A Letter from Beau & Pumpkin’s caretaker
Being a worker at the shelter for the past two years I have come to learn about the different types of behavior seen from cats at the shelter. You get your very happy, laid back cats. You have your typical playful & lovable cats. You get ones that kind of stick to themselves and ones who want nothing to do with anyone and are just plain scared. The hard part about understanding these behaviors is figuring out if this is the personality of the cat or if this is a Shelter Anxiety causing them to act this way.
Beau has spent most of his life at the shelter. Coming in as a kitten he found himself in a very strange place. He would scurry the minute anyone strange would come to his door. He watched his roommates come and go, yet he lived in one room almost his entire life. Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide from the strange two legged creatures. Beau was having shelter Anxiety. Myself along with the other workers at the shelter could see his potential only if he had a home to call his own. That’s when I decided to take Beau home. Already having two other cats and a dog home I knew it would be a challenge, but this poor little guy needed a chance that I could give him. When I came to take Beau home I realized that taking Beau I would be leaving Pumpkin by himself in a room, which would of meant he would be placed in another room with all these strange animals. Seeing how well both Beau and Pumpkin got along I took them home. It was a pretty bump road at first. Pumpkin was playing too rough with my other cats, Beau was hiding. Then one day I noticed the magic happening. Beau was chasing my other cats (playfully) letting my two children touch him. Running up for attention as soon as I would come home from work, even some mid night snuggles from him. About a month ago, I added another member to my crazy household a 6 month old retriever who loves to play with all the kitties (tag being his favorite game). This Set Beau back for a few days but now he is better than ever. He begs for more attention from me and moves freely with the big guy roaming around the house. Beau has done a complete 360 since moving into a home. With Pumpkin I didn’t notice the shelter Anxiety until I got him home. He seemed to be perfectly normal at the shelter and I got him home, I realized this cat isn’t just great, he is perfect. Adjusting well to all of the animals in the house almost immediately. Loving my children and I came so easy to him. Lying on my chest and cuddling into my neck, I knew this guy wouldn’t have any trouble finding a home.
So now I have had these fur babies in my care for over two months. I know it’s time to let them go. As much as I love these guys I cannot keep them. I want to be able to help more animals like Beau & Pumpkin, In order to do that I need the space in my heart and home to do so. HELP PUMPKIN & BEAU FIND THEIR HOME.
Ollie: Male, arrived @ the shelter on July 21st/18 at 12 weeks of age.
Ollie arrived at the shelter with his brother Marshall, picked up as strays. However we determined that both Ollie & Marshall most definitely were already well socialized with people. Ollie is a laid back sweet little kitten, who has a flair of energy. He loves to play, and would fit it well in any environment. Ollie is in a room with other adult male cats, and they get along just fine. If you are looking for an energetic, loveable kitten to add to your family, please consider giving Ollie a home.
Marshall: Male, arrived @ shelter on July 21st/18 at 12 weeks of age.
Marshall arrived at the shelter with his brother Ollie, picked up as strays. However we determined that both Marshall & Ollie most definitely were already well socialized with people. Marshall is a vocal little love bug! He is the first to meow when you walk in the room, followed by instantaneous purring. Marshall is in a room with other adult male cats, and they get along fine. He is full of energy, followed by vigorous naps. If you are looking for an energetic, loveable kitten to add to your family, please consider giving Marshall a home.
Long term residents: We have reduced the adoption fee for long term residents to $75, in hopes of finding these beautiful cats their forever homes.
Our long term residents are desperately hoping to find new homes.
Ariel, Pumpkin Spice and Noelle have all been adopted.
These cats have been waiting for a forever home for what seems like forever. All of these cats are spayed or neutered. Many have grown from kittens to adults at our shelter and will need time to adjust to home life. To promote speedy adoptions we are reducing their adoption fees to $75 per cat. We are also considering trial adoptions for successful applicants. If you are interested in adopting, or learning more information about these cats, please contact the shelter @ 891-8000.
Mya: Female, Spayed, Arrived June 2nd/2018 @ 1 yr of age. Mya is a petite, friendly little cat. She is the first one in Room 3 to jump up into your lap and make herself comfortable. She gets along well with all of her roommates, and loves human attention too. Mya is unique, her meow is so tiny that you would think she was just a kitten. Mya needs a home where there are plenty comfortable places to sleep, however she would probably just choose your lap as a bed. If you have a home that have lots of love and attention to give, Mya may be the perfect cat for you.