We had an amazing week for cat adoptions in Salem last week. Almost all of my blog cats were adopted! I’m hoping we can recreate the magic this week. I have five cats to tell you about, including one long-timer that’s hoping to find her forever fit very soon.
Let’s get started!
Adorable Cat Rosy
First up is this 9-year-old beauty named Rosy. She’s a gorgeous little cow cat with the prettiest green eyes, and she poses so nicely for photos. I really enjoyed working with her this week.
Rosy came to the shelter when her person got sick. That illness struck quickly, and unfortunately, Rosy’s people weren’t able to tell us a lot about Rosy when she arrived in our care. We’re not sure of the environment she’s used to, including whether she has lived with dogs or cats before.
But we’ve tried her in a suite with other cats, and she is doing well there. She doesn’t actively seek out the company of other cats, but she doesn’t seem to mind them either. She could probably do well in a home with your cats. We still don’t know how she feels about dogs.
Rosy is a very calm, placid cat. She loves to be petted, but she isn’t a fan of playtime. She also doesn’t want to run or jump very much. She is bound to be the perfect cat for a family that wants a quiet lap kitty to snuggle.
We hope she goes home soon.
Sassy Cat Lucky
I know we have spicy-kitty fans in our community. If you’re one of them, Lucky wants to meet you. This gal is 9 years old, and she has been waiting for you since November 2. That makes her a long-term cat resident. In fact, no cat has been in the shelter than Lucky.
Lucky had been living as a community cat, and while she was fed by a thoughtful family, she wasn’t considered their pet. This family decided to bring Lucky to us in the hopes that kitty would find people to call her own.
It’s likely Lucky didn’t have wonderful experiences with humans during her lifetime. As a result, she can be a little protective of her personal space. She likes to be petted, but she will hand out warning whaps if the touching goes on for too long.
It’s hard for controlling cats to live in the shelter, as they have so little choice over everyday life. Their behavior tends to escalate. It’s possible that this behavior will fade away in the home when kitty has more opportunities to make good choices. But we are recommending that families with cat experience take Lucky. She’s not a cat for a novice.
Lucky can get along with cats that respect her space, but she doesn’t want to be best friends. We’re not sure how she feels about dogs. Can you give this spicy cat a happy ever after?
Beautiful Cat Little Foot
Next up is this black beauty cat named Little Foot. She is about 8 years old, and she has such a beautiful face! She must have some sort of exotic breed in her background. Her ear and eye placement are really interesting and beautiful.
Little Foot came to the shelter when her family realized they had too many cats. It was hard for them to give up this sweet girl, but they couldn’t find another way to deal with the issue. So Little came here to find a new family to love. We don’t expect she’ll have long to wait.
Little has a wonderful history of life with other cats. She is living in a suite now, and she is very tolerant of all the cats there. She lets them sleep next to her, walk past her, and eat with her. She takes no time at all to enjoy the company of other cats. Little also has wonderful dog skills. She did very well with the dogs in her last home, and seemed to enjoy their company. She’s lived with dogs both large and small. Little has also lived with children, and did well with them.
Little loves people, and she takes no time to warm up. She will arch her back right into your hands as soon as you meet her. She is very confident and friendly, and that’s a little rare for a cat new to the shelter.
Kitties that like kids, dogs, and cats don’t come around often. If you’ve been looking for this combination, you must come see this sweet girl.
Marvelous Cat Marjorie
Next up is tiny, 2-year-old Marjorie. She’s only 6 pounds! She can fit right into your pocket. We’re all in love with her teeny little nose and wee little toes.
Marjorie was found as a stray cat in Salem, but she must have lived with humans at some point. She is quick to warm up to new people, and once she starts purring, she never stops. She kneads her little toes when she is exceptionally happy.
Marjorie really wants a lap to sleep in. She seems most comfortable when touching people she knows well. She can get along nicely with other cats too. We’re not sure how she feels about dogs, but with the right introductions, things might go swimmingly.
This is my favorite cat in the shelter right now. I’m hoping she heads home very soon!
Senior Cat Rover
The last cat I’ll tell you about this week is a senior guy. He’s 12 years old, and he has completely stolen the hearts of our volunteer staff. His name is Rover. Isn’t he handsome?
This pretty guy was found as a stray cat in Salem. He wasn’t feeling very well, and his cat colleagues decided to pick on him. A kind person intervened and brought Rover to us for care. We’re so thankful for people that step in to help cats in need.
Rover had many active fleas on his body, and the blood they pulled from him made him weak. He also has a flea allergy, so his skin was raw and sore from the infestation. With those issues addressed, he is feeling much better. But he will need a family committed to his ongoing flea prevention.
Rover would prefer to be the only kitty, and we’re not sure how he feels about dogs. We do know that he is nothing but sweet with people. He warms up to new friends right away and he purrs throughout a visit with those he knows well. We’re hoping he goes home with a family soon.
That’s it for this week! Please remember to share these stories. Even if you can’t adopt, there might be someone in your community that can do so. The cats thank you!
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.