I’d like to start off this post by thanking everyone that gave during our Giving Mewsday campaign on Tuesday, where we raised funds to help us wrangle ringworm. Donors just like you gave $11,000 to help kitties dealing with ringworm, and we just couldn’t be happier. The cats thank you! If you didn’t get a chance to donate and you’d like to help shelter cats (and dogs!), you can find out more about our donation options here.
Now, let’s dig into this week’s set of featured cats. I have cats of all age ranges to tell you about, so there should be something for everyone. Let’s get started!
Tortie Cat Sky is Waiting for You
First up is this senior sweetie named Sky. We’re not exactly sure how old she is, since she was found as a stray cat in the community. But we know that she is older than 10, based on the condition of her mouth. She’s missing most of her teeth, and those teeth remaining are in need of a deep cleaning. This girl has definitely been around for awhile, although she looks much younger when her mouth is closed.
Sky was living in a colony with many other cats, and it took her caregivers weeks to catch her. She must have been a beloved pet at one point, but she was separated from them somehow. It took her a little time to adjust to spending time with people, but now that she has made that adjustment, Sky is blossoming into a loving and friendly little lap cat. She takes a little coaxing to visit people she has never met, but once you’re introduced, she likes nothing more than to be petted and talked to. She would make an exceptional wintertime companion.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we’re hoping that sweet Sky will be chosen by a family before this month closes out. Can you help her?
Black Cat Diamond Needs a Home
Next up is 7-year-old Diamond. She came to the shelter due to a landlord problem, and her person was heartbroken to give her up. It’s clear that she came from an extremely loving household that treated her right. We’re hoping she can find that same relationship with a new family.
Diamond is a sleek, black cat with a tiny tuft of white on her chest. She’s a big girl at 11 pounds, and she might enjoy playing a few games with her people to help her lose weight. She has been described as “kitten like,” so we know she loves to play. But she also enjoys cuddling with the people she loves.
Diamond has lovely cat manners, and is getting along nicely with other cats in her suite. In her last home, she also got along beautifully with the resident dog. Diamond has no history with kids, but she might enjoy living with gentle young people.
Come take this darling cat home!
Senior Cat Jack Needs You
Next up is Jack, who appears in the top of this blog post. He is a 14-year old boy cat who looks absolutely gorgeous in photos. He poses really nicely too, so he was a real pleasure to work with.
Jack came to the shelter when his human caregiver faced a serious illness and couldn’t care for him anymore. It’s a sad situation for everyone involved, and Jack sure seems to miss his people. He’s a little lonely, and since he prefers to eat when people are near him, he’s not eating as much as we’d like. We’re hoping his shelter stay won’t be a long one.
Jack has been described as mellow. He can play, but he prefers to cuddle. He has exceptional litter box habits, and he isn’t known for destroying furniture or carpeting.
Added bonus: Jack adores dogs. In his last home, he was known for giving the resident pup drive-by hugs (which is adorable). If you’ve been looking for a dog-friendly cat, Jack is your guy. He also gets along nicely with cats. He enjoys the company of older children too.
Can you give this senior the home he needs?
Shelter Favorite: George
I try not to have favorites in the shelter, but sometimes, I can’t help myself. This kitty is my new favorite cat. His name is George, and he’s about a year old. He thought he should take his own photo today.
This sweet guy was found as a stray, so we don’t know a lot about his history. But it’s clear that he both knows and trusts people. He takes no time at all to warm up to people, and he will greet everyone with kneading, purring, and rolling. He enjoys being picked up and carried, and he loves to hold hands while you talk. He’s a wonderful little boyfriend cat that is bound to make a family so happy.
At some point in his life, George developed FIV. This infectious disease means his immune system is slightly weak, but George has no real symptoms to speak of. He can’t give this condition to dogs or humans, nor can he give it to cats he doesn’t fight with. Cats with FIV can live out a long and healthy life, so don’t let this scare you away. If you have questions, our staff can tell you so much more.
Kittens, Kittens, Kittens!
As you may remember, we had a long and warm summer. That means kitten whelping season lasted quite a bit longer than normal. As a result, we have plenty of very young kittens looking for homes right now, including Tia here.
When kittens are very small, they head to foster homes to grow big and strong. For the next several weekends, we’re asking our foster families to bring their kittens to the shelter for adoption between noon and 6 p.m. You can come right into our Education Hall and meet our kittens and take the right one home with you. Standard adoption fees apply.
That’s it for this week! I hope I’ve enticed you to add a new family member to your home soon. And remember: We have many more cats at the shelter. If you don’t see someone you love here, come visit! Your best friend is waiting for you.