Meet Cats Wanda, Pogo, Roxie, and Millie

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Black and white cat on purple blanket

It’s a great week to be a cat lover in Salem! We have plenty of adorable cats that would love to go home with people just like you. Most of the cats I’ll tell you about this week are young, but remember that this is just a sample of the kitties looking for homes now. If you don’t find someone you love here, come visit! You might find love right around the corner.

Let’s get started.

Sweet Tabby Wanda

Brown tabby cat on a fleece bed

This tender tabby cat is Wanda, and she is 7 months old. I met her a week ago, and I fell head-over-heels in love with her. I didn’t think she needed promotional help, as she is young and so friendly. But a week has gone by, and things have changed. Now, Wanda does need a little help.

She came to the shelter when a Good Samaritan rescued her from the den she’d built under an apartment complex. She was living alone and surviving (somehow) with her wits. Neighborhood children made her life difficult by taunting and teasing her. The rescuer felt Wanda could do better. We agree.

Despite what she’s been through, Wanda is a friendly and loving cat. She purrs and kneads and rolls when you spend time with her. She also has wonderful cat skills, and she will run to comfort other cats when they feel worried.

A week ago, Wanda sat at the door of her suite, waiting for people to visit. Now, she seems depressed and she hangs back with her cat friends. We’re all hoping she can go home soon, as her little kitty heart seems to be breaking because she’s passed over.

Big Girl Roxie

Large brown tabby cat with green eyes

This isn’t a fish-eye lens. This is a very large kitty. Her name is Roxie, and she weighs in at a whopping 21 pounds. This is not healthy for her at all, and it’s the wrong weight for her personality (more on that in a minute). We’re looking for a family that can go on a weight-loss journey with this big girl.

Roxie is one of the most playful cats in the shelter right now. She loves wand toys in particular, and she has lightening-fast paws she uses to whap them out of the sky.

But because of her weight, Roxie can’t play for very long. She tires easily, and while she continues to watch the toy with her eyes, she can’t get up to hit it.

Roxie’s playful nature will help her in a weight-loss journey. Play with her, and feed her a diet approved by a veterinarian for weight loss, and you’ll see the pounds melt away.

Roxie is wonderfully friendly, with just enough sass to make life interesting. She has a good history of life with cats, but she doesn’t seem to appreciate dogs.

Manx Cat Pogo

Tuxedo manx cat

This contemplative cat is Pogo, and he’s about a year old. He’s a manx mix with long back legs and no tail at all. We don’t see cats like this in the shelter very often, and that missing tail makes Pogo pretty special.

Pogo came to the shelter in rough condition. He’d been bitten by something, and he had a large, open wound. He was missing fur due to a flea allergy. And he just didn’t seem to feel very good. We nursed him back to health, and he is feeling much better. But he does need to grow back some fur, and he’ll need good flea control products for the rest of his life.

Pogo is very kind and friendly, and he’ll never give up the opportunity to get petted and scratched. He loves other cats, and he listens to their needs beautifully. We’re not sure how he feels about dogs.

Favorite Cat Millie

We have an abundance of tortie cats in the shelter right now, and this little one is my favorite. Her name is Millie, and she’s about a year old. Isn’t she darling?

Millie came from a home with too many cats, and her family wanted her to get more attention. Life in the shelter is a little overwhelming for her, and she tends to hunker down in her bed when you approach. Don’t be fooled. Millie absolutely loves to be petted, and she needs no time to warm up. She especially loves belly rubs.

Since Millie has lived with other cats, she can join a similar household easily. We’re not sure how she feels about dogs. She might like to live with cat-savvy kids, but small and loud little ones might worry her.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for this week! If you see a cat you’re in love with, be sure to come down and say hello very soon. Cats get adopted quicker than you thought possible. And if adoption isn’t right for you, consider joining our Golden Hearts Club program! Your monthly donation will make happy endings possible. Find out more about it here.