It’s kitten season in Salem! We have so many adorable littles ready to meet you and go home with you. I’ll show you an example a little later in this post. But today, I wanted to focus on a few adult cats that also need homes. We want to make sure they don’t get neglected!
Let’s get started.
Fluffy Cat Kona
First up is 7-year-old tuxedo beauty Kona. Doesn’t he look like he’s having a bad hair day? (And isn’t it adorable anyway?)
Kona is a remarkably loving little guy. His former family told us that he gets along with absolutely everyone he meets, and that his favorite place to be is on the lap of people he loves. Part of the appeal involves human food. The closer he gets to his people, the more likely they’ll share snacks with him! That might explain Kona’s size. He is a bit on the large side, and he might appreciate fewer treats and more healthy snacks moving forward.
Kona has lived with other cats before, and he enjoyed playing with them. He’s also lived with a small dog, and he did fine with that friend too.
Kona’s long coat will need regular brushing, so he doesn’t get mats. We had to shave out a few when he arrived, so you’ll see some gaps in his fur. He hopes you won’t hold it against him!
Bold Cat Lucy
Next up is 2-year-old Siamese cat Lucy. She’s an absolutely gorgeous cat, and she seems to know it. Look how she poses for the camera!
Lucy isn’t at all afraid of shelter life. Come to visit her, and she’ll walk right up to the front of her kennel to say hello. She’s been known to express her displeasure with her paws from time to time, so she can be a little spicy. But treat her right and she’s nothing but sweet.
Lucy has lived with other cats, and it sounds like she loves rough play. She would love to go home with another cat that has a rough-and-tumble style, so they’ll get along and not disintegrate into fighting. She’s also lived with dogs, and she did fine with them.
Lucy finds small children a little intimidating, and she tends to run from them. She might do best in a home without human smalls.
Sweet Cat Astra
As long as we’re discussing Siamese cats, let me introduce you to Astra. She’s a 3-year-old beauty, and she hasn’t had the easiest life so far. We’re hoping someone can step up and make her life better.
You’ll notice that Astra has only one functional eye, and her ear looks a little unusual. We suspect that she was hurt when she was a kitten, and that her skull didn’t heal properly. It doesn’t hurt her, but she can’t see very well, and she can’t hear very well either.
Astra lived as a stray cat, and with these disabilities, she probably had to fight hard for everything she had. She is very small at just 6 pounds, so she may not have eaten as much as she should. She isn’t quite sure her days of fighting are over.
Astra tends to hiss at her visitors, and she seems worried and shy in her kennel. She does warm up with patience and kindness, but she isn’t ready to be best friends right off the bat.
Astra needs a family that can go slowly with her and let her adjust at her own pace. Don’t push her to interact before she’s ready, and do everything you can to win her over with tasty foods, warm beds, and plenty of treats. It’s hard work, but Astra deserves it.
Can you be a hero for this cat in need?
Persian Cat Sweets
We don’t see Persian cats very often, and I always get excited when they come in. These kitties have such personalities! And Sweets is one of the sweetest kitties I’ve met so far.
Why does Sweets look so unusual in this photo, you might be asking? Because she had zero interest in sitting still for the camera. She wanted me to pet her, and she spent most of our time together rolling, kneading, head butting, and purring. She has a lot of energy for a 6yo cat!
Sweets has lived with cats, and she did well with them. She really enjoyed playing with them. She’s also lived with dogs, and she had no problem with them. Sweets has also lived with (get this) birds! She had no interest in harming her feathered friends either. And sweets does fine with kids, too.
This adorable cat does find the shelter a little intimidating, and don’t be surprised if she hisses when she meets you. She’s done with all that in about 10 seconds. She’s just uncomfortable in a kennel.
Sweets also has some eye scarring due to prior injuries. You’ll see that when you meet her. But she seems to see just fine.
She won’t last long. Come see her!
Kittens are Ready!
Did you know about Kitten-Kaboodle? It’s our offsite adoption center in the Salem Center Mall. We’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Walk in the Chemeketa and Liberty entrance, and you’ll see us. We have plenty of sweeties hoping to meet with you!
Kittens can go home with you from Kitten-Kaboodle. They’ve been altered, they have their vaccines, and they’re prepared to start a new life. We also have a kitten library, where you can meet smaller kids that aren’t quite ready to go home yet. If you fall in love with one of them, you can pre-adopt and take them home when they’re ready!
If you haven’t been to Kitten-Kaboodle yet, I encourage you to visit. It’s a fun (air conditioned!) place to spend time with sweeties.
Thank’s it for this week! Thanks for reading along, and do share this post with your friends. Perhaps you can help a cat find forever happiness!