Spring has arrived in Salem, and I have several adoptable cats to tell you about that would love to spend the season (and forever!) with you.
Let’s get started.
Favorite Cat Marmey
It took me two weeks and several tries to get this photo of 7-year-old Marmey. Why? Because this guy really wanted to sit in my lap, rather than posing for photos. If you’re hoping for a kitty with exceptional snuggle skills, this is the cat for you.
Look at this little teeth! He’s scheduled for surgery to polish up his smile before he goes into his forever home, but otherwise, he’s ready to join your family. And some family is going to be very lucky to take this guy home.
Marmey greets his visitors with kneading, purring, and full-body rubs. Sit down, and he’ll climb right up into your lap. Don’t plan on getting up soon, as Marmey wants to soak up as much love as he can. It’s rare to find a cat this friendly and this affectionate right off the bat, but it’s wonderful to see it when it happens.
Marmey has lived with other cats, and he does well with them. He is trying very hard to make friends with his sassy roommate, and even though his attempts at love are often rebuffed, he sticks with it. If you have a friendly, lonely cat at home, this could be the kitty for you.
Marmey has lived with kids before, and he didn’t prefer their company. He also doesn’t love to live with dogs. Cats, like people, can have opinions about individuals that don’t apply to groups. So this history could mean Marmey just didn’t like a specific child or specific dog. But it’s a past we want to mention.
Come take this guy home!
Sweet Sisters Phoebe and Sophie
Next up are two adorable littermate kitties that have lived together their entire lives. Their names are Phoebe and Sophie, and both are about 7 years old. They’ve been through many changes lately, and they’re hoping for a consistent shot at love this spring.
Let’s start with the bold sister: Phoebe.
This girl is up front and center to meet visitors. Look how she’s poised to jump right into my arms in this photograph. She is very friendly! Phoebe has a big motor that she deploys as soon as you pet her, and she really can’t get enough attention.
Her sister Sophie is a touch more reserved.
Sophie needs a minute or two of introductions, but once she knows you, she is your friend for life. She adores to be petted and cuddled, and she would really like to spend time in your lap.
Phoebe and Sophie lived with the same family for much of their lives, but they recently moved to a new family. Their stay lasted just a few months, due to allergies, and now they’ve arrived in the shelter. That’s a lot of change for older cats, but they seem to take it in stride.
These sisters have a special fondness for children. They like to sleep with them, play with them, and otherwise cuddle kids. I know many of you out there have been looking for kid-friendly older cats. These two are perfect for you.
They do seem to rely on one another for confidence, so it would be ideal if they could go home together. They can join a group of other cats with ease. They really like cats. They don’t have any dog history that we know of.
Come see them!
Pretty Cat Chucky
Finally, meet the very handsome Chucky. You may notice that his eyes look a little unusual. This guy had a surgical repair for a very painful eye condition, so his little peepers will always be a touch on the strange side. But he’s not in pain anymore, and I would think that’s preferable!
Chucky had a family, but they moved away and left him behind with a roommate. He wasn’t very happy with this situation, and he made a few bad choices. He was a bit of a swatter, and he got very defensive about his personal space. Everyone thought it best that he come here for a new chance at life.
During today’s photo shoot (which was long), I didn’t see any of those aggression issues. The medical team tells me Chucky is very cuddly and sweet, and he handled all of his care like a charmer. Volunteers also report that this dude has been nothing but sweet.
It’s possible Chucky is just feeling better because he’s processed the loss of his person. Maybe he’s not so angry anymore. Or it’s possible that he’s just keeping his sassy in check during his stay here.
Either way, this is a sensitive guy that is hoping for a family that will love him and keep him safe, no matter how he chooses to behave.
He has no experience living with any other pets, and he doesn’t have a history of living with children. He might enjoy being your only pet, and with all he has to offer, he’s all you’ll need!
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!