The weather is warm, school is almost out, and it’s a great time to add a cat to your family. At least, that’s what we think. And we have plenty of kitties to show you this week.
Just a reminder: I only show you a sample of the cats in the shelter in these blog posts. There are many, many more just waiting for families like yours. So if you don’t see a cat here that touches your heart, I still encourage you to come visit. You may just find the perfect friend for your family.
Let’s get started!
Senior Cat Marley
First up is this big hunk of awesomeness named Marley. He’s 11 years old, and he’s a big guy at 13 pounds. To be fair, he could probably lose a little weight. But he is so huggable and lovable at this weight too.
Marley came to the shelter due to an illness in his owner, and he had a hard time adjusting to shelter life. He didn’t eat very well, and he was worried about meeting new people. I’m happy to report that he made the adjustment with the help of our wonderful staff and volunteers, and now he’s ready to meet new people.
Marley is a calm and gentle guy that will immediately accept pets and cuddles from new people. He’s been described as mellow, affectionate, and responsive. He will play with toys, but he prefers to get cuddles instead.
Marley can get along with other cats, and he has lived with dogs. He will need to be an indoor-only kitty because he has no front claws. We’re not sure of his history of life with kids.
Can you give him a second chance at love?
Volunteer Favorite Cat Cassandra
Looking for a sweet, calm, gentle lady with a kind soul? That’s how one of our volunteers described Cassandra here. This sweet kitty is about 7 years old, and she is a long-haired beauty. Look at those cheek whiskers!
Cassandra was found as a stray cat, and she came to the shelter in rough shape. She was missing a lot of her fur, and her skin seemed really itchy. We’ve placed her on a special diet, and her fur is growing back. She also seems a lot happier about being touched, so she might be a lot less itchy.
Cassandra is very calm in her kennel. She greets people quickly and appropriately, but she’s easy to ignore, as she doesn’t solicit attention.
But don’t overlook her. If you open her kennel and give her gentle pets, she’s your friend for life. She responds enthusiastically to attention from almost anyone, and we have yet to see her lose her temper, even when exposed to some not-so-gentle pets from people she’s met.
Cassandra does fine with other cats, but we’re not sure about dogs. She might enjoy life with older kids (they are around for pets!).
Sweet Cat Scrappy
Next up is this grey beauty named Scrappy. He’s about 7 years old, we think. We’re not really sure, because this guy came to us as a stray cat. We don’t have a lot of history about who he was before he came here.
Life as a street cat is difficult, and Scrappy knows this well. His body is scraped up and scarred from the hard time he saw on the streets. It looks like he was on the losing side of many fights. He also had thin, rough fur. We’re not sure that the food he was eating was made for cats.
Scrappy has been recovering in the shelter for a few weeks, and he has truly blossomed. His fur is growing back, and we’re starting to see the sweet and gentle companion inside this street cat. He absolutely adores people, and he’d do anything to get your attention. He loves to be petted, talked to, and played with. He would be an absolute hoot to play with, if you had a wand toy or a laser toy.
Scrappy developed FIV during his street life, so he will need to live either with gentle cat friends or live as your only cat. We’re not sure how he feels about dogs.
Can you give him the life he deserves?
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!