come into the office. We just love his adorable expression.
These two boys have lived with other cats, and they do just fine with them. They’ve also lived with small dogs, and they didn’t have conflicts. These cats have also lived with children, and they enjoyed them.
Since they had a slow adjustment to shelter life, they’ll probably need a slow adjustment to your home. Maybe they’d appreciate a room of their own at first, for example. But with a little patience, they’re bound to make amazing family members. Come see them!
Adorable Kitten Austin
This sweet face is here to remind you that it’s kitten season in Salem. His name is Austin, and he’s about 5 months old. That makes him one of the older kittens we have here at the shelter, but he is very much hoping for his forever family. Maybe you can help.
Austin was found as a stray kitty, so we don’t know a lot about his history or his preferences. He is a calm little guy in the shelter, and he doesn’t trash his food and water bowls like some of his neighbors. He watches and waits for the action to come to him. But he loves to be petted and talked to. He’s just hoping someone will choose him and take him home.
During kitten season, we have kittens in two locations: the shelter and at our adoption popup in the Salem Center Mall: Kitten-Kaboodle! Find us near the Liberty and Chemeketa entrance. We have adoptable kittens there, and we have tiny kittens for you to play with (and preadopt, if you fall in love). Read more about that center here.
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!