Throughout the month of July, we’re waiving adoption fees on cats 6 months and older. Last week, all of our cat blog cats went home, and we’re sure the special pricing helped. We’d like to recreate the success this week.
And in case you haven’t heard: Our waived fee adoption special runs from now until the end of the month, and it applies to cats six months and older in the shelter. Cats in our satellite adoption centers and kittens aren’t included in this special.
We’re hoping you’ll fall in love with a cat we’re sharing here. And if you can’t adopt, always know that you can help. You can share the stories to help kitties connect, you can sponsor a pet you love to help them connect, or you can join our foster program to help cats prepare for a forever home.
But right now, let me tell you about a few special cats we’re hoping will find a happy ever after this week.
Sweet Tabby Megan
First up is this pretty brown tabby named Megan. She’s about a year old, so she qualifies for a waived fee adoption. But she’s a little cat, so it’s easy to mistake her for a kitten.
We don’t think Megan has had the easiest life so far. She was found as a stray cat in the community along with another young momma and her kittens. She’s very small and thin for her age, so we think she hasn’t always had access to tasty food. And while she’s friendly, she can be a little nervous around new people. We’re not sure she’s had great experiences with people.
Megan loves other cats, and she seems to find them comforting. She’d like to go into a home with kitty friends. And she might need your gentle understanding as she adjusts to your home. Give her just one room at first, and then let her explore at her own pace.
Megan loves to be petted, and she has quite a purr motor. With the right family, she’s sure to leave her sad past behind and move into a happier future. Can you help her?
Bold Cat Mira
Next up is 4-year-old ebony beauty Mira. She is a gorgeous cat that is struggling at the shelter, and we hope the right family can help her this week.
Mira was described by her family as loving but independent. She likes to brush past the person she loves on a regular basis, just to show you that she cares, but she wasn’t ever cuddly. She lived with another cat, but she didn’t cuddle with that cat, either. And she lived with kids, but since they didn’t always respect her space, she was terrified of them.
A cat like this makes for an easy companion. Mira won’t pester you for attention or wake you up in the morning for cuddles. She will entertain herself and keep to herself. She’ll love you and spend some time with you, but she’ll probably spend quite a bit of her time on her own, doing what she wants to do.
Mira will be a little like a roommate. If you’re a busy person that doesn’t want an active or pushy cat, she could be just right for you.
And you can imagine why Mira struggles at the shelter. She doesn’t want to be petted by people she doesn’t know, and she certainly doesn’t want our rules to dictate how she behaves. She wants control, and that’s hard to get in a shelter.
We’re hoping a cat-savvy family can take her and give her the space she needs to thrive. Can you help?
Pretty Kitty Jazzy
If Mira sounds too standoffish for you, meet her polar opposite. This is Jazzy, and she’s about 10 years old. Look at her green eyes!
Jazzy has been described as a one-person cat. She falls in love hard, and when she does, she will follow her person from room to room giving gentle chirps and cheeps of encouragement. She likes to be picked up and held, and she expects to sit on laps for much of the evening. She also prefers to sleep with her beloved person.
Jazzy has wonderfully fluffy fur, but she fell into disrepair in her last home. We had to give her a haircut to remove some mats, so she’s not looking her best right now. She’ll need you to brush her often, and that’s something she loves.
Jazzy has lived with other cats and liked them. She has also lived with kids as young as a year old, and she liked them as well. She prefers to steer clear of dogs. She can live with them, but she’ll swat them if they come too close.
I’ve spent a lot of time with Jazzy this week, and I’m head over heels for her. I’ll miss her when she goes home, but I hope it will happen this week.
Volunteer Favorite Squeaker
Next up is 2-year-old Squeaker. He’s been waiting for a home since mid-June, and during that time, he’s won over the hearts and minds of our volunteers and staff. We’re all hoping he finds his forever fit this week.
Squeaker was living as a community cat, and a nice lady in Salem brought him to us to find his forever home. He’s thankful, as he got into plenty of fights for food, and that’s just not right for a gentle guy like this.
Squeaker had terrible skin when he arrived. Much of his fur was missing, and he had plenty of open sores. He also had horribly infected and painful teeth. He was kind and gentle throughout all of his treatments, and we’re happy to report that his teeth have been fixed and his gorgeous fur is growing back. He looks beautiful. But he will need a special diet for the rest of his life to stay healthy.
Squeaker also has a genetic condition that impacts his eyes. His tears flow freely down his cheeks, rather than staying between his lids. It doesn’t hurt him, and he doesn’t need treatment for it. But you will need to wipe his eyes daily. The good news: He loves it!
Squeaker needs very little time to warm up to new people, and he has the cutest little meow that will captivate your heart. We all love him.
Since he was a stray, we’re not sure if he enjoys life with other cats or dogs. He has seen both cats and dogs in the shelter with little/no reaction. But we don’t know how he does with face-to-face meets. A slow introduction will be best for him.
Can he come to live with you?
Dignified Cat Elwood
The last cat I’ll tell you about this week is Elwood. He’s 8 years old, and he’s flat out gorgeous. Look at his pretty face!
Elwood is a very calm and gentle kitty. He doesn’t need a long introduction to new people. He’s ready to accept your pets and pats the first time he meets you. He is living in a suite with other cats, and he works a little like their mentor. They come to him when they’re worried, and he helps them to calm down. If you have a lonely cat at home, he might be the perfect fit for you.
Elwood came to the shelter due to a serious illness in his family, and we suspect he’s mourning over that loss. He just seems a little sad to us, and while he is enjoying time with his cat friends, his heart seems to be hurting. This is sensitive guy that loves with his whole self. We’re hoping a family can help his broken heart to heal in a new home.
This is just a sample of the cats we have ready to meet you, and all of the kitties I showed you are part of this waived adoption fee special. If they touch your heart, I encourage you to come soon to take them home. We expect them to go fast! And if you don’t see a kitty you love, know that we have many more that would love to meet you. Come see them!