Cats Adopted in 2011

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Admiral
 

Admiral

Admiral's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male - neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 2/15/2006

The PAWS folks named me "Admiral" 'cause they decided (and rightly so) that I'm the kinda guy who must be in charge....'specially when it comes to other animals. Now they're saying I'm the reincarnation of Harry Houdini! I haven't a clue who Harry Houdini is, but here's the story.

When I came to the Center, I was given a private hotel room, otherwise known as a Meet & Greet. I was happy not being caged (I'm a pretty BIG guy) or having to share my space with other cats. But I got lonely...and curious...and started nagging the volunteers to let me out. Nothing doing, they said, and my door remained closed. Wasn't long before volunteers arriving at the Center found me walking the hallway....or camped out in the kitchen. Somebody goofed, they thought...didn't close my door properly. But then, volunteers coming into the building would find me in my room, go about their business, and in a flash, there was the Admiral...patrolling the hall or waiting for someone to turn on the water in the kitchen sink. I really LOVE to play in the sink! But...a minute ago he was in his room! Hee, hee, I loved teasing them like this. So how DID I get out? Well, I just opened the door of course. Don't take no genius to know that if I stand on my hind legs and reach up....yup, I'm tall enough....and smart enough...that I just pull the lever and out I go. :)

But rather than appreciate my genius, you'll never believe what they did! A long, thick bungee cord stretched from the outside knob of my door to the one next door. Is this cruelty to animals or what??? The great escape artist stopped in his tracks by a bungee cord!

Best thing for me to do is to find a permanent ASAP. And on the serious side, an indoor only home, or an indoor/outdoor home where my outside time is closely supervised, would be best. I have a history of getting into cat fights and I really don't need any more of that! So if you'd like a big, sweet, curious and clever guy, have a big sink, but no kids or other animals, please come to the Center and bail me out!

ADOPTED 8/14/11

 

Annabelle
 

Annabelle

Annabelle's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic Short Hair

DOB: 4/27/09

This pretty young tortie is one of last spring's momcats, having raised 5 delightful kittens named after computer fonts! (Kittens Tica and Maia, now "teens", are still available - see "Font" Kitten bio). Annabelle is no longer the skinny mom-to-be who arrived at PAWS last April. In fact, with a little added muscle tone, she's perfect! Confident, laid back and mellow, Annabelle also is curious and playful and loves attention, especially headrubs.

In a foster home with her two remaining kids and MANY other cats, she is very independent, preferring to sightsee out the window rather than intermingle with the crowd. She would do well as an only cat or perhaps with just one or two others. And although she's affectionate with her person, she's not the needy kind of cat who has to have her person around all the time.....she's the perfect choice for a busy working family. Won't you consider adding Annabelle to your family? We're sure she'll win your heart!

ADOPTED 2/12/11

 

Apple
 

Apple

Apple's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 1/29/2007

New to PAWS, Apple has a lot to explore. A curious girl, she is having fun checking everything out. She's friendly too and won't mind taking time out of exploring to enjoy some attention.

ADOPTED 3/9/11

 

Ashley
 

Ashley

Ashley's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, domestic shorthair

DOB: 03/17/09

From Ashley's foster: January 2011

Ashley is very independent, has energy to spare, plays hard (too hard sometimes), Peck's bad boy ! :) He knows what 'no' means, but he doesn't like the concept, sasses back....and then walks away.   Ashley walks to the beat of his own drum!


Ashley is a very unique cat and definitely doesn't have your "average kitty" behavior.  It will take a special person to understand his characteristics and needs.  He's an entertaining kitty, very inquisitive and curious.  He is constantly on the move checking everything out.  He'll even dash around the house entertaining himself!  Occasionally, Ashley likes to wrestle with his foster mom's pant legs or arms, growling all the while like he just caught his prey!  He doesn't harm his person but this is his way of *demanding* attention.  That's when I scoop him up and give him a rough-tumble scratch on the head or get his feather-wand out.  Ashley doesn't purr--perhaps he thinks he's a *dog*-- but it would be a great challenge to get him to purr.  He doesn't like to be held but will tolerate a little snuggle when the playin' is done.

Ashley gets along well with the other cats, but can be dominant when it comes to play-time.  On the other hand, he'll snuggle with the other kitties as they groom each other.  Get out a wand toy, throw a ball, and he's THERE...leaving his friends in the dust. In other words, he's your typical teenager...a great fun-loving little guy for someone who wants a bit of a challenge.  Not the best choice for a family with small children.  Ashley would make a great companion for a person who wants a rough and tumble kitty and not the fluffy-frilly type :-)  A great "guy-cat"!

ADOPTED 4/9/11

 

 

Augusta girls
 

Augusta girls

Augusta girls' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Named for the holes on the Augusta National Golf Course in honor of the Masters Tournament, all are female and spayed.

Magnolia - Mom to Camellia, Carolina Cherry & Juniper;
Domestic medium hair - grey/brown tabby w/white;
D.O.B. 4/1/08

Camellia - Domestic shorthair - body white w/small grey/brown spots near tail; D.O.B. 4/1/09

Carolina Cherry - Domestic shorthair - grey/black tabby w/white; D.O.B. 4/1/09

Juniper - Domestic shorthair - grey/black tabby;
D.O.B. 4/1/09 - See separate listing

Nandina - Domestic shorthair - light grey/brown tabby w/white; D.O.B. 4/15/09

Azalea-Domestic shorthair-dilute calico; D.O.B. 4/20/09

Golden Bell -Domestic medium hair - gold/brown tabby;
D.O.B. 4/15/08

Top row: Camellia (L), Magnolia (R)
Bottom row: Golden Bell (L), Carolina Cherry (R)


ADOPTED - 4/23/11 - Nandina

ADOPTED - 4/23/11 - Azalea

ADOPTED - 5/11/11 - Juniper

ADOPTED - 5/22/11 - Golden Bell


(NOTE: As of 5/23/11, Magnolia, Camellia & Carolina Cherry have individual listings on the Cats Available Page)

 

Ava's co-stars
 

Ava's co-stars

Ava's co-stars' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 4/27/10

Grace: F, DSH, white w/buff tail and ears
Gable: M-neutered, DSH, orange and white
Granger: M, DSH, orange tabby
Peck: M-neutered, DSH, orange tabby w/white mittens

Ava's co-stars are looking to share the spotlight with someone special, perhaps you? Ava (Gardner), who has been adopted, produced these 4 cuties. And you can see the resemblance. Just like the famous actors/actress they were named for, each has a rather distinctive personality. Handsome, outgoing and charming are some traits that come to mind.

Cast in the starring role is Gable.

ADOPTED 7/30/10 - Grace

ADOPTED 9/4/10 - Granger

ADOPTED 2/6/11 - Peck

ADOPTED 3/12/11 - Gable

 

Bailey
 

Bailey

Bailey's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/22/2010

Bailey is quite shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he is affectionate and a typical kitten. He likes to be petted, will jump on your lap to be loved, but he does not feel comfortable being held in your arms (probably think he's going into his crate to go to PAWS and would rather stay home and have fun of the house)! Bailey likes the fosters' three dogs but hides if they get barky or chase him...can you blame him?

Though Bailey was terrified at first of the large "people creatures" who found him, with plenty of TLC, he's come a long way. Give him and his brother Laramie (whose bio you can read above) a chance, they've come so far....just a teeny bit more to go in a loving, patient home.

ADOPTED 11/1/11

 

Bea Arthur
 

Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic mediumhair
DOB: 3/28/10


November 8, 2010 - from foster mom:

Bea is very much a "people person" who loves to be involved in family life. She also likes to steal food from our resident cats, so vigilance is required to keep her away from food that is not hers! She loves to snuggle in bed at bedtime and likes to climb under the covers. She is a free spirit who roams around the house, playing with everything available. She really enjoys a laser teaser that she chases around with glee.


Bea is rapidly becoming an integral part of our household and gets along satisfactorily with our other cats considering the short time she has been with us. We are working on her bad habit of jumping on the kitchen counter to scout for food! Bea doesn't want to miss any of the action, and can move very quickly. She is a darling, a lot of fun, and would be a welcome addition to any household.

ADOPTED 1/15/11

 

Bean
 

Bean

Bean's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair
DOB: 6/1/09

We don't know a whole lot about Bean, but it's obvious that he's a really nice and super-mellow fellow. He's actually a much bigger cat than his picture implies--maybe he's grown into his name, because now he's kind of like a giant, furry bean! When people spend time with him, he clearly loves the attention. He's so laid-back that if you want to hold him upside-down like a baby, he's fine with that. Or just sit with him and pet him, and he'll like that, too. He probably gets a little lonely spending the weekend by himself in his cage at the Center, since he's used to hanging out with all his foster siblings during the week. So he's ready for more visitors, and hoping that very special one comes along who wants to take him home. He'd sure be a great cat for the right person!


ADOPTED 5/21/11

 

Beethoven
 

Beethoven

Beethoven's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

D.O.B. 8/15/10

Beethoven is a handsome and very playful kitten--just getting started in his "kitteen" months, which is good because it's bringing his energy down to a more manageable level for his humans! He is a very happy cat, taking every opportunity to explore anything he comes across. Not surprisingly, he loves any toy he finds lying around and will chase, pounce, and jump like an expert hunter. He goes after the laser dot like his life depends on it.

Beethoven has a soft and sleek coat that he just loves to show off, because he loves any attention he can get. He is also an affectionate kitten. In his foster home, his favorite place to sleep is with his head resting on his foster mom's shoulder, while his brothers find nearby spots. Sometimes it seems like his purring doesn't have an off switch. When the food bowl is suddenly filled, the purring he and all his siblings produce in unison while they're eating is loud enough to hear across the room!

Little Beethoven was selected to represent PAWS at Wiscoy and....my gosh...an application in just a few days! Talk about selling himself...this kid could teach others the tricks of the trade!

ADOPTED 3/19/11

 

Blitzen
 

Blitzen

Blitzen's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic mediumhair

DOB: 8/19/2009

Blitzen, along with brother Donner, is a recent addition to the PAWS family. Though he may not deliver presents like the reindeer he's named after, this handsome big fellow will deliver a lifetime of love and fun for many years to come. Blitzen is very affectionate and is probably part Maine Coon. Why don't you come and meet this sweet deer, oh, we mean dear (!), and see if he can't talk you into taking him home? :)


ADOPTED 2/5/11

 

Bunny
 

Bunny

Bunny's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 3/1/2010

Bunny was spoken for before we had an opportunity to write a bio for her. Lucky Bunny!

ADOPTED 5/8/11

 

Butterfly
 

Butterfly

Butterfly's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Butterfly, F, Domestic mediumhair
DOB: 8/27/2011

Bear and Butterfly were found with a small dog crate and some food on a road leading to a hunting camp. Within two weeks of her arrival at PAWS, Butterfly found her forever home. Poor Bear wonders where in the world she went and why he's left all alone! :( Bear can be a cuddle bug when he's done exploring, running and climbing. Wear him out and he'll be happy to sleep on a lap, belly or chest. Foster mom tells us he's getting better about being picked up, but he's still a little unsure about his feet leaving the floor, so please be gentle! :)

Butterfly's original listing is with her brother Bear.

ADOPTED 12/1/11 - Butterfly

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Camellia
 

Camellia

Camellia's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed
Domestic shorthair, DOB: 4/1/2009

Pretty Camellia, daughter of Magnolia (see above), is very sweet and outgoing. She is not afraid to venture out among people and other cats, but will defer to another's wishes when it's in her best interests.....like when she's tempted to climb the curtains! :) Camellia is a very playful cat and a very nice cat. She's clean, neat and good about using her scratching post. At the Center, she interacts well with the other cats and often will be seen racing to the door when she hears someone coming so she's first in line to meet and greet the visitor.

ADOPTED 7-2-11

 

Cashmere
 

Cashmere

Cashmere's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 11/1/07

Pretty Cashmere spent at least part of her life in a barn. Somewhere along the way she was spayed, as evidenced by her distinctive "ear tip". Although she seems to have no desire to live outdoors again, she enjoys demonstrating what a great mouser she must have been in those days. Throw a small ball to her and she'll chase and toss it and scamper around the room trying to catch it. If one of the boys she shares her room with tries to grab the ball, she'll whack it away from him and attack it, as if to show the pampered indoor boys just how it's done! Cashmere loves playing in general...the laser light is a favorite.

Living in a room with three active boys has its moments though. One day when Cashmere was hanging out with potential adopters, one of the boys came over to investigate and she gave him a good whack on the nose.....no sharing! But other times, they do intimidate her, she retreats to her cubicle and keeps her distance. Shades of living in a barn, she's probably thinking...been there, done that, just leave me be.

At first, Cashmere was very "head-shy", preferring to be stroked on her neck and back. But that's slowly changing and she's starting to enjoy gentle head rubs....especially if you talk softly to her and tell her what beautiful amber eyes she has. A quiet, gentle home would be best for Cashmere as she continues to make the transition from outdoor to indoor, and from barn cat to a people cat totally comfortable and confident in her new surroundings. Give her a little time and Cashmere will make a lovely and loving companion.

ADOPTED 3/29/11

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Cassidy
 

Cassidy

Cassidy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
D.O.B. 8/26/11

"I've got what humans call a 'birth defect'.....my right leg is shorter than my left leg. It has no claws and just a partial paw pad. Hey, doesn't bother me any and it's 5 claws fewer for my person to have to trim. Maybe that's why I'm goin' home so fast! Seems like I just got here, but Home for the Holidays I go!" :) Love, Cassidy

ADOPTED 12/4/11

 

Chablis
 

Chablis

Chablis' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 10/1/09

Chablis is a tiny, sleek and very mellow kitty who raised three black and white tuxedos named after fine wines. To look at her, you'd think she's just a kitten herself! Kittens Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec all were spoken for as soon as they were old enough to be adopted. And now mom, who put so much energy into her family that she had a hard time keeping weight on herself, has started to bloom into the elegant lady we knew she would be.

Chablis got along well with the other cats in her foster home despite having babies to protect, and she was not at all worried by the dog. She is a snuggler who loves to be held and cuddled. If you like a fine wine, you'll love PAWS' Chablis!

ADOPTED 2/19/11

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Christopher
 

Christopher

Christopher's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 05/06/09

"I've explored the New World and now I really want my own home in it!" says now not-so-little Christopher (Columbus).
 
Christopher and brother Edmund were two of six kittens named for Explorers and born to beautiful Abigail. The two remaining Explorers are older "kit-teens" now....handsome big boys and at the same time endearing, fun and playful. Christopher still awaits his last big adventure....a whole New World in a lifetime home of his own.


From holiday foster mom - January 2011

"I fostered this beautiful fellow over the holidays, along with his brother Edmund.  At first, they were tentative, but after a short while, they warmed up to both me and Mac and would greet us when we arrived.  (Mostly, that was in anticipation of food!) 

While Christopher was a little more assertive around food and in initiating play, he was more reticent about joining Edmund and me in petting and lying together.  He'd sit and look at us, as if to say "If you'd get down, Edmund, I'd jump up."  So, I'd get down to his level on the floor to give him attention too.  He never backed away, he loved the petting, and he, too, purred as soon as I touched him. Like his brother, Chris isn't too fond of being picked up.

Mac spent a good deal of time with them, too, as they both joined him in his workshop adjacent to their "guest room."  They were very friendly with him, jumping up on tables and work benches trying to "help", i.e., asking for attention.

Sometimes they would play-fight...tussling, but never in a mean way.  They seem to enjoy each other's company, but it appeared that each of them would do fine on his own." -- Judy

ADOPTED 2/5/11

 

Ciaran
 

Ciaran

Ciaran's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Domestic shorthair DOB: 12/26/2010 Ciaran - F, grey and white tuxedo-like markings Kerry - M, black and white tuxedo What could be better than being christmas babies - ok, almost christmas babies, but what's one day? Christmas may be long behind us, but these 2 cuties are ready for some spring time fun! Lazy days lounging in the sun, moths that escape into the home to chase, easter flowers to munch on, and tails to chase! What, tails to chase?? Yes, Ciaran really enjoys chasing her tail! Seems it moves faster than her paws can go! And Kerry...notice those big ears? Will he ever grow into them? We're sure he will, but wouldn't it be fun to be the one to watch him grow up? A lap lover too, he won't budge until you make him get down! Sound like the one for you? Come on down and start your spring frolicking with a new friend! Featured in the photo is Kerry.

ADOPTED 3/26/11 - Ciaran

ADOPTED 4/16/11 - Kerry

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Cinderella
 

Cinderella

Cinderella's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/10/11

Cinderella was found all alone by two college girls....no siblings, no mom, no possible owner in sight. She has a very unusual coat, there being a decided contrast between her "overcoat" and undercoat. Although straight on, she looks pretty much like a typical tortie, from the side or the back, you can't quite figure out how to describe her. For lack of anything better, we settled on "tricolor".

Cinderella's foster calls her "the perfect kitten." She's affectionate, gives kisses generously, is fearless, and gets along with foster mom's resident gang of seniors, middle-age adults and kitteens, as well as with her adult fosters and other foster kittens.  She and kitten Melissa are a team and are quite cozy roomies at the adoption center.   Cinderella is the only one of mom's current foster kittens who comes to sleep with her.  Otherwise, she's playing, playing, playing!  She was the biggest of the kittens until the Folk Singers arrived, but she didn't let the loss of size status phase her.  She welcomed the newbies with open paws as more playmates....you know the old adage, the more.....:)

ADOPTED 7/22/11
 

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Clio
 

Clio

Clio's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 5/31/10

Clio was a stray kitten who has a little bit of "cattitude." In her foster home, she is being integrated with other cats and is learning the ways of the world. Clio is looking for a special someone who will nurture her as she grows into the lovely mature girl she undoubtedly will become.

ADOPTED 2/21/11

 

Clover
 

Clover

Clover's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 3/1/2010

"I'm lookin' over a four-footed Clover....."

Clover arrived at PAWS with her brother, Sprout, and her sister, Bunny, who was very much "with kitten". Bunny has since become mom to teeny Blossom.....sadly, brother Pepe was stillborn. :( Mom to the three already has given birth to two more kids. Need a poster family for spay/neuter!?!

But back to Clover....who lucked out and was spayed immediately upon arrival at PAWS! The first thing everyone remarks about is her coat - a golden-brown swirl tabby pattern with white ticking throughout. Then you meet the girl wearing the coat and see what a calm, sweet, outgoing girl she is. She will greet you as if she's known you forever, ready for play, pets, cuddling....or food....your choice. She doesn't mind being held and carried about, which would make her a good choice for a family with kids. We know she's fine with other cats....will find out what she thinks about dogs once she meets and greets a few at Wiscoy.

This could be your lucky day, so don't delay. Meet this pretty girl and pick a four-leaf...uh...four-footed Clover! :)

ADOPTED 4/17/11

 

Coriander
 

Coriander

Coriander's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Coriander - Female-spayed, Domestic mediumhair

DOB: 10/1/10


Coriander's original listing is with her brother Sage whose bio you can read below.

Bio coming soon.....nah, we're not waitin' around...we found homes! S & C


ADOPTED 4/9/11 - Coriander

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Crush
 

Crush

Crush's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, Domestic Shorthair
DOB: 8/9/11

In her short life, dear little Crush has seen the worst and the best of Lady Luck. Crush was found in the parking lot at Wegman's in mid-September, making her just about 5 weeks old at the time. She'd either been hit by a car or thrown from a car! :( Fortunately, a caring shopper scooped her up and took her to a veterinary hospital where she was treated for severe lacerations and a fractured pelvis. Strong and determined wee girl that she was, Crush healed well and two weeks later came to PAWS. As you might expect, she was quickly scooped up again....this time by an adopter who will make sure she is loved and cherished for her lifetime, and that nothing bad ever happens to her again. Best of luck to you always, dear Crush, from all of us at PAWS!

ADOPTED 10/30/11

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Crystal
 

Crystal

Crystal's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, DSH
DOB: 12/26/10

What a gem is sweet Crystal, with her beautiful big ROUND gold eyes and just a splotch of white on her chest! Presumably lost or abandoned, Crystal was found at the age of 6-7 months by a visitor from Florida. The visitor and the person she was visiting tried in vain to find out where this lovely kitten belonged, and failing that, cared for her until both women were set to head off to Florida.

It was crystal clear that this kitten had been around people early in life. She was instantly friendly with her rescuers, likes to be around people and seeks attention. Now staying in a foster home during the week, Crystal lives with other cats and gets along well with them once she gets to know them. We don't know whether she's ever been around children, but we suspect she'd be a good all-around family cat. You won't go wrong with Crystal. She'd love to meet you!

ADOPTED 10/16/11

 

Curly
 

Curly

Curly's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 04/01/09

Curly is a big lovable goof. He's a real busybody, always right there to see who the new cat is, who's coming to visit...or whether there's any extra food! Curly likes to watch the world go by from his short cat tree -- that way he can nap OR leap into the action at a moment's notice.

Curly enjoys petting and good conversation and is very accepting of everyone, human and feline alike. Our guess is that he'd be great with kids. He's such a calm, low-keyed and huggable fellow that one of our volunteers describes him as a "comfort cat"...a friend you can turn to at the end of a hard day to snuggle up with and relax. And if all that isn't enough, just look at that big head and one-of-a-kind face.....ya gotta love him!


ADOPTED 3/12/11

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Dana
 

Dana

Dana's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/1/2008

Looking for one of the sweetest cats you'll ever find? Have no other cats...or dogs? Look no further than Dana! Dana is a lovely girl with strikingly beautiful green eyes and a bunny-soft fur coat. Dana loves to camp out in the "tunnel" of her cat climber, but when someone comes into her room, she jumps right down looking for pets. Dana soaks up affection, arching her tail almost up to her head when you stroke her back. She has a very soft purr, but listen for it....it's there.

Dana was a stray who kept returning to the family who eventually brought her to PAWS. They tried to take her inside, and although she was great with the humans....even allowing the young grandchildren to pick her up....Dana and the family's German Shepherd just couldn't come to terms. She was terrorized by the dog, so it became impossible for her to stay. We have no idea what her history is with other cats, but at the Center, she was so stressed by the numerous cats around her that she became ill. Once separated from the others and given her own private room, she recovered quickly and is now a healthy, happy cat! Having previously spent time both indoors and outside, she enjoys sitting on her pillow looking out the window watching the birds and the breeze in the trees. But she's shown no signs of wanting to be "out there" again. Dana will make a wonderful inside companion for someone who wants just one terrific cat.

ADOPTED 7/29/11

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Diana
 

Diana

Diana's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/11/2007

From Diana's holiday foster - January 2011

"If you're looking for a cat who will move into your home (and your heart) just as if she's always been there, look no further than Diana. We have two 9-year olds, a very large dog who mistakenly believes he's a puppy, and three very set-in-their-ways cats (not to mention the rats and the bearded dragon, but we won't even go there!), and Diana wasn't a bit phased by any of them."

"My daughter Tory says: Diana is a fun-loving girl, good with dogs, cats, and other animals. She is not shy at all and is hilarious in all ways."

Sound like the gal you're looking for? If so, Diana currently is living at the adoption center, so you can visit her anytime we're open, including Monday 5-7 p.m. and Tue. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. She'd love to meet you!

ADOPTED 3/25/11

 

Dickens
 

Dickens

Dickens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB; 9/18/09

Dickens was a stray cat who found his way to PAWS last summer. True to his name, Dickens sometimes was a little "dickens" with the other cats in the Cattery. :) Then he went to a foster home and proved himself to be a very good fellow....good enough to win his foster mom's heart..permanently!

ADOPTED 1/22/11

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Dior
 

Dior

Dior's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic longhair, Front-declawed

DOB: 06/01/03

Dior is a big, handsome fellow. His long hair is beautiful and low maintenance. He loves to be brushed, but his fur never tangles or mats. Dior is very affectionate. He will frequently jump up on his foster mom's lap....'specially when she's working at the computer! He is very contented just being with his person, will purr his heart out with joy while you pet him, and likes to give kisses and head bumps too.

We suggest that Dior live in a one-person home. He tends to be possessive of his human and doesn't want to share her/him with another human. He's fine with visitors, though, and is very receptive to their attention....he just doesn't want them to move in! :) Dior is a very quiet kitty. He enjoys having "his own" little room to which he can retreat when he needs some time to himself.  He would make a wonderful companion for someone looking for a low-keyed, low-maintenance fellow with LOTS of love and affection to give! (Dior currently lives in a foster home with other kitties and a 60-pound dog.)

ADOPTED 2/26/11

 

Donner
 

Donner

Donner's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Medium hair

DOB: 8/19/2009

Donner (along with brother Blitzen, who already has flown off to a new home) is a recent addition to the PAWS family. Though he may not deliver presents like the reindeer he's named after, Donner will deliver a lifetime of love and fun for many years to come. This very affectionate cat is probably part Maine Coon. Why don't you come to the center and meet this sweet deer, oh, we mean dear!, and see if he can't talk you into taking him home.

ADOPTED 2/28/11

 

Duchess
 

Duchess

Duchess' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 1/1/10

Duchess came to PAWS as a young mother with a litter of 6 kittens. She cared for and nursed the kittens until they were ready to be placed for adoption. You can read about these guys in their bio below. Now that Duchess's job as a nursing mom is finished, she too is looking to find a special place to call home. Curious, caring and nurturing best describe this pretty girl.

ADOPTED 1/21/11

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Edmund
 

Edmund

Edmund's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 05/06/09

"If my namesake could climb Mount Everest, surely I can find a home!"

Edmund was one of six kittens named for Explorers. They were born last spring to beautiful Abigail, who found her permanent home soon after her kids could be on their own. Edmund is an older "kit-teen" now....handsome and at the same time fun and playful. He is a gentle spirit and yes, he's still adventurous. But...a little irony here....Edmund seems to fear being dropped when he is held. So if you must pick him up, please hold him tightly and low to the floor.

From holiday foster mom - January 2011

"I fostered this beautiful fellow over the holidays, along with his brother Christopher.  At first, they were tentative, but after a short while, they warmed up to both me and Mac and would greet us when we arrived.  (Mostly, that was in anticipation of food!) 

Anyway, Edmund was the more outwardly friendly of the two.  Toward the end of his time with us, he'd readily snuggle with me and, if I were lying down, he'd first "head-butt" me in the arm-pit, then gradually get bolder and sit with his front paws on my chest, resting his chin there too.  Several times he got all the way on top of me, moving closer and closer to my face as he lay there.  Lots of purring!

Edmund still doesn't like being picked up, but given time and love, he'll become a very affectionate and loving companion. Although the two boys have been together since birth, they would probably do fine in the same home or separately. Both used the litterbox perfectly and their scratching post." --Judy

"I can hardly contain myself I'm SOOOO excited. My brother, Christopher's family came back for ME! I get to be with Chris again, and finally, I'm goin' home!" -- Ed

ADOPTED 2/19/11

 

Fidget
 

Fidget

Fidget's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/1/2003

Fidget is such an outgoing guy, he no more walked in the door when he was whisked back out again to a loving new home.

ADOPTED 5/20/11

 

Fingers and Elliot
 

Fingers and Elliot

Fingers and Elliot's Bio at the Time of Adoption:


Fingers (above) Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair;  FIV+

Born:  ~February 2008

Elliot (below) Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair, FIV+

Born: ~March 2007

Fingers and Elliot are best friends in search of a special adopter who will adopt them both.  Could it be you?  At their request, they are now residing at the center full-time hoping this will give them a better chance of finding their long-awaited home.  Fingers is exuberant and playful while Elliot is gentle and shy.  They bonded as foster brothers, love spending time together and most definitely want to go home together.

Fingers and Elliot test positive for the feline immunodeficiency virus, FIV.   Both were strays who we believe were attacked and bitten by infected cats who transmitted the virus to them.  It doesn't mean that Fingers or Elliot are sickly or that they will become sickly any time soon. Many FIV+ cats live long, relatively disease-free lives. They just need families willing to give them some extra care.  They should stay exclusively indoors and visit the vet regularly so that anything that could be brewing can be identified and treated as early as possible. They cannot transmit FIV to humans or to dogs. Placement with FIV negative cats would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The general health of the FIV- cat(s) and their propensity toward aggressive play, fighting or biting would be determining factors.

PAWS volunteers can give you more information about FIV and tell you more about Fingers and Elliot.  They're such dear cats, they deserve a loving home of their own!

FINALLY FOUND IT...to the delight of everyone who has come to know and love these wonderful boys!


ADOPTED TOGETHER 1-14-11

 

Flower kittens
 

Flower kittens

Flower kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Lily: F DMH torbie, mostly grey
Rosie: F DSH tortie, more tan/peach
Sage: M-neutered, DSH grey tabby, stub tail
Daisy: F DSH tortie, mostly black

DOB: 6/6/2010

(Featured in the photo is Sage).

Like just about all kittens, this bunch of 4 is curious and very playful.


11/22/10: "Hey! What about me?? My sisters all have been adopted and now there's just me. Don't let my 2" tail turn you off. It's unique...and what does a cat need a big long tail for anyhow? I think it'd just be in the way. They tell me there's no place like home for the holidays, so...not much time left. Please come and meet me NOW. - Love, Sage"

From foster mom: Sage is nosy and playful. He loves both kids and adults, but most of all, give him a lap and you've got a happy, snoozin' cat. :)


ADOPTED 10/10/10 - Rosie & Daisy

ADOPTED 10/10/10 - Lily

ADOPTED 2/19/11 -Sage

 

Foxy
 

Foxy

Foxy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 6/1/10

Found on a local street with no mom or siblings in sight, Foxy is a growing boy and a very handsome one with beautiful *gold* eyes. Understandably, he's a bit cautious and shy, but he enjoys petting once he feels comfortable and he seems to be a budding "talker" :) Foxy gets along well with the other kitties in his foster home...was probably pretty darned lonely out there all by himself! He's looking for a home where he will get the love and nurturing he missed as a young'un. Could your home be the right one for Foxy? Come to the Center and meet him....see if he'll talk you into taking him home!

ADOPTED 2/27/11

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Fred & Lee
 

Fred & Lee

Fred & Lee's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Fred - Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 6/1/2010

Lee - Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 6/1/2010

Following the example of Coriander, Sage and some others, Fred and Lee decided not to hang around for a "bio". They told their new families all they needed to know!.

Fred is on the left, Lee on the right.

ADOPTED 4/23/11 - Fred

ADOPTED 4/20/11 - Lee

 

Gable
 

Gable

Gable's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 4/27/10

Gable: M-neutered, DSH, orange and white

Gable's original listing is with his siblings under Ava's co-stars.

ADOPTED 3/12/11 - Gable

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Ginger
 

Ginger

Ginger's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 9/1/2009

Barely graced the doorstep of the adoption center and....just like that, ADOPTED!

ADOPTED 11/7/11

 

Golf Course kittens
 

Golf Course kittens

Golf Course kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 5/6/2010

Lily - Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
Cornelia - Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
Fluffy - Female, Domestic longhair

Lily, Cornelia and Fluffy are three great-looking and affectionate cats who were born in the maintenance area of a golf course....thus their title "The Golf Course Kittens". Sadly, they were orphaned very young when their mother was hit by a car. Fluffy has been adopted, so we'll tell you a little about Lily and Cornelia.

LILY of the Valley, as her foster granddad calls her, is super friendly and affectionate. She loves people and will come to you right off seeking attention. One of Lily's favorite things is to lie on her back, on your lap, while you rub her belly. CORNELIA will take a few minutes to warm up to you, but once she does, she's your best friend forever! She has a good disposition....no biting or scratching from this girl....and is generally low-key. But she does like to talk, so prepare for some interesting conversation.

Lily and Cornelia have been fostered with a number of non-sibling cats and both get along great with their fellow felines. Meet these delightful girls now! They're at a great age -- no more kitten messes and trouble-making, but still young and kitten-like in all the fun ways. They may be adopted separately, but why not double your fun and adopt them both?

Featured in the photo is Cornelia.

ADOPTED 4/9/11 - Fluffy

ADOPTED 8/20/11 - Lily

ADOPTED 9/16/11 - Cornelia

 

Gus
 

Gus

Gus' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 7/1/2004

SUPER-friendly fellow! Didn't take Gus but a flash to find his forever person. :)


ADOPTED 11/18/11

 

Heath
 

Heath

Heath's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic medium hair

DOB: 9/14/2009

Hi from me too - Pez (see pic above) told you that we're sister and brother, but she didn't tell you how we got these names! You see, our mom is Hershey...as in Hershey Bar, the Hershey Chocolate Factory....so of course we have candy names too. Doesn't hurt that we're also very sweet...at least Pez is, don't know if you want to call a guy "sweet". Affectionate may be a better word for me. :)

Like Pez says, we're high energy...just like those candy bars...and we love to play. But while Pez likes to be petted a lot, I want to be petted ALL the time. I suppose I could drive you nuts with it. And when you stop petting me, I'll nip at your hand. It's not a *bite*...just a tiny "hey, where you goin'?" nip. You've probably run into cats who'll nip at you when they've had enough of petting and want you to stop....that's pretty common, I'm told. What I'm saying, though, is "DON'T stop!" It doesn't hurt, but foster mom is trying to get me to cease and desist with this anyway. Don't want to make a big deal of it, just thought you ought to know so you don't misunderstand and get scared away. I'm very sweet...er...affectionate ...and I'm lots of fun. I also think I'm pretty catgone handsome! -- Love, Heath

ADOPTED with sister Pez 6/20/11

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Henna
 

Henna

Henna's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/1/2009

A petite, sleek, and beautiful cat, Henna will work hard to capture your attention and keep it. If you start to pet her, she'll sit still for a bit, but then she'll roll onto her back encouraging you to never stop. If you do, she'll sit up again and rub noses hoping that will get you to start petting her again. Henna is just the sweetest girl who has a lot of love to share!

ADOPTED 4/8/11

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Iris's kittens
 

Iris's kittens

Iris's kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

D.O.B. 4/12/11

Tulip-Female, Domestic shorthair
Violet-Female, Domestic shorthair
Buttercup-Female, Domestic shorthair

From left to right...Tulip, Buttercup, Violet

What a scary beginning for these sweet spring flowers! To learn about their early days, read mama Iris's story above. And credit a very good mom for keeping the girls safe!

Despite their "days on the road", Tulip, Violet and Buttercup are...well....typical kittens! Like mom, they are friendly and love people, and like most kittens, they are VERY playful and busy, busy, busy. What else can we say? Oh yes, they're also very cute. :) Unlike mom who might prefer to be a one and only, Tulip and Violet (Buttercup already has found her permanent home) get along great with the other kitties in their foster home. They'd be a great pair to adopt together, but either one would get along well with another kitten or adult. If you're a tortie lover, here are two great little torties waiting for you....and someday, they might even tell you about life on the road! :)
 
ADOPTED 6/25/11 - Buttercup

ADOPTED 7/9/11 - Violet

ADOPTED 8/1/11 - Tulip

 

Iris
 

Iris

Iris' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/31/2009

Pretty Iris and her "flower children", Buttercup, Tulip and Violet, were found playing along a road with no one in sight who would appear to be searching for them. Not a very good place to raise three lovely kids! One can never be sure when approaching a family like this whether the kitties are friendly or feral, but it turned out that Iris and kids had been socialized somewhere along the way. They were no strangers to people and in fact, all are very friendly, they enjoy people and go out of their way to seek affection.

Iris was a good and protective mom. She had to be in order to keep her family safe and teach the kids the "rules of the road." Even though she's now safe and secure and the kids are gone, Iris can be a bit moody with other cats at first. Just take it easy, introduce her slowly and she'll do fine, as she does with the other cats in her foster home. Or let her focus all her attention on you as your one and only! Iris is active, very playful, loving and doesn't mind being held as so many cats do. You can't go wrong with this lovely mom with the empty nest. A great family cat!


ADOPTED 11/7/11

 

Jarlsberg
 

Jarlsberg

Jarlsberg's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male - DSH
DOB: 4/30/11

This dear fellow came to us with a large, nasty abscess on his neck just below his cheek. When the wound was cleaned, it left a hole so huge that the little guy was named after a cheese known for its large holes....Jarlsberg (pro. Yarlsberg) of course! :) To keep the open wound from getting re-infected, PAWS volunteers had to pack it twice a day with.....sugar! As you might imagine, the volunteers...and Jarlsberg...had fun with that. But the wound healed quickly and kitty's now good as new.

Jarlsberg is a bit shy until he gets comfortable in a new environment. Housed in the lobby of the adoption center on weekends, he sometimes burrows himself tightly between his bed and the side of the enclosure, so you really have to look closely to find him. But once he's relaxed, he's playful, has a wonderful purrrrrr, is very gentle and loves to be held. Jarlsberg gets along well with the other kitties in his weekday foster home and would be a great choice to adopt as one of a twosome.

ADOPTED 9/4/11

 

Jesse
 

Jesse

Jesse's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 06/01/09

"Who says cats can't sit up and beg? Just look, I'm begging you to adopt me!"

Jesse is an adorable and playful two-year old. She's still a little shy at the adoption center, but she hopes someone will realize this is just her "center persona" and will give her a chance at home. What you see is not what you get.....often it's SO much more. If you click on the photo, you can see another picture of Jesse and see just how curious she is. The lower picture is of her playmate, Lea, who was adopted last year. Jesse got a new center roommate, Winnie, but she's still hoping to follow in Lea's footsteps as soon as she can. She knows she's a great cat with a lot to offer, and really doesn't know why she's STILL at the center.

ADOPTED (with friend Winnie) 8/20/11

 

Jester
 

Jester

Jester's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male, neutered, Domestic shorthair

D.O.B. 6/1/05

"I've got the best of all possible bios. I found a home! Thanks for all you've done, PAWS, but I'm outta here!" -- J

ADOPTED 4/25/11

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Joy's kittens
 

Joy's kittens

Joy's kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 4/20/11

Happy, M, Domestic shorthair
Merry, F, Domestic shorthair
Jolly, M, Domestic shorthair
Glee, F, Domestic long-hair

What's not to smile and be joyful about when it comes to kittens? Born to Joy, whose bio you can read above, there are 4 in this litter. Two flew the coop before most of the volunteers at PAWS could even meet them! Much to the delight of Happy and Merry! Now Jolly and Glee, the remaining 2, hope to find their forever homes. If it's happiness and love you're looking for, then look no farther than these two cuties!

Jolly is featured in the photo.

ADOPTED 7/2/11 - Happy & Merry
ADOPTED 7/10/11 - Glee
ADOPTED 7/10/11 - Jolly

 

Julia (Child)
 

Julia (Child)

Julia (Child)'s Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/5/09

The mother to the Dessert kittens, Julia is so very petite you can hardly believe she's a mom! She's also very affectionate.....loves to sit in a lap and be petted.

Happy Valentine's Day, dear Julia!

Adopted 2/14/11

 

Juniper
 

Juniper

Juniper's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 4/1/2009

Shoot a hole-in-one on 6....Adopt Juniper!

So what in the world are we talking about? Well you see, Juniper, her mom, two sisters, and several girlfriends (perhaps related, perhaps not) came to PAWS during the Masters Golf Tournament, which was played at the Augusta National Golf Club in early April. In honor of the tournament, these extremely outgoing, affection-craving cats collectively are known as "The Augusta Girls". Individually, each girl is named for a hole on the course, each hole carrying the name of a flower. Hole no. 6 is Juniper!

A tiny girl for her age...about 2 yrs...Juniper is a dear. She can be a little "yacky", but she's so people-oriented that she's just calling out for someone to pay attention to her. Juni plays like a kitten, doesn't mind being held, and having come from such a big, extended family, she is good with other cats. So if you're a golfer, adopt pretty Junipurr and you'll forever have your lucky charm for hole no. 6, wherever you play! :) If you're not a golfer, adopt Juni 'cause she's such a sweet and lovely cat.

ADOPTED 5/11/11

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Keegan
 

Keegan

Keegan's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair - FeLV+

DOB: 7/1/2010

If it's love your looking for, then look no farther. A lovebug, Keegan likes to nuzzle his foster mom while he falls asleep on her shoulders. His purr is so loud, you can hear it down the hall, she also reports. If you sit down, Keegan will make himself right at home in your lap. And if it's a conversation you want to have, we hear Keegan's quite the talker! He gets along with his foster family's other FeLV+ cat and their puppy, so we know he'll do well in a home with other pets. Come on down and say hello, Keegan is sure to win your heart!

Keegan tested positive for the Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV), meaning that he will be placed as an only cat, with other FeLV+ cats or with dogs, but not with feline leukemia negative cats. He must have an indoor-only home, regular wellness exams and quick attention paid to any signs of illness. For more information, please inquire at the center....you might also want to check out: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html).

ADOPTED 5/26/11

 

Kerry
 

Kerry

Kerry's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male
DSH, black & white tuxedo
DO: 12/26/2010

Kerry's original listing is with his sister Ciaran.

ADOPTED 4/16/11 - Kerry

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Kiki
 

Kiki

Kiki's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/1/2003

Calling all tortie lovers! Kiki may be the tortie for you. Kiki is a very smart little cat. She's shy at first, but in the short time she's been with us, she has opened up to the volunteers and reaches out for pets. She loves to be gently rubbed, with both hands, from head to tail, then rolls on her side for more. Kiki and her brother Fidget, who has been adopted, came to PAWS due to allergy/asthma in their family.

Kiki's favorite things? Playing and watching the birds from a windowsill. String and feathers and dolls. Yes, dolls! She'll play with small dolls, like a mid-size Polly pocket or even a Barbie, carrying them around in her mouth by the hair. Ouch! But string is by far her favorite. Family nicknames were "Princess" and "Kiki Nut". :) Kiki's least favorite things? The vacuum cleaner...of course... and dogs. Because of these least favorites and being generally a little shy, she does need a safe place to get away from it all sometimes. She would be very comfortable in small, cozy living quarters....she's not a cat who needs a lot of space.

Kiki adores her momma, Kitsey, who is still waiting to come to PAWS. Kitsey and Kiki have been together for 8 years, and although Kitsey tests positive for FIV, neither Kiki nor any of her six siblings ever has tested positive for the virus. Mom and daughter would love to find a family who would take them home together. Ask a PAWS adoption counselor for more information about Kiki's mom and FIV.

ADOPTED 7/2/11

 

Knit & Purl
 

Knit & Purl

Knit & Purl's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Knit
Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair, black w/brown
DOB: 6/1/2009

Purl
Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair, black
DOB: 6/1/2009

These two cuties are extremely friendly and easy to handle. They will follow you anywhere you go, they simply can't get enough attention! Not the biggest cats you've ever met, but they more than make up for it with their big hearts! In this month of love, maybe one of them is the perfect Valentine for you?

Knit is featured in the photo.

ADOPTED 2/17/11 - Purl

ADOPTED 2/26/11 - Knit

 

Kristen
 

Kristen

Kristen's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/10/2009

Kristen has had an interesting start.  She was named for the most famous female escape artist we could identify, Kristen Johnson.  We think her littermates were caught two years ago and Kristen escaped capture, but last year she reappeared with five kittens of her own. What better names to choose for the kids but names of famous magicians! Remember Houdini, Penn, Teller, etc.?

Kristen is friendly, but shy and a little slow to warm up to some people.  She will instinctively know if you are to be her new family.  She sometimes allows a complete stranger to walk right up to her and pet her, but she will not let her foster dad do that!!  Although she is not much for being picked up, she will be a total lap cat for the right person.  She spends as much time as she can in her foster mom's lap.  If you ask a volunteer to allow you to pet her, she will probably start purring very quickly. 

Kristen has been getting along with many different cats in the time that she has been living with her foster family.  Please consider pretty Kristen even though, at first, you might find her looking quite unhappy in her litter box at the Center. She'll come around if she senses you may be "the one"!

ADOPTED 11/20/11

 

Kuna
 

Kuna

Kuna's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male - neutered, Domestic medium-hair
DOB: 10/1/2009

Hi! My name is Kuna. My foster mom found me lying on the side of the road after I got hit by a car. I was feral, badly injured, and in desperate need of some love and (medical) attention. I weighed in at a measly 5 pounds, all skin and bones and patchy fur. I lived at the vet's for 3 weeks recovering from the accident, but now I'm in great shape! Here I am 6 months later - robust, happy, and fluffy as you can see in my photo. The thumbnail photo shows me right after I got home from the vet. Foster mom calls me Kuna - short for Hakuna Matata, the Swahili phrase for "no worries." After I got settled in at my foster home, I made it quite clear that I want nothing but the good life with no worries and lots of love. It was months before I even took an interest in looking out a window. Why would I? I get all the food, safety, and love I want inside with a good family - who'd want to go out there with the dangerous cars and no food? Will you be my new forever family who will give me nothing but love, security, and an endless supply of meals? In return, I like to be petted, scratched, carried, and hugged. Sometimes, when you pick me up, I even hug back!
--Love Kuna

ADOPTED 12/4/11

 

Lady
 

Lady

Lady's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/15/2010

Along with sister Missy, I'm the only other "movie dog" left. My brothers, sisters Perdita and Missy and I all have similar, great dispositions. But I am the most petite and delicate of all, so I really don't understand. Aren't I cuddly enough? Aren't I cute enough? My foster mom thinks I am, but I guess people haven't noticed yet. I hope someone will notice soon! Mom says that whoever does take me home will be rewarded with a well-behaved little lady who will curl up next to you and purr...and purr...'til I fall asleep.

I'm a good communicator - I purr a lot when I'm content, and on those few occasions when I'm not (like being in a carrier in a moving car), I'm very vocal about it! I'm used to being around other cats, but I can be a little nervous at first with people I don't know. Since I've been chosen to go to Wiscoy, guess I'll get used to meeting new people and will learn something too about real dogs, not just "movie dogs"! Just give me a little time....and most of all, give me a chance for a loving, lifetime home!" -- Lady

(June 2, 2011 - Lady is happy to report that she soon will be going home with her sister Perdita!)

ADOPTED 6/6/11

 

Ladybug's kittens
 

Ladybug's kittens

Ladybug's kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Junebug: F-spayed, DSH torbie, 1 orange ear
Honeybee: F-spayed, DSH tortie w/black ears
Katydid: F DSH orange and white w/white face
Cricket: M-neutered DSH orange and white w/orange face

DOB: 6/5/10

Having been raised by a loving, caring mom, Ladybug's kittens all are exceptionally friendly and...like most kittens....love to play. Cricket is the most curious and energetic one of the family, while Honeybee and Junebug are the "purr-boxes" who prefer being held and cuddled. Honeybee goes so far as to express her appreciation for the attention by giving (sloppy) nose kisses. :)

Hurry in to the Center and meet these dear kids - they're growing up fast!

Featured in the photo is Cricket.

ADOPTED 10/3/10 - Katydid

ADOPTED 1/15/11 - Junebug

ADOPTED 3/12/11 - Honeybee

ADOPTED 4/10/11 - Cricket

 

Laramie
 

Laramie

Laramie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/22/2010

Laramie is somewhat standoffish, but will allow petting from a distance. He talks to you and leads you to his dish when he's hungry and loves to play with the laser pointer! Laramie wanders the house all day and loves to sleep in his fosters' bed at night. He's getting more comfortable with his fosters and will sometimes come to get pets, especially when he sees one of them petting another cat!

Though he was terrified of the large "people creatures" who found him and his siblings, with plenty of TLC in his foster home, he has come a long way. These days he thinks humans...and even DOGS...might be okay. Give him and his brother Bailey (whose bio you can read below) a chance, just a teeny bit more to go in a loving, patient home.

ADOPTED 10/2/11

 

Lonesome Dove kittens
 

Lonesome Dove kittens

Lonesome Dove kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

McCrae and Call - Males, Domestic shorthair
Newt and JJ - Males-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/19/2011

"We are the Lonesome Dove Kittens - four cowboys looking for our homes on the range."

Like the men in Lonesome Dove, a western TV miniseries based on the book by Larry McMurtry, our four kittens knew their way around horses. They started life on a horse farm. But unlike their movie counterparts, they have not set their sights on Montana. They're ready to embark on their journey into lifetime homes. Like McCrae and Call in the movie, our McCrae and Call are the leaders of the gang. But we'll let them speak for themselves.

McCrae: "Foster Mom (FM) says we're all sweet, but anyone who saw the movie knows I am the most charming of the bunch. Look into my enormous eyes and fall in love! What do you have to say for yourself, Woodrow?"

Call (Woodrow Call): "Yep. Want forever homes."

McCrae: "See that? Call is a man...er...cat, of few words. But he's a deep thinker and surely loves our FM. You might call him a Momma's boy. I won't - at least not to his face."

Newt: "FM says she thinks she knows now how I lost part of my tail. I'm fearless and adventurous. I break new ground all the time, showing my brothers how to jump and climb."

July Johnson (JJ): "It's good that I'm a black kitty....lets me blend in with FM's shadow as I follow her around the house. Like July in the movie, I'm stubborn and persistent. I stick with a thing until I get it right - though sometimes FM and I disagree on what's right. We're working on that. She'll come around!"

Foster Mom (FM): "Call, McCrea, and Newt are unique tabbies. I think Call and Newt are tricolor males which is rare--each has black, gold-tan and white fur. JJ has a faint black-on-black marking that is intriguing. They can't lasso anything with their sisal rope scratching posts and pads, but they surely do love them."

JJ now has his own listing.

Featured in the photo is July. Click on the thumbnail to see the all of the kittens...Call (top left), Newt (top right), McCrae (bottom left) and July (bottom right).

ADOPTED 9/3/11 - McCrae

ADOPTED 9/10/11 - Call

ADOPTED 11/19/11 - Newt

Application pending - July Johnson (JJ)

 

MacGyver
 

MacGyver

MacGyver's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 9/30/2010

I'm MacGyver, named after the intelligent, resourceful secret agent, Angus MacGyver, in a popular TV adventure series of the '80's and early '90's. Like TV's MacGyver, I prefer non-violent solutions to problems, thus I go along with the program when it comes to grooming, nail-trimming, using my scratcher instead of foster mom's furniture, and co-habiting with mom's two BIG dogs, Lassie and Dexter (D's the REALLY big one)! And like the TV guy, I defer fancy, high-tech stuff to others and instead amuse myself with everyday things. For example, foster mom's sister gave me my favorite present of all time....a paper bag! There are SO many things I can do with it.....like gettin' in there and ambushing Dexter dog. :) By contrast, my foster grandma bought me a little hopping bunny for Easter (see it in the picture?), and neither Dexter dog nor I are too sure about this thing. (For Dexter's take on it, click on the larger image).

I'm a very happy, friendly guy, growing like a weed, and "full of it", says foster mom. When I was a little kid, I had a chronic upper respiratory problem, but I seem to be outgrowing it, although I still do sneeze and make snarfly noises occasionally. I love to follow Lassie and Dexter around and enjoy imitating them by rolling on my back and asking for tummy rubs....from mom, not from the dogs. :) I talk when I want pets....or dinner....but I'm also pretty independent, so you needn't worry about entertaining me all the time. I can keep myself quite busy, thank you. My absolute favorite activity is playing with a door knob teaser toy. This thing has a little canvas butterfly filled with catnip and a tail of ribbons I can chase and swat around. Again, a simple, inexpensive thing....but oh so much fun! When I need a rest, I hop up in the window and enjoy the breeze, sights and sounds of the outdoors, but I'm not at all wild about trying to get out. -- Love, MacGyver

ADOPTED 11/3/11

 

Mae
 

Mae

Mae's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair/Persian mix

D.O.B. ~01/01/05

Sweet Mae is another very lucky survivor of Hurricane Katrina. Her small stature belies her age of 5-1/2 years! Mae is a gentle, lovely and loving girl. She seeks human attention and petting, but like so many cats, she doesn't like to be picked up and toted around for very long.   She prefers to sit/stand on a lap and be petted, but wants the freedom to leave when she wants to.


Mae likes to strut around and show everyone just how beautiful she is by "posing" and rubbing against the furniture. Unfortunately, this posturing grabs the attention of her male roommates, fellow Katrina Kats Cheddar and Lefty! Mae does not appreciate their advances, however, particularly when one of them intrudes upon her private domain....which they are inclined to do. Although Mae has lived with other cats her whole life, considering her royal lineage, can you blame her for wanting to be queen of her castle?

'TIS "MAE DAY"! :)

ADOPTED 1/19/11
 

 

Magnolia
 

Magnolia

Magnolia's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed
Domestic medium-hair
DOB: 4/1/2008

Magnolia is one of nine PAWS kitties named after holes on the Augusta National Golf Course in celebration of this year's Masters Tournament. Magnolia is named for hole no.5 and is mom to Juniper, Carolina Cherry and Camellia (named for holes 6,9 and 10 respectively).

Maggie, as her foster mom calls her, is a beautiful LITTLE kitty. Foster mom says she likes to be close to you at all times, not necessarily being held, but always in the same room so she can see what you're doing and "help". Maggie loves to play and chases her toys all around the house, throwing them in the air and wrestling with them. While playing she sometimes will give you little love bites, but she seems to know not to bite hard. She doesn't realize how sharp her claws are, though, so regular nail trimming and teaching her where scratching is permitted and where it's not will be a must. Foster mom is working on that.

ADOPTED 8/28/11

 

Maia
 

Maia

Maia's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 4/27/10

"I'm one of my mom, Annabelle's two remaining "font" kittens, named after different styles of typeface. My original name was Maiandra, but gosh....that moniker is too stodgy and cumbersome, so I asked that it be shortened to "Maia". If you spent time with mom, you know what a mild-mannered, laidback lady she is. I, on the other hand, am somewhat of a "diva"....at least that's what foster mom says. I do like to be in charge of the other kittens in my foster home, especially the ones who've arrived after me. I'm just teaching them the rules of the house after all! I hiss a little and bat 'em around, but it's short-lived. Come back later and you'll find me snuggled up with one of 'em.

I'm almost 10 mo. old - fun, playful and curious as kittens are. But hey! You'll miss out on my kittenhood if you don't adopt me soon! I'm ready to go home!" -- Maia

ADOPTED 3/5/11

 

Mama Petal
 

Mama Petal

Mama Petal's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/1/2006

A poster child for Spay/Neuter if there ever was one!

Mom to Bunny, Clover and Sprout, Noah and Allie....all of whom made their way to PAWS... Mama Petal raised six litters of kittens within four years! We have no idea how many kids in all, exactly what happened to the others, nor all the fine details of her all-too-common story. We do know that Mama herself is just a little over 5 yrs. old.....and the dear girl is worn out. :( Visit her in her room at the Center and you'll see her curled up in her bed taking a much needed and well-deserved rest. Although a little wary of people....possible sight loss in one eye due to an old injury might contribute to that....she's beginning to enjoy attention and lifts her head in anticipation of being rubbed under her chin. A new life awaits, Petal! Time perhaps to shed the "Mama" moniker, begin again and maybe start searching for your lost kittenhood!

Petal is a gentle soul who needs a gentle person with the patience to allow her to blossom at her own pace. She has been the nurturer and now needs to be nurtured. Toys didn't seem to interest her at first. It's doubtful she knew what they were! We've been working at that, and now she finds the wands and laser dot quite intriguing. While she had no interest in contending with the two more dominant cats in her room, they're gone now and Ms. Petal is the most outgoing of the current roomies! She uses her litterbox faithfully and moves freely about the room, more often when she thinks no one is peeking. :)

Petal just needs time to come into her own. Her kids all have been adopted. Now it's time for this loving mom, whose mothering days are finally done, to find someone willing to give her a chance at the good life she deserves but has never known.

ADOPTED 12/15/11

 

Mandy
 

Mandy

Mandy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/1/2008

Mandy and her siblings came to PAWS as kittens, living in a foster home during the week and never getting over the fear of weekends caged in a strange, sometimes noisy place. So we decided to leave Mandy and one of her brothers "home" for awhile and allow brother Sandy to acclimate to Center life by staying full-time. It took time, but the strategy worked and Sandy was adopted last Spring. Then it was Mandy's turn and over time, she's made great strides.


Foster mom tells us that once upon a time, Mandy would prance on her tippy-toes and rub against the table legs just out of reach....a comical display of approach/avoidance. Mom would have to catch her, but once in her arms, Mandy warmed quickly to petting and cuddling. Accepting affection without being held was the next step. Trust is very important to Mandy and she is wary of new people who move too fast, speak too loudly or position themselves in such a way that she feels cornered. PAWS volunteers learned the lesson quickly, and the very soft, slow, gentle approach has her now seeking attention and wanting to play. Mandy's tiny voice has a raspy quality that sounds like she has a cold! She's just talking "Mandy talk" which in itself shows what a long way she has come from the cowering kitten hiding under her bedding. Oh you can expect a perfunctory hiss if you come on too fast, but what's a little hiss among friends?


Mandy wouldn't be a good choice for a family with small children, but she likes her foster mom's two big, gentle dogs! She has a good appetite and perfect litterbox habits. With her confidence growing day by day, Mandy is ready to start looking for a home of her own.

ADOPTED 10/9/11

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Marzipan
 

Marzipan

Marzipan's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, front-declawed
Domestic Medium hair, calico
DOB: 1/29/2007

A striking calico with beautiful eyes, Marzipan's past is unknown to us. A curious girl, she likes to watch everything going on around her. With so much that's new to her here at the center, she has a lot to explore and learn, but she doesn't seem to mind. She likes attention too, after all, who can say no to a back rub?

ADOPTED 2/23/11

 

Mayberry Gang
 

Mayberry Gang

Mayberry Gang's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 4/16/2010

Andy: M-neutered, DSH, reddish
Barney: M, DMH, tan/reddish
Bea: F, DMH, light & dark grey tabby
Opie: M-neutered, DMH, fluffy light red tabby

Meet the gang from Mayberry RFD- in this case RFD stands for Real Furry Delights. This cutie is Opie, the only RFD still available. Littermates Bea, Barney & Andy are now all enjoying life in their own homes. Why don't you come down and meet the one remaining Mayberry and see what fun handsome Opie can add to your life?


ADOPTED 8/4/10 - Barney

ADOPTED 8/18/10 - Bea

ADOPTED 2/12/11 - Andy

ADOPTED 3/11/11 - Opie

 

Meg
 

Meg

Meg's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, spayed
Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/25/11


Meg's original listing with with her siblings under Little Women.


ADOPTED 12/17/11 - Meg

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Melissa
 

Melissa

Melissa's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/15/11

Pretty Melissa has a unique look about her with curly whiskers, lots of leopard-like spots and a double coat, the top being wavy and coarse. She was found as a tiny kitten with no sign of mom, no siblings and no human looking for her. Two presumed siblings, found later, were adopted by someone in the neighborhood.

Melissa is quiet and shy around people, but will immediately purr once she's in someone's arms or in foster mom's bed. She loves to play with her foster brothers and sisters, but gets along with cats of all ages. Melissa and the other kittens love sleeping on the highest perches of their cat tree and enjoy the view from the large windows on the enclosed porch. They also enjoy the many sisal scratchers throughout the house, each cat vying for the top position, with the victor balancing on the very top looking quite pleased with him or herself. They also use the scratchers as intended! :) Melissa also wants you to know that she doesn't have bad habits like jumping on counters or tables!

Looking for a cat who looks like a Serengeti? Look no further than Melissa!

ADOPTED 12/19/11

 

Micah
 

Micah

Micah's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male, DSH
DOB: 4/23/2011

No need for a bio on this dear fellow. Micah has been invited to stay forever and always with his foster family! No more weekend "vacations" at the Adoption Center. The little guy is thrilled and so are foster mom and dad. :)

ADOPTED 8/27/11

 

Midge
 

Midge

Midge's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/15/2009

Tiny Midge is mom to the six World Cup kittens, all of whom are off in their permanent homes. We knew Midge's time would come and.....so it has!

ADOPTED 12/1/11

 

Mikey
 

Mikey

Mikey's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 08/15/07

.....a.k.a. Big Mike

Call him what you will, this fellow is the very gentlest of giants.  His adopter can have lots of fun helping him shed a few pounds in play! Mikey has a brother named Sam who is a big guy too, but Big Mike clearly wins the hulk award! Mikey and Sam have never been apart. At first thought to be closely bonded, they've shown their independence since coming to PAWS, and it now appears that they'd both do fine if adopted separately.

ADOPTED 2/26/11

 

Mimi
 

Mimi

Mimi's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Mimi-Female, Domestic shorthair

D.O.B. 3/15/11


Mimi's original bio can be found with her siblings under the Opera kittens.

ADOPTED 5/28/11 - Mimi

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Miss Ellie
 

Miss Ellie

Miss Ellie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/28/2008

Pretty Miss Ellie is a very loving young gal. She'll snuggle in your lap....on her terms of course. She's a cat after all! Miss Ellie really does like to have people around her....which is why she's now at PAWS looking for a new home. Much as her previous owner loves her, she works long hours and doesn't have the time for Miss Ellie that she needs and deserves.

With Miss Ellie, you don't need a shrieking alarm clock to jolt you awake in the morning! Count on Ellie to cuddle with you at bedtime and then gently lick your face when it's time for breakfast! Ellie is playful and looks forward to her playtime. Although it may take her a little while to warm up to them, Ellie is fine with other animals and kids. Sound like the perfect cat for you? Then come to the Center in a hurry and ask to meet Miss Ellie. She won't be with us for long!

ADOPTED 10/24/11

 

Missy
 

Missy

Missy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/15/2010

Missy and her sister Lady are two of the girls in the family named after movie dogs (because they came to PAWS from a local dog kennel). Missy has long been the one who will not be bound by arbitrary things like baby gates or (indoor) doors. She wants to be everywhere and see everything. She loves hanging out with her siblings and foster siblings. Whenever she sees something new, she stops and stares at it for a second, then bounds over to check it out. She's also affectionate and loves to be with her foster mom, at least when she's tired enough to sit still for a minute. And just like Lady and brothers Beethoven and The Tramp (all three now adopted), when she's happy she has a very loud purrrrr!

ADOPTED 12/9/11

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Moe
 

Moe

Moe's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 04/01/09

Moe is the sweetest and most reserved of the three boys. He is very even-tempered, patient and kind and has a calm, philosophical way about him, preferring to be up high so he can observe and evaluate the goings on before joining in the action.


To some extent, Moe is still learning to trust all the new people he's coming into contact with every day at PAWS. He enjoys the company of people, his brothers and the other cats, but initially he's a bit cautious. Nothing wrong with that...in fact, pretty smart cat! When he gets some quiet, private time with a volunteer, he loves to sit in a lap and be brushed. So whatever you do, don't overlook Moe if you don't see him when you first come into the Cattery. Just look up and you'll see a handsome, mostly white with orange fellow sizing YOU up from on high!

ADOPTED 2/19/11

 

Moko & Dos
 

Moko & Dos

Moko & Dos' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Moko - Female, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 7/21/2010

Dos - Female, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 6/21/2010

Moko is a beautiful tortie who was rescued from an abusive situation where her mother was killed. She is very smart, also very curious and refined - a prim and proper lady. She walks with her tail down most of the time because it is so short compared to other kittens' tails ....less likely to get in the way or get caught, we tell her! Moko likes to sleep with her foster mom, and although she is not a sibling of Dos, the two get along well together.

Dos does have siblings, both of whom have been adopted. Their names? Uno and Tres of course...for those of you who know a little Spanish. :) Dos is a dare devil...she will run and jump on foster mom's banister and walk around on it like she hasn't a care in the world! Dos is very playful and loves attention. She not only will sleep on the bed with foster mom at night, but will sleep ON her at night and during the day! She'll be a great lap cat for someone who enjoys spending time watching TV.

Dos is the featured cat.

ADOPTED - 5/14/11 - Moko & Dos

 

Monty
 

Monty

Monty's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/1/2010

Monty has a lot of energy and loves to play. He is affectionate too, but cuddle time comes after playtime. He loves other cats and dogs too, but may be too lively for young children.


ADOPTED 4/2/11

 

Mountain Kittens
 

Mountain Kittens

Mountain Kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Eight kittens in all -- 5M,3F -- likely born to two different moms, but not even one mom around to care for them when they were rescued. :(


DOB 4/22/2010

HURRY...only two Mountains left!

BAILEY (black & white) is quite shy at first, but once he warms up to you he is affectionate and a typical kitten. He likes to be petted, will jump on your lap to be loved, but he does not feel comfortable being held in your arms (probably thinks he's going into his crate to go to PAWS and would rather stay home and have run of the house)! Bailey likes the fosters' three dogs but hides if they get barky or chase him....can you blame him?


LARAMIE (orange tabby) is somewhat standoffish, but will allow petting from a distance. He talks to you and leads you to his dish when he's hungry and loves to play with the laser pointer! Laramie wanders the house all day and loves to sleep in his fosters' bed at night. He's getting more comfortable with his fosters and will sometimes come to get pets, especially when he sees one of them petting another cat!

Bailey, Laramie and all of their siblings at first were terrified of the large "people creatures" who found them. But with plenty of TLC in their foster home, they've come a long way in acknowledging that humans....and even DOGS.... might be okay. Give one or both of these dear fellows a chance....they've come SO far...just a teeny bit more to go in a loving, patient home.

Featured in the photo is Bailey. Click on the thumbnail to see a photo of Laramie.

ADOPTED 8/18/10 - Denali

ADOPTED 10/24/10 - Nittany

ADOPTED 10/23/10 - Shasta

ADOPTED 12/4/10 - Aspen

ADOPTED 12/18/10 - Diablo

ADOPTED 1/8/11 - Rocky

Bailey and Laramie are still available and have their own listing on the Cats Available page.

 

Ms. Coconut
 

Ms. Coconut

Ms. Coconut's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 2/8/08

"If you've met Prince, don't let his description of me put you off. I'm not snotty like he says, I just like to be the Queen of my Palace. I want to be your one and only. Other felines, I just can't be bothered with, they're so catty. And he's complaining about that collar. Gesh, we most certainly do not look alike. Ok, yeah, so our coats are white, but I have the most beautiful and unusual eyes. Check them out, it's not your imagination, they really are 2 different colors.

But back to the collar...it they'd give me a collar with diamonds on it, I'd wear it! After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend! Can't have too much of a good thing! But it doesn't, so frankly, I'm glad they made him wear it. It's so cheap, it'd just ruin my coat anyways.

I'm not sure how I ended up at this place. But I came with Snickers and I can't find her anywhere. They tell me she's found a new home. Can't imagine why anyone wouldn't pick me first. I'm soooo ready to get outta here. Time to be a queen again! Whenever the kids walk in, I get really excited! Maybe it's their unpredictable nature, but I feel a kindred spirit with them. I keep hoping one of them will stuff me in their jacket and take me home with them! Oh, the adventures we'd have!

ADOPTED 5/3/11

 

Nala & Simba
 

Nala & Simba

Nala & Simba's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 3/15/2011

Nala-Female, Domestic shorthair - black

Simba-Male, Domestic shorthair - classic orange tabby

ADOPTED 6/7/11 - Nala

ADOPTED 6/13/11 - Simba

 

Nandina
 

Nandina

Nandina's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female
DSH, light grey/brown tabby
DOB: 4/15/2009

Nandina original listing is with the Augusta girls.

ADOPTED - 4/23/11 - Nandina

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Nittany Cupcake
 

Nittany Cupcake

Nittany Cupcake's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 6/26/06

My life wasn't always full of cake and ice cream like my name implies. In fact, no one was even sure I would make it, I was in such bad shape when I found my way to PAWS. But hey, I'm a fighter, just like that lion down the street...you know, the thing they call the Nittany Lion. I hear that's where part of my name comes from. Anyway, I digress. I was thin, had bite wounds and other unmentionables that were living off of me! They cleaned me up, gave me antibiotics and voila! I started eating and gaining weight. I'm still not ready to talk about what happened, but I am starting to trust all the people who come into the center and take care of me. I even have a foster mom now...life just gets better and better!

Foster mom says I love to play and am a cuddler. I follow her around the house, always wanting to be nearby. I especially love helping out when she's on the computer...I sprawl out on the keyboard to get her attention. And if that doesn't work, then I lay upside down and make all cute! It works everytime!

Now that I'm all healed, I'm ready to find a forever home to call my own. So hop on over the center and look for me! Maybe together we can discover that life is just a bowl full of cherries (and cupcakes)!

ADOPTED by her foster mom 9/18/11

 

Noah & Allie
 

Noah & Allie

Noah & Allie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 3/7/2011

Allie-Female, Domestic shorthair

Noah-Male, Domestic shorthair

We're Noah & Allie, named after the movie "The Notebook". If you're a sucker for love stories, than you probably already know that. What a great story, huh? Did it make you cry? Well, we promise we won't make you cry. We may be brother and sister, but we love each other too. Sibling love, soulmate love, pet love, it's all good, right?

We're also looking for another love story to happen in our lives. We keep seeing all these people come in, play with us and then leave. We wonder if this is who we've been waiting for? Could this be the one we're meant to be with? We're fun, very playful, and entertaining. Just get out a shoelace and we'll go crazy. You can see Allie playing if you click on our picture. She's cute, isn't she?

We know there's someone special out there for us. Until we meet, whoever you are, kiss, kiss! -- Love Noah & Allie

ADOPTED together - 6/5/11

 

Norman
 

Norman

Norman's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 8/1/2010

"Norman is the PERFECT cat," says one of our volunteers. "He's smart, playful, talkative and cuddly." What's more, he'd be a PERFECT family cat! How often can we say that?? How often, rather, do we put restrictions on where we think a cat will be happiest or do best....e.g., no other cats, no small children, quiet home, experienced cat person, etc., etc.? No caveats for Norman!

Abandoned at a local business....heaven only knows why....this guy seems to have it all. He'd be a wonderful addition to a family, for someone living alone who wants a great companion, for a first time adopter, or the most cat savvy. Come and visit Norman. You can't help but fall in love with him!

ADOPTED 11/22/11

 

Nursery Rhyme kittens
 

Nursery Rhyme kittens

Nursery Rhyme kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 7/15/2011

Wynken, F-spayed, Domestic shorthair w/one eye

Blynken, F-spayed, Domestic shorthair, Sealpoint
Siamese mix w/one eye

Nod, F-spayed, Domestic shorthair

Featured in the photo is Wynken.

ADOPTED 10/30/11 - Nod

ADOPTED 12/3/11 - Blynken

ADOPTED 12/18/11 - Wynken

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The Rest of the Story for Wynken ...

 

Oliver
 

Oliver

Oliver's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/15/2007

At first, Oliver is a bit shy and fearful of new situations. But it doesn't take him long to find his comfort zone and become one friendly, affectionate snuggle bug. Oliver and Olivia (who has been adopted) are siblings, and it appears that Oliver is used to playing a subordinate role. He seems disinterested in play, although he may have deferred to his sister so often that he's forgotten what toys are for. Or maybe he's just saying "hey, I'm too mature and dignified for that sort of silliness!"

In just one "get acquainted" session with a volunteer, it took "O" about 10 minutes to sniff every square inch of the room before he headed directly over to his new "pal", bowed his head for a bump and rub, and curled up beside her on the floor. And from being beside and close, it wasn't long before he climbed into her lap, wiggled around until he was comfortable, and settled in for the duration. His purr is soft but if you listen, it's there. We're told that Oliver is not fond of dogs but does so-so with them, that he's better with female cats than with males (we presume he defers as he did with his sis) and is fine with older children. Oliver seems to be such a people-oriented fellow that he would probably love a quiet household where he has no competition and finally can come into his own as the loving companion he wants to be.

9/23/11 update from Oliver's foster mom: Oliver loves to be held with his head right up next to yours.  He'd stay there for hours if you'd let him.  He likes to drink from faucets so I bought a kitty fountain and he loves it, doesn't go for the faucets so much now.  He still doesn't play with toys much, but on occasion will play with a soft ball or a toy with catnip inside.  He does love to chase bugs! Oliver uses his scratch pad and post, doesn't mind being brushed, and I think would adapt easily to wearing a harness and leash to go for walks.  -- Joann

ADOPTED 10/5/11
 

 

Olivia
 

Olivia

Olivia's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 11/11/2002

Olivia just found her way to PAWS. As the volunteer staff gets to know her better, we will update her bio with information.

ADOPTED 1/8/11

 

Olivia
 

Olivia

Olivia's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/15/2007

Olivia is a sweet, affectionate, very big girl. She bears a nasty scar and two breaks in her tail from an old injury which takes away from her looks a bit, but she more than makes up for it with her # 10 personality. Olivia loves to play, especially with toys on a string. She tears around in circles and will jump all fours off the floor in pursuit of "the bird" or whatever is attached to the wand. Given her size, it's amazing and great fun to watch this big bundle of energy getting much needed exercise!

Olivia arrived at the Center with her brother Oliver, and it didn't take long for us to see which sibling is dominant. No aggression here.....just "Ladies First!" And Oliver defers until sis is done whatever she's doing or is off playing on her own and he knows the coast is clear.


We're told that it takes Olivia a while to warm up to people (we didn't see that at all) and to dogs, but that eventually she's good with dogs, other cats (so long as she's Queen B we're guessing) and older children. In addition to plenty of affection, what she needs first and foremost from a new family is a willingness to help her control her diet and keep jumping after those birds and feathers so she'll shed a few pounds. Even her scar won't be so noticeable when she's sleek and svelte once again. And you'll have a happy, attention-seeking, all-around #10 playmate.

ADOPTED 7/16/11

 

Opera kittens
 

Opera kittens

Opera kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Mimi-Female, Domestic shorthair

Rodolfo (Rudi)-Male, Domestic shorthair

Puccini (Pucci)-Male, Domestic shorthair

D.O.B. 3/15/11

"We are very entertaining and enjoy interacting with our foster family members. When they come into our room we go running to greet them and get some cuddles. After 30 seconds, however, we must be off to frolic and play and conquer our world! We absolutely love to be stroked and petted. We try to contain our purrs, but before we know it, we're purring at the top of our lungs as befits an Opera Kitten. :) We have excellent litter box habits, though we haven't yet learned to scoop our own box! Please come in and meet us and give us a chance to wrap you around our little paws. We'll add much joy and love to your life."

(As dictated by the three opera stars to their foster mom and dad).

Rudi is on the left, Pucci on the right.

ADOPTED 5/28/11 - Mimi

ADOPTED 6/8/11 - Rudi & Pucci

 

Pandora
 

Pandora

Pandora's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 4/1/2003

Open Pandora's box...that is, Pandora's "box" at the Adoption Center....and what do you get? Certainly not all the evils of the world, as came flying out of the oft-referred to box of Greek mythology! Far from it! You do get the beauty endowed to ancient Pandora by the goddess Aphrodite....as PAWS' Pandora is a beautiful calico, sweet-natured and of calm disposition. She's a little on the shy side, so she won't be tempted to wreak the havoc that ancient Pandora did by opening the mythical box! Pandora's name means "all-giving" and Pandora the cat is quick to offer her back to be scratched and her belly to be rubbed. :)

Remember what single thing was left in Pandora's Box after all else was gone? It was hope! Our Pandora is filled with hope that one day soon she'll be the beloved companion of someone looking for a sweet, gentle girl to love for a lifetime. Pandora is a little tentative around other cats except for her much younger friend Tux, so she might do best as a one-and-only. That said, she probably could adjust to another cat of low-keyed temperament similar to her own. Or, perhaps someone would consider adopting Pandora and Tux together? Not essential, but what could be better than having two delightful kitties who already know each other and get along very well!

ADOPTED 10/30/11

 

Pansy & Lefty
 

Pansy & Lefty

Pansy & Lefty's Bio at the Time of Adoption:


Pansy - Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 6/30/05
Lefty - Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: ~ 11/28/05


Pansy and Lefty are two of the "Katrina Kats".

Pansy is a petite and affectionate cat. She was quite shy when she first came to PAWS, but she now loves getting gentle attention and petting. Lefty is full of energy and love and is quite the talker! He loves everybody and runs straight to the volunteers entering his room asking for pets and play.

Over time, though, Lefty found the true love of his life...little Pansy. Pansy had some health issues when she came to PAWS and Lefty somehow realized that she needed comfort and support. But when Pansy began to reciprocate his attention and seek him out, they became inseparable. In fact, Pansy and Lefty have become so attached to one another that they've told us they MUST go to the same home. We agree. They are a terrific twosome! If you have room in your heart and home for two delightful Katrina survivors who will provide comfort and company for each other when you're away from home, please ask to meet Lefty and Pansy.


ADOPTED 2/7/11 - Pansy & Lefty

 

Peaches
 

Peaches

Peaches' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 1/29/2007

We're not sure about Peaches' past, and so far she's not talking. But no matter, this is one very sweet, very gentle girl. If it's a lap cat you're looking for, then meeting Peaches is a must! Offer to rub her ears or scratch her back, and you'll be rewarded with the sound of a very happy purr!

ADOPTED 2/26/11

 

Peppermint
 

Peppermint

Peppermint's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 11/1/09

Big, beautiful gold eyes is one of the first things you'll notice about Peppermint. She's shy at first, but with some patience, you'll find that she is quite lovable and friendly. She loves to be petted, but no soft touches either! Rub her back hard, almost like you're scratching her and you'll be sure to make a new friend! Peppermint spent the holidays in a house with several other cats and got along well with everyone. She's ready to find her forever home where she can continue to thrive.

ADOPTED 4/28/11

 

Perdita
 

Perdita

Perdita's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/15/2010

Perdita is one of the kittens named after movie dogs and sister to Beethoven and The Tramp (both adopted in a flash)! Lately Perdita has been spending most of her time with sister Missy. Of the two, Missy's the active one and Perdita's the sensible one, trying to make sure she knows what's going on so she can keep them both out of trouble. She watches everything and is cautious about her new foster siblings, not quite sure that a cat three times her size is safe (he is, but she's not convinced). But when she does feel safe, she is a sweet girl who loves to cuddle with her siblings and foster mom, whom she will happily seek out for attention. She also is a little purr machine, just like her brothers and sisters.

ADOPTED 4/28/11

 

Peter Cottontail
 

Peter Cottontail

Peter Cottontail's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 7/20/2010

Since Peter Cottontail came to PAWS right before Easter, it seemed fitting to name him after the famous bunny! Sweet and affectionate is what you'll find Peter to be, and oh does he love to play! Call his name, carefully open his door, and he'll come straight to you for attention. Once he's comfortable in your home, he's sure to curl up in your lap and never move! So if you're looking for a young fellow who's got lots of love to share, look no further than Peter Cottontail!

We'd really like to have seen Easter boy adopted before Thanksgiving...but not to be. :( Let's shoot for Christmas!

ADOPTED 12/20/11

 

Peter, Paul & Mary
 

Peter, Paul & Mary

Peter, Paul & Mary's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 4/18/2011

Peter, M, DSH, black & white tuxedo
Paul, M-neutered, DSH, grey w/faint tabby markings
Mary, F, DSH, grey w/faint tabby markings

In the photo, Paul is in the top left, Mary, the top right and Peter on the bottom.

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea,
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee....
No, kitten Paul isn't Puff and he isn't a dragon and he doesn't live by the sea! But if you remember Puff, then you're old enough to remember 1960's folksingers Peter, Paul and Mary after whom Paul and his siblings were named. You see, the kittens' foster dad loves folksingers and dreamed of being one...so when he had an opportunity to pick a theme and name three kittens...:)

As their namesakes did at one time, kittens Peter, Paul and Mary have gone their separate ways, Peter and Mary now living happily in homes of their own. While handsome Paul hoped to "frolic in the autumn mist" with a new forever friend, winter is just around the corner and he's still waiting!

Paul has a ton of energy and is a very happy cat. Whereas many cats prefer to be a one and only, Paul has become so used to a household full of cats, he would be lonely without company. When not playing with his friends, he loves rolling around in catnip, or stalking squirrels, chipmunks and birds (from the sunporch). Although not a lap cat, he's very affectionate and lets foster mom carry him like a baby. And such a proud fellow, Paul holds his tail so high that it lays parallel to his back! If you live in "a land called Honah Lee"....or even if you don't....you won't go wrong adopting the last of the fantastic Folksingers.

Paul now has his own listing.

ADOPTED 7/9/11 - Mary

ADOPTED 7/29/11 - Peter

 

Pez
 

Pez

Pez's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/14/2009

Hi - I'm Pez, and the fellow in the next picture down is my brother, Heath. As you can probably tell from our pictures, I'm a little more cautious with new people than my brother is. I really didn't know what to make of that "thing" a human I'd never seen before was sticking in my face! Evidently the "thing" allowed her to get my picture, but heck, how was I to know that? Once I'm comfortable with you, I really like to be petted.....a lot!

Heath and I are very active kitties and love our toys. I like to be up high. I managed to get on top of foster mom's tallest furniture, this, of course, allowing me to keep an eye out for strangers so they don't sneak up on me. If the high place also has a nice window view, so much the better...I love to watch the birds, bugs, squirrels. I'll be a wonderful companion, foster mom says, so don't pass me by if I happen to be a little shy at first. It won't be long before I'll ask you to pet and pet....and pet...don't stop...just keep on pettin'. :) -- Love, Pez

ADOPTED with brother Heath 6/20/11

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Pinocchio
 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Pinocchio
M, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 8/8/2011

Pinocchio's bio is with his original listing under the Disney movie kittens.


ADOPTED 10/30/11

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Piper
 

Piper

Piper's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair, orange tabby w/white
DOB: 2/19/2004

Adopted SOOOOO quickly, she beat us to a bio. Hooray Piper!

ADOPTED 6/25/11

 

Promise
 

Promise

Promise's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, domestic medium hair

DOB: 10/1/2008

After coming face to face with a scary and unknown future (Promise was abandoned at a local business), this wonderful, easy-going kitty hopes to find a family who will promise to care for and love her for the rest of her natural life. Currently in a foster home, Promise was in her glory over the holidays in a house full of people, including children ages 4 to 18, and the fosters' cat and dog. She allowed the 4 yr. old to carry her around without so much as a swish of the tail. This is a cat who should adjust well to most households....so long as there is plenty of love to go around and a promise that she will never be abandoned again.

ADOPTED 7/2/11

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Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy
 

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:


Raggedy Ann: Female, Domestic shorthair

Raggedy Andy: Male, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 7/1/10

Unlike the dolls these two were named for, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy look a lot alike. Like the dolls, they love to be held, cuddled and played with. They are very curious and want to be with their people....giving LOUD purrs of appreciation when they're the center of attention. Look out when you're sitting or bending over - Raggedy Andy gets his kicks out of trying to hitch a ride on your back! Although these two are great as a pair, they both get along well with other cats as well.

Featured in the photo is Raggedy Andy.

ADOPTED 12/5/10 - Raggedy Ann

ADOPTED 1/15/11 - Raggedy Andy

 

Ricky
 

Ricky

Ricky's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 8/16/2007

Handsome Ricky, named after Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin, doesn't sing...at least we haven't heard him sing or even talk much, but he has a very expressive face. You'll have to ask him whether he's "Livin' la Vida Loca" in his colony room at PAWS! He does seem happy there, jumping down from his tower ever-so-eager to greet friends and strangers who come to visit. He gives a welcoming rub against the legs that says "I'm so very glad to see you!"

Ricky is a cuddly lap cat....believe it or not, he rates a version of a sofa in his room! Sit on it and he's into your lap without hesitation and will stay there for however long you'll stay with him. He may take a bath, take a nap, or just relax and enjoy the companionship. :)

So how is it that this great little fellow is at PAWS? The story, as we understand it, is that Ricky was adopted as a kitten along with another kitten of about the same age. The two adjusted easily, sharing space, playing, grooming each other, sleeping together.  It was an ideal relationship. Then, while they were still quite young, things started to change. On two occasions while Ricky and his friend were enjoying time together on their family's screened porch, a stray cat came by and freaked them out, leaving both of them agitated and aggressive....with each other. A classic case of "redirected aggression", a cat behaviorist would say. For awhile, this was easily handled by keeping the cats off the porch and separating them for brief time-outs when occasionally they got testy. But things were never quite the same and a new dynamic set in despite the family's best efforts to restore calm. Within the past few months, Ricky told everyone he wants to be "gato superior", period, and a once "vida muy buena" became "una vida muy mal". In the king's English, Ricky wants to be top cat, and his once ideal relationship with friend "Storm" turned into....well...a very bad storm, with no sun on the horizon. The only solution seems to be for Ricky to find a home where he will forever be "gato solo" - no other pets, and probably no kids who'd likely challenge his status with mom and dad.

Ricky is a dear cat and will be a wonderful companion for the right person or family, but he needs a fresh start as your one and only. An adoption counselor can give you more information.

ADOPTED 8/11/11

 

Rocky
 

Rocky

Rocky's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic medium hair
DOB: 7/1/2010

Rocky is a very handsome Maine Coonish-looking fellow. How he got separated from wherever he belonged, we have no idea...he came to us as a stray and has kept his story a deep, dark secret. The story his foster parents tell us, though, is that he is "one of the sweetest cats ever"....high praise indeed! Rocky was a pretty scared and nervous young fellow when he first came to PAWS, and he still hides in his foster home from time to time. But as the weeks have passed, he's become more and more friendly and affectionate, even rolling upside down to get his belly rubbed. He's not much of a lapcat....yet...but he has a constant purr and has come to love attention.

Rocky's favorite thing is catnip....can't get enough of it! When he first arrived at his foster home, he was greeted by a 20 lb. hissing demon of a cat named Lucas. Rocky never hissed back...not once...and now the two are great friends. Demon cat Lucas even gives Rocky kisses! Of course, like most cats (and people) Rocky has a few quirks....he's fond of chewing up an occasional piece of paper, and he attacks foster mom's feet (cutely, she says) while she's trying to sleep. But he has the sweetest meow in the world and foster mom says she couldn't imagine a better cat.

(Coincidentally, at the same time this bio was being written, a visitor to the Center was totally taken with Rocky....and Sissy, one of his roomies....and voila, adopted together!)

ADOPTED 11/13/11

 

Romeo
 

Romeo

Romeo's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, DSH, polydactyl
DOB: 10/8/10

Our 21st Century lover boy was found in a box as a tiny kitten and was on the PAWS waiting list for a very long time. During that time, his rescuers learned that he's good with female cats (of course!), dogs and kids, but still a little shy around adults. Here is what his foster at Centre Hall Pet Supply tells us....some of it pretty amazing!

Although a bit shy at first, especially with adults, Romeo warms up quickly once he has a chance to explore his surroundings.  He really is a kid magnet though...he gets upset if a child comes into the store and doesn't pay him any attention!  Usually he's caged when kids come in, but once, he was out and followed a 3 or 4 year old girl around for about 5 minutes until she finally picked him up.  The little girl slung him over her arm and away they went!  Romeo was perfectly content to be hanging over the arm of a child! Even with rambunctious children, he's as patient and gentle as can be. He has never once hissed or swiped here at the store. 

Since coming here, he has become quite loving with adults as well and has really hammed it up few times, so he probably would be fine in a home without children.  He definitely is a lover and not a fighter! In fact, Romeo doesn't have much of a prey drive.  He and my birds get along just fine. Once he hopped into the open bird cage to check things out and neither bird nor cat cared! I haven't really dog tested him, but he is more curious than defensive when a dog comes up to the cage.  He is also a talker.  He talks when he wants fed, he talks when he sees a bug, he talks while he's playing with the bug, and he talks when he wants attention. I can carry on a full-blown conversation with him!  As you know, he does have an extra toe on each front foot.  He is patient while I trim his nails, but the extra toes are tucked down in and can be tricky.  Takes a little practice. Romeo requires a special diet for feline urological syndrome. So long as the diet is maintained, chances of him having a recurrence of the problem are greatly minimized. -- Allison

If you're looking for love, check out Romeo at:
http://centrehallpetsupply.com/Fosters.html. Even better, visit Centre Hall Pet Supply during the week, or call out "Wherefore art thou, oh Romeo?" Sat. or Sun. in the cattery at PAWS.

ADOPTED 11/16/11

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Roxie
 

Roxie

Roxie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, purebred Maine Coon
DOB: 9/1/2009

Although Roxie was quickly snatched up and is off to a new home, we thought we'd tell you a little about her anyway. A gorgeous, purebred Maine Coon with a fantastic plume of a tail, she was very sweet and affectionate with her foster family. Although at first she was very scared at the sound of foster dad's voice, she adjusted and ultimately enjoyed sitting on his lap while he watched TV. She loves to watch everything that goes on from the windows....dogs and dog walkers, birds, squirrels, chipmunks and the neighbors. Her long hair doesn't mat but sheds quite a bit, so it's great that she loves being brushed and especially loves the attention that goes with it. She's got a wonderful chirp when she greets her family or when she's happy.

Roxie is a little unsure of the other resident and foster cats, but for the most part they have accepted her. Foster mom thinks she would do well with mellow cats or dogs or older children, but she would definitely delight in being the top cat and center of attention.

ADOPTED 6/19/11

 

Russ
 

Russ

Russ' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/15/2009

“No, kitty! Don’t run away! Here fellow, heeere kitty, kid, kid…..please come….oh please don’t run!”

“Hi – My name is Russ and my life has been pretty strange lately. I was one of two cats abandoned outside a local business in a cardboard box. Due to the high humidity, the packing tape holding the box shut came loose and I jumped out…having no idea where I was or where to run! People called to me, but I was way too scared to let them near…..I didn’t want to go in that box again! Fortunately, I had the good sense to stay close by and by nightfall, I allowed someone from the business to catch me and take me inside. I have no idea what happened to the very pregnant lady who was with me. Since I ended up at PAWS, I assume she did too, but I haven’t seen her.

Everyone tells me I’m a sweetheart….I guess maybe I am (although it’s kinda hard to believe when someone puts you in a box and dumps you….which, by the way, is against the law)! You might notice that the grey/brown fur on my left side is in the shape of a heart :) I do very much need and love affection and will call to you and reach out to you for pets. I don’t mind being picked up, held like a baby or close to your chest with my paws resting on your shoulders. It will take me a little while to settle down from this very unsettling experience, though, so please don’t pass me by if I look confused and don’t immediately respond. I will, so I beg your patience and understanding.” -- Love, Russ

ADOPTED 7-17-11

 

Sage & Coriander
 

Sage & Coriander

Sage & Coriander's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Coriander - Female-spayed, Domestic mediumhair

Sage - Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 10/1/10

Bio coming soon.....nah, we're not waitin' around...we found homes! S & C

Featured in the photo is Sage.

ADOPTED 4/3/11 - Sage

ADOPTED 4/9/11 - Coriander

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Sage
 

Sage

Sage's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Sage: M-neutered, DSH grey tabby, stub tail
DOB: 6/6/2010


Sage's original listing is with her sisters under "Flower kittens".

ADOPTED 2/19/11 -Sage

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Sam
 

Sam

Sam's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 08/15/07

I'm your man..I'm Sam, I am!

Meet gentle, lovable Sam!  Sam is Mikey's brother and is the smaller of the two..."small" being a relative term in this case. :)  If you're a lover of big cats, these are the guys for you! Sam and Mikey have never been apart, but over time at the Center, we've come to think that they'll do well whether adopted together or separately.

ADOPTED 1/24/11

 

Samantha
 

Samantha

Samantha's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 9/29/2010

Such a sweetheart, Sam was out the door before we could do a write-up on her!

ADOPTED 10/31/11

 

Santana
 

Santana

Santana's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 5/11/2009

Santana was a fantastic mama to the three "Glee" kittens and to a tiny orphan named Britney. All the kids have found adoptive homes and now...it's mom's turn!

From foster mom - January 2011

First, I am thrilled to announce that my little lady is becoming a lap cat!!! She was always a very sweet cat but didn't seem too interested in hanging out in anyone's lap or being held. While she still has limits, she's been known to crawl into my husband's lap and curl up there for a good amount of time. She loves to run around the house and explore, but she's very well-behaved and understands "no".  I'm pretty sure she knows her name too, because when I call her to her room for dinner, she comes running and follows me upstairs. She's almost always purring and really doesn't have a "meow"...its more of a sweet little "chirp". Although she's a little shy at PAWS, she really loves to be around people.



If my cat Mercedes didn't have a problem with other cats (other than her brother), I'd adopt Santana in a heartbeat, but since I can't, I hope someone else will give her a chance to make them as thrilled to be her mom or dad as I've been to be her foster mom. Santana is still very young and has lots of energy. She's not ridiculously playful but she enjoys "string" toys or small catnip mice. She's petite, but doesn't seem to mind my 50-pound golden retriever, my 15-pound Shiba Inu or my two cats. My male tabby McLaren adores her and loves to play with her.



Santana would be great for someone who prefers a companion cat who will stay close but who won't be in their face for attention all the time. Since she's not big into being held, she may not be the best fit for younger children.

Yes, she's your "basic brown tabby", but she's the first I've seen with such stunning green eyes and pretty black tips on her ears....such a pretty girl! Not that I'm biased or anything. :)

Lisa

ADOPTED 3/17/11

 

Scooter
 

Scooter

Scooter's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/17/2008

"I have an unusual story. I was heading out Minute Man Rd. to enlist in the Air National Guard when two lovely ladies spotted me, stopped their car and offered me a ride! I was pretty skinny, dehydrated and had an awful cold, so they decided there was no way the Guard would accept me. I ended up at PAWS instead. I'm healthy now and spend the weekdays in a foster home. I'm doing so well that I'm even willing to let foster mom tell you about it." :) --Scoot

From Jessica:

Scooter or "Scoot" as I call him is doing great. He is the funniest little cat. He loves attention but doesn't particularly like being held. He made himself at home the first day he was here. He has his own room, but we've been letting him out in the house more and more as he and my kitties are learning to get along. It was a little shaky at first....Scoot never started a fight, but once in it, he's a feisty little man! Now I hear just an occasional hiss or two from my guys and that's the end of it.

Scoot absolutely loves to play. He acts a lot like a little kitten. I think he might have ADHD (haha)! He is all over the place. My puppies LOVE him. They seriously follow him EVERYWHERE. My lab, Koa, is especially fond of him and spends hours following him and playing with him. Scoot really likes the doggies too. He's always rubbing up on them. I even caught them playing tug-of-war the other day. Scoot has this long rope which has a toy on the end. Koa had the rope in his mouth and Scoot was wrapped around the toy end pulling. Cute! He's a quiet kitty, doesn't talk much and is really good with the litter box and his scratch pad. He follows me everywhere. I think he'd do great with other animals.....he likes to have a play buddy. He ventured out on our deck, but I think only because my kitties were there. He doesn't seem to have much desire to be outside....understandable given what we know of his history. Scoot LOVES food. He is quite the little piggy. I feed him separately in his room, but soon as I let him out he runs right to my kitties' dishes and finishes up any leftovers. His adopter will have to watch that or he'll end up weighing a ton. (Scoot says he didn't authorize foster mom to tell you that)!

ADOPTED by his foster mom :) 9/17/11

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Shades of Grey
 

Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Domestic shorthair, various shades of grey
DOB: 8/1/2010

Ben: M-neutered, grey tabby w/white face & feet, pink nose
Bandit: M-neutered, solid grey tuxedo
Tober: M-neutered, grey tabby
Murphy: M-grey tabby/white feet & chest, grey nose
Smokey: F-spayed, grey w/white moustache

Featured in the photo is Ben. Click on the thumbnail to see a picture of Bandit.

The Shades of Grey were a labor of love for the couple who found them abandoned on their front porch last September. Momcat was feral (no human contact ever), so her kids were understandably shy and remain somewhat shy around people they don't know. Like most kittens, they are sweet and playful, enjoy being petted, and to the credit of foster mom and dad, all five are lapcats in the making! A sixth sibling was adopted in January and has become a great addition to his new family. A little about each Shade of Grey:

Ben - Probably the most loving, really likes a lap! A great ball player...ping pong balls are his favorite. He's a good batter and can even catch them sometimes!

Bandit - The curious one....likes to be in the middle of whatever is going on. Comes running when foster mom fills the water bowl and has to put his paws in the water. VERY comical!


Tober - Loves to run and play. Likes to act like a tough guy, but is a big baby at heart.


Murphy - The runt of the litter, was very timid...who wouldn't be if you're the littlest? Still a little shy, but very playful and now joins in the fun with his brothers and sister.

Smokey - A quiet little girl who has had to endure 5 brothers! Playful and friendly but also content to escape the madness and sit by herself. Has a loud purrrrr when she is petted.

Only two of these shy-at-the-Center, but sweet and loving kittens left. Come visit Ben and Bandit...both will thrive in loving homes....perhaps the same loving home? They'd like that.

ADOPTED 4/16/11 - Smokey

ADOPTED 5/1/11 - Tober

ADOPTED 5/7/11 - Murphy

ADOPTED 6/18/11 - Ben & Bandit

 

Shamrock
 

Shamrock

Shamrock's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

D.O.B. 6/1/05

Shamrock is a quiet, shy middle-aged fellow who prefers that you move very slowly around him.....at least until you gain his confidence. He loves to be petted....a lot....but, like so many cats, he doesn't like to be held. He's a social eater, so be prepared to sit and talk quietly to him at dinnertime. Shamrock came to PAWS with Jester, the child in their family having become severely allergic to them. He's good with cats, presumably with dogs too. But young children move a little too fast for his liking, so he'd probably be happiest in a quiet, adult home. His buddy, Jester, has been adopted, so Shamrock's feeling pretty lonely and confused right now. A new human companion with the patience to earn his trust, time to spend with him, and lots of love to give is just what the doctor ordered. If you've had your share of youngsters and kit-Teens running from one end of your home to the other, take a look at a handsome, mature fellow this time. Give Shamrock a chance and you'll have a good, loving friend in no time.

ADOPTED 9/16/11

 

Sheba
 

Sheba

Sheba's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Shorthaired

DOB: 03/27/03

FeLV+

Playful and pretty, Sheba has some special needs.

February 2009 foster update:

"Sheba is an extremely loving kitty. She warmed up to me immediately upon arrival. When Sheba is in a new situation she will hide in a cubby or under a blanket or towel until she feels comfortable with her surroundings. When she is comfortable, she is a VERY affectionate lady.  Sheba loves to play with catnip toys."

Sheba tested positive for the Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV) in 2005 and again upon retest near the end of 2008.  Sheba needs an indoor-only home, regular wellness exams and quick attention to any signs of illness.  (More detailed information on the special needs of a FeLV positive cat available at the Center...or check out: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html).

ADOPTED 5/14/11 - by her loving foster mom :)

 

Sissy
 

Sissy

Sissy's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Sissy, Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 8/18/2010

Terrified is the only word to describe pretty Sissy and her sister Minnie when they first came to PAWS, having been rescued as strays by an angel already caring for 9 others! Although it didn't take too long for Minnie to begin chasing after toys and responding to interactive play with the volunteers, Sissy couldn't quite muster that level of courage. She preferred to sit atop one of the climbers and intently watch from afar. There was no doubt she was interested and wanted to join in the fun, it was just going to take some time.

Then Rocky came along.....a handsome Maine Coonish-looking fellow who, at first, was every bit as nervous about life at an adoption center as Sissy was. Seeing this big guy hiding and shivering in his boots might have reinforced Sissy's insecurities, but instead, it seemed to give her a little boost of courage. Although she still responded to petting only when she was safe in her bed, at least she began joining her other roomies in play so long as the volunteers didn't come too close.

Then the big day came! A visitor to the Center was totally taken with Rocky and with Sissy too, and voila....adopted together!

PS- Last we heard, Sissy and Rocky were doing very, very well in their new home....the word "shy" no longer in the vocabulary of either! :)

ADOPTED 11/13/11

 

Snickers
 

Snickers

Snickers' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 2/8/08

"Just a week ago, I was the new kid on the block at Wiscoy. At first I thought I'd be scared....so scared that I sang to the PAWS volunteer the whole way over from the Center! But once we got here and I did a 5-minute stint in my litterbox (for some odd reason, we cats find comfort in our bathrooms), the volunteer carried me around the store and introduced me to everyone. I started feeling at home right away and, oh yes, you can carry me about - I don't mind that at all.

Once I completely settled into my new digs, visitors found me to be as sweet as the candy bar which bears my name (take note, the candy was named after me and not the other way around. :) I'm fine with fellow felines, have met a number of critters they call "dogs", and don't get overly upset by them. If you're looking for an easy-going lap cat with personality plus, you're looking for me! And wait 'til you hear my purrrrrr!" -- Love, Snickers


ADOPTED 4/1/11

 

Snowball
 

Snowball

Snowball's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic mediumhair
DOB: 7/1/2004

Snowball is new to PAWS. We'll update his bio soon.

"No need! One visit, and my lovely new person and I knew that we were meant to be!" :) -- Snowball

ADOPTED 12/11/11

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Snuggie Fluff & Tiger Bear
 

Snuggie Fluff & Tiger Bear

Snuggie Fluff & Tiger Bear's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Snuggie Fluff, Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair, dilute tortie, DOB: 6/1/2009

Tiger Bear, Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair,
brown tabby, DOB: 6/1/2009

Snuggie and Tiger were 2-1/2 weeks old when they were rescued after their mother was hit by a car. The kind person who has been caring for them tells us that both are snuggle bugs and are great with other cats, dogs and children.


Snuggie is shy and likes to hide, but once she warms up to her person(s) she nudges to be petted and cuddled. She especially likes to be softly rubbed on the top of her head and behind her ears. Snuggie is sweet-natured and has a soft meow. She is good with her litter box (as is Tiger) and she does not get up on the counters! Tiger loves to be held and like Snuggie, will nudge to be petted, preferring long strokes from head to tail. No soft meow for this girl. Tiger speaks her mind! She enjoys sitting near the window... second only to curling up and sleeping on her person.

Snuggie and Tiger are new to the Center and are feeling a little uneasy right now. Recent spays and a strange new life in a big room full of cages will do that. So they ask that you be patient and understand that once they fully recover from surgery and become comfortable with handsome Harry and their other "cattery-mates", their cuddle-bug potential will shine through.

Featured in the photo is Snuggie Fluff.

ADOPTED 7/2/11 - Snuggie & Tiger together

 

Solo
 

Solo

Solo's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 5/29/11
Solo, DSH, Male, white & grey w/grey smudge above nose

Solo's original listing can be found with his siblings under the World Cup kittens.

ADOPTED 10/8/11 - Solo

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Spencer
 

Spencer

Spencer's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 06/01/09

"Wanna' see my pad?  My left back foot pad that is."

A handsome and super-friendly youngster.  He looks so much like his brother Toby that his only distinquishing characteristic is his left foot pad.  It's white rather than black like Toby's.  (Note: Toby has gone off to his adoptive home, so ID'ing Spencer is no longer a problem!).


ADOPTED 3/6/11

 

Spice
 

Spice

Spice's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed
Domestic shorthair
DOB: 6/26/04

-- Add some Spice to your life!

Spice and her sister Sugar came to PAWS just before the winter holidays. It wasn't long before Sugar convinced one of our volunteers to take her home...for good! Now Spice is hoping to find that special someone to take her home too!


A shy kitty, this pretty girl has adjusted pretty well to her home at PAWS, having become very sweet and responsive to soft talk and gentle pets as she lounges in her hammock. At first intimidated by the other cats in her Sunroom, she no longer hides in her "cubby" and actually seems to enjoy her roommates....most of the time. She really took to Winston, but he went off to a new home, leaving her with Whitey and Bean who developed a close bond between them. That sort of left Spice "odd girl out", but then Bean left and Shamrock came. Since Shammy is rather shy, too, he and Spice often can be found hanging out together, and both are making strides in seeking out friendship and pets from volunteers and visitors. Spice will do very well in a quiet home, either by herself or with another calm cat.

ADOPTED 8/28/11

 

Sponge Bob
 

Sponge Bob

Sponge Bob's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered - DSH
DOB: 5/29/2011

So how did a cute little kid like me get named after a silly sponge? Well, here's my story. Somehow I ended up under a bush in Boalsburg...haven't a clue how I got there. A kindly gentleman found me....alone and lookin' pretty scared....and took me to meet his 3-yr. old granddaughter. Granddaughter wanted desperately for her family to keep me, but for reasons I wasn't told, they could not. The little girl was so upset when the family brought me to PAWS that a volunteer suggested that she name me....hopefully to make her feel better. She was stumped....guess she never thought much about naming a kitten. But when the volunteer asked who her favorite cartoon character is, she brightened up and right then and there I was christened....Sponge Bob! Crazy name, but hey, I've got a name.....didn't before. :)

After a rough start, I'm doing well in my foster home....'specially since the Lonesome Dove kittens came to stay with us. When I first got there, I had to take medicine for a pesty thing called coccidia...get my butt bathed and go through all sorts of awful things for a kitten, so much that foster mom (FM as the Lonesome Doves call her) was afraid I'd develop neurotic behaviors.  We kittens don't need any encouragement on that subject!  As a result of all this, I do spook easily and sometimes run away from FM (what's she gonna give me or do to me NOW?). On the upside, I can whip my tail around really fast, and I've got a big purrrr when I know I'll be gettin' love instead of the bad stuff!  But it won't be long. I'll forget all the harassment I had to endure and then.....well....think about that big purr and the handsome and sweet fellow I am.

By the way, aside from FM, I thought I'd found my real mom in this place.....FM tells me the one I picked out as mom is her kitty Gable, so guess he'd have to be dad. We sure do look alike! Maybe Magic is mom? Doesn't matter - I'll take whoever is convenient when I need parental love and guidance.   At the center, I've roomed with LD McCrae, but he's being adopted so I'll have to find another buddy. Dunno why they didn't want a guy named Sponge Bob too! But my time will come....soon I hope. :)

ADOPTED 12/22/11

 

Sportscar kittens
 

Sportscar kittens

Sportscar kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Porsche - M-neutered

Mercedes - F-spayed

Element - M-neutered

D.O.B. 8/1/10

Come meet the Sports Car Kittens. They are fast runners and very quick to rev their engines...PUUUURRRRRR. They love to jump out of their cage and meet new people. Little shoulder sitters, they are not too cuddly yet, because they have so much to explore. Come and see if you can get their motors going.

Revving his engine in the picture is Porsche.


ADOPTED 2/12/11 - Mercedes

ADOPTED 2/21/11 - Element

ADOPTED 3/20/11 - Porsche

 

Sprout
 

Sprout

Sprout's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 3/1/2010

Want a bundle of energy? Someone who will entertain you while having a grand old time galloping about, mewing and squirking to keep your attention? Want a guy who loves everybody and accepts everything....well almost everything....that comes his way? Then you'll love Sprout! Brother of Clover, who wowed everyone while she was in residence at Wiscoy, Sprout has done some wowing of his own at Centre Hall Pet Supply and hopefully will be galloping off to entertain his own family very soon. An adventuresome, fun little guy! A great family cat!

ADOPTED 9/16/11

 

Steelers
 

Steelers

Steelers' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female, Domestic medium-hair
DOB: 4/25/11

Off and away to a new home before her story could be told. Steelers ain't complaining. :)

ADOPTED 7/10/11

 

Sugar
 

Sugar

Sugar's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 6/26/04

 

Tailgate kittens
 

Tailgate kittens

Tailgate kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Pawterno - Male, DSH, lighter black/brown mackeral tabby

Nittany - Male, DSH, darker black/brown mackeral tabby

Penn - Male, DSH, tabby stripes on legs


Featured in the photo is Penn.


ADOPTED 10/1/11 - Pawterno

ADOPTED 10/2/11 - Nittany & Penn

 

Tea Olive & Redbud
 

Tea Olive & Redbud

Tea Olive & Redbud's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Redbud - Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair, white w/black "headband" in front of ears, black tail
DOB: 4/17/2006

Tea Olive - Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair, white w/black/brown tail, black spots on side
DOB: 4/17/2010

Just like the "Augusta girls" whose bios you can read above, these two girls are named after holes on the Augusta National Golf Course. Mother (Redbud) is named for hole no. 16 and daughter (Tea Olive) for hole no. 1. Both are very affectionate, friendly and eager for lots of attention.

Redbud has to be top cat....after all, she IS mom and needs to enforce the rules! But she is very sweet and loves to be petted. She isn't fond of being held but is okay with it for short periods of time. Tea Olive is shy, but enjoys being loved. After she gets to know you, she'll spend her time at your feet asking for pets. At the Center, you're likely to see mom and kid high upon the cat tree either playing or just camping out there. Some type of climber is a must in their new home!

Featured in the photo is Redbud.


ADOPTED 8/7/11 - Tea Olive

ADOPTED 10/24/11 - Redbud

 

Tess
 

Tess

Tess' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 5/15/05

Tess is a really friendly, playful cat who loves to walk around socializing with everyone, and especially to rub against peoples' legs and give enthusiastic head butts. She responds well to all attention and loves to be petted, but she takes a little while to warm up to being picked up. The PAWS volunteers are working on that little piece on the weekends. However, Tess probably just needs THE right person to come in and convince her it's not so bad, and maybe even sort of awesome!

ADOPTED 3/12/11

 

Tess
 

Tess

Tess' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic medium hair
Part Sealpoint Himalayan

DOB: 9/10/2003

Tess was surrendered to PAWS because her owner's two young children were allergic to her.  What a difficult decision to give up a pet one's had for seven years since kittenhood!  Tess is part-Himalayan but looks more like a Snowshoe or Ragdoll since she has short hair.  She's got big beautiful blue eyes, mittened feet and a tiny white spot just under her nose.  Tess is still adjusting to a new life and spent the first weeks in her foster home hiding behind the bookcase.  When she thought no one was watching, she could be seen looking out the windows enjoying the same views that fellow-foster, Roxie, found interesting.
 
According to foster mom, Tess would talk to her and enjoy the pets she received behind the bookcase.  She loved the treats mom left behind and rolled around in the catnip that she sprinkled in her little hideaway.  Then one day, when Tess was in another area of the room, mom quickly blocked the bookcase with towels so she couldn't get back there again.  Tess didn't seem to mind too much, thank goodness.  At the Center, she enjoys attention and continues to talk when you pet her.  She has no bad habits, but she doesn't like other cats and growls when they enter her room.  Given time she might adjust, but she would be happiest in a quiet, one cat home where she would be the center of attention.

ADOPTED 7/6/11
 

 

Thai
 

Thai

Thai's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front declawed, Domestic shorthair, red point Siamese

DOB: 4/12/2000

Wikipedia talks about a Colorpoint Shorthair, a cousin of the traditional Siamese; having points that are not seal, chocolate, blue, or lilac. Thai's seem to be what is called a flame point or red point. Her coat is light tan or a fawn color; her points seem sort of reddish. Her tail is faintly striped, almost like an orange tabby. Her eyes are blue, and they do cross at times.

Thai is very affectionate. She likes to lay down beside her foster mom's leg, though she's not much of a lap sitter. She's not crazy about being held either, but her foster mom is working on that. She can be silly and quite playful at times. She purrs constantly, and her meow is pleasant except when she's upset. A small girl, she weighs only about 6 pounds, Thai is also a beautiful girl. It's hard to capture how unique her coloring is, so be sure to look for her when visiting the center to see for yourself.

ADOPTED 5/7/11

 

The Tramp
 

The Tramp

The Tramp's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic Shorthair

D.O.B. 8/15/10

I'm one of six PAWS kittens named after Disney movie dogs....remember "Lady and The Tramp"? But why in the world name kittens after dogs??? Because we came to PAWS from, of all places, a local dog kennel!


If you've been to Wiscoy in State College recently, you probably met my brother, Beethoven. Everybody loved "B" and the lucky 'dog' found a wonderful new home. So now it's my turn....and you know what? I'm a serious lovebug....even moreso than "B"! I'm fairly laid back and take most things in stride (nail trimming, other cats, getting shuffled around in a carrier....). In my foster home, I always park myself near my foster mom. I love to sleep on her chest. :) And when she works at her desk, I'd curl around her neck or perch on her shoulder....until I got too big for that. Now I just fall asleep on the back of the chair or on her desk.

I'll give you an endless supply of kisses if you like that sort of thing, and you'll love to pet my ultra-soft black fur. As for me, I totally bask in the attention. So if you want a well-behaved, cuddly guy with a non-stop purr, I'm your man! -- Love, THE TRAMP

ADOPTED 3/26/11

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The Winners
 

The Winners

The Winners' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Domestic shorthair

DOB: 8/15/10

Jackpot, M, black and white tuxedo

Treasure, F, Tortie

Fortune, M, black w/amber eyes

Guinness, M, black w/green eyes

Would YOU like to hit the JACKPOT or find a TREASURE?  Have you always wanted to have a FORTUNE?  Who would not want to have a GUINNESS Book World Record?
 
These four handsome kittens were found abandoned.  A volunteer at PAWS decided they needed to know that they were not unwanted.  They deserved names that would tell everyone they are very special and loved very much....that they are WINNERS.


Jackpot is the pick of the litter for his foster mom, sweet and cuddly.  Treasure is the most shy, but is coming out of her shell more and more each day. Guinness purrs before you can even pick him up!! And  Fortune is so sweet with his beautiful golden eyes.
 
Please come in and meet these very delightful kittens and consider taking home a WINNER.

(Featured in the photo is Jackpot.)

ADOPTED 12/13/10 - Guinness

ADOPTED 1/15/11 - Treasure

ADOPTED 3/12/11 - Fortune

ADOPTED 4/8/11 - Jackpot

 

Tica
 

Tica

Tica's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female - spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 4/27/10

Bio coming soon:

Tica said "heck with a bio....I'm going' home!"

ADOPTED 2/27/11

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Tulip
 

Tulip

Tulip's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Tulip
D.O.B. 4/12/11
Female, Domestic shorthair

Tulip's original bio is with her siblings under Iris's kittens.

ADOPTED 8/1/11 - Tulip

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Tux
 

Tux

Tux's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 10/1/2009

"Hi - I'm Tux....not to be confused with "Tuxie" (bio further down on this page). First of all, she's a she and I'm a he. Big difference! And she's got lots of white on her face...I have none. I'm Pandora's young friend and yes, we do get along very well together even though she's older than I am. Since I don't remember my mom, I think of Pandora as mom sometimes.

My former foster parents told me I'm an all-around great cat.....very affectionate, people-friendly and cat-friendly too. I like to have my ears scratched and I absolutely LOVE catnip, moreso than most cats according to my fosters. I play with toys a lot - am pretty good about entertaining myself. My current favorite is a small stuffed bird.

As you can see, I'm all dressed up in my best finery, looking for somewhere to go. All I need is an invitation to the dance! How 'bout inviting me to dance at your place? Maybe Pandora could come too? Or if you already have another cat or two, I'll be happy to meet them. I'm sure we can be friends." -- Tux

September update: "I'm staying full-time at the Center now and, oh boy, do I have a harem! I'm in a room with THREE girls....my long-time friend Pandora, Mama Petal and our newest roomie, Gummy Bear. Wow, did I ever luck out! :) -- Tux

ADOPTED 10/25/11

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Tuxie
 

Tuxie

Tuxie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic shorthair
DOB: 5/1/2009

Hi! My name is Tuxie (original, I know) and even though I'm still very young, I've already had a lot of good luck and bad luck. When the couple who brought me to PAWS first found me, I was wearing a collar and was pretty well-groomed. So, it seemed like I'd been lucky enough to have someone who cared about me. The couple tried their best to find my family, but as time went on, I came back night after night, no one answered the ads, my collar disappeared and it looked like my luck had run out and I was on my own.

The couple would loved to have taken me in, but their apartment has a "NO PETS, NO EXCEPTIONS" rule....though that didn't stop them from sneaking me in every now and then....ssshh...you didn't hear that. Even though I lived outdoors while waiting for an opening at PAWS, I steered clear of fights with other cats and critters and made it through the winter okay. Then the call came, and here I am.

Now a little about me. On those few occasions when the couple took me inside, they found out I'm a real sweetheart, if I do say so myself. I'm a little shy at first, but if you coax me for just a bit, I'll come to you and start purring and rubbing up against you. You can hold me and I'll keep right on purring. I'm particularly keen on belly rubs! Even though I spent all that time outside, it seems like I'm happiest indoors. When it was time to leave me at PAWS, the couple was very sad, but they know I'm in good hands, and I know I'm lucky to be here. Of course, the best luck I could have would be for someone to realize how sweet I am and take me home! That would make me and my "guardian angels" very happy. -- Love, Tuxie

ADOPTED 10/30/11

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Violet
 

Violet

Violet's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Violet
D.O.B. 4/12/11
Female, Domestic shorthair

Violet's bio is with her original listing under Iris's kittens.


ADOPTED 7/9/11 - Violet

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Washington
 

Washington

Washington's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 4/17/2008

Washington is such a sweet, loving, outgoing fellow that he was snatched up before we could get a bio written for him. "That's just fine with me," he says. "I saved you all that work!"


ADOPTED 5/15/11

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Whitey
 

Whitey

Whitey's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic long hair, orange and white

D.O.B. 3/1/2008

Got yourself in a pickle, didn't ya, handsome? Just when things were finally goin' good. :(

The story. Whitey was a half-starving stray when he found a family who was happy to take him in. He'd been ear tipped which suggests that, at some point, he was thought to be feral, was trapped, neutered and released. But a social, friendly fellow he was, and his new family had every intention of keeping him forever. Then came the downfall. One day, Whitey was sitting quietly in a high place when the family dog decided to make a friendly gesture. On his hind legs, dog tried to reach cat and....WHAP! Whitey zapped him in the eye, so definitively that dog had to go to the vet. Whitey wasn't being evil...he was scared...and never particularly fond of dog to begin with. Maybe he'd never encountered "dog" before coming into this home, but his family was afraid to chance this ever happening again. Whitey had to go.

At PAWS, Whitey has shown what a happy, kindly gent he really is. He immediately decided to share quarters with Spice. He has his own space, but he wanted the company.....moreso than Spice did, we might add, but all has worked out. On a recent occasion, a volunteer saw big ole Bean sitting between them, Whitey grooming Bean's face and head like dad gettin' that kid all cleaned up for supper! :)


Whitey likes to play and to be brushed (good thing!) but he asks that you don't make sudden hand movements near his eyes. He will make a wonderful companion and should do very well, perhaps best, with another cat. Based on a single experience only, we'd probably say "no" to dogs.

ADOPTED 9/25/11

 

William
 

William

William's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male-neutered, Domestic medium hair

DOB: 11/1/07

Named after the famous bard, William previously lived in a household with three other cats. William was the last cat to join the family and had a very hard time being the "new kid on the block". He especially did not hit it off with the other male. We don't know why or who was the instigator of trouble, but he currently shares his Sunroom at PAWS with five other cats, male and female, and so far as we know he hasn''t gotten into any scuffles. In fact, Will currently seems to have a new 'friend'...handsome Dalevue! (At least Dalevue took it upon himself to share Will''s cubby - We think Will might be accommodating him only ''cause he's too weary with his whole situation to put up an argument).


The longer William is with us, the unhappier he becomes. The sad look on his face says, "There''s got to be more to life than this!" Although a generally mild-mannered and shy fellow, he perks up when he's given treats, being petted or when he smells canned food! And when it's quiet, Will loves a lap. He snuggles, loves to be combed, and seems to crave a lot of close hugging and soft, reassuring talk. "Now THIS is what life is supposed to be about! Not sitting in a room full of homeless cats. :( Please, someone, come get me out of here."

In the right home (a quiet, loving one), William will be a very affectionate companion...if you happen to like Shakespeare, he might enjoy reading along with you!

ADOPTED 11/3/11

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Winnie
 

Winnie

Winnie's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, Domestic Shorthair

DOB: 06/01/09

Like her current "roomie", Winnie is a little unnerved by coming to the center for adoption hours, but she does love getting pets while she's there. She and her brother Merlin once shared the same space and helped to provide comfort for one another. But Merlin found his happy home, so for awhile, Winnie had to deal with weekends at the Center on her own. Fortunately, she found a friend in Jesse. They get along really well, but they both know it's temporary. "Get me outta here!", Winnie pleads to anyone who asks how she's doing. In her own happy home, Winnie will lap up love and give you tenfold in return. You might consider taking pretty Jesse too!

ADOPTED (with Jesse!) 8/20/11

 

Winston
 

Winston

Winston's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Male, neutered, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

DOB: 7/18/2001

Bio coming soon.

"Not necessary! says Winston. A wonderful couple took one look at my pic and....WOW, I don't believe it....I've got a home!"

ADOPTED 3/7/11

 

World Cup kittens
 

World Cup kittens

World Cup kittens' Bio at the Time of Adoption:

DOB: 5/29/11

Solo, DSH, Male, white & grey w/grey smudge above nose
Rapinoe, DSH, Female, white and grey
Morgan, DSH, Male, white w/grey spots
Krieger, DSH, Female, grey tabby
Boxx, DSH, Male, grey w/white feet, bib, a little
on nose
Wambach, DSH, Female, grey, white nose/muzzle, feet


Oh dear, Solo is now "solo"....his siblings all have been adopted and poor Solo is ALONE! :(

Unlike his name, Solo is a very caring and friendly cat.  He loves to be picked up and likes to find a place to curl up next to his people on the couch, or even on the computer desk.  He does well with all the big kitties in the house and even has learned to play a kitty version of fetch.  Solo is a calm, playful little fellow and would be a good addition to any family.  If you are looking for an only kitty, be ready to give Solo lots of attention as he is a very social guy.

(Featured in the photo is Solo).


ADOPTED 8/20/11 - Wambach

ADOPTED 8/21/11 - Morgan

ADOPTED 8/27/11 - Rapinoe

ADOPTED 9/18/11 - Krieger & Boxx

ADOPTED 10/8/11 - Solo

 

Yahtzee
 

Yahtzee

Yahtzee's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, front-declawed, Domestic shorthair

1/29/2007

A relative newcomer to the PAWS family, Yahtzee is still adjusting to her new surroundings. However, she is very friendly and if you sit quietly and pet her, it won't take long before you hear the sound of her purrs.

ADOPTED 3/9/11

 

Zelda
 

Zelda

Zelda's Bio at the Time of Adoption:

Female-spayed, domestic shorthair

DOB: 7/19/2002

Zelda has experienced many changes over the past year and is understandably confused and somewhat shy. But she has started to seek the attention of volunteers...although she tells us she was MUCH happier in her holiday foster home!


From Zelda - January 1, 2011


"Happy New Year to all my PAWS friends. I am enjoying my time in a real home. I have a window seat in the living room where I can watch squirrels run up and down the trees and birds at the bird feeder. Sure wish I could catch one of those creatures! My window seat also is a good spot to watch for people who come to visit. When I see them coming, though, I head for my "safe room". I'm still a bit afraid of them.

My foster mom told me to mention this, but I don't know why. I like to use the couch as a scratching post, but I'm working on that little "problem"....at least mom thinks it's a problem. But seriously, I'm getting better about using my scratcher as long as it's coated with catnip! :)

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Center next week." -- Zelda

Foster mom adds: "Zelda has learned the word "no" because I tell her that each time she starts scratching the couch. Since she isn't interested in treats, I put some extra catnip on the scratcher each time she uses it. This seems to work as a reward. Zelda enjoys playing with the laser light in the evening and chases it all over the room. Although she doesn't like to be picked up, she does sit on my lap once in awhile to watch TV. Zelda is a very sweet girl. She'll be a good companion for someone who will help her continue to gain confidence.....and finish teaching her where she's permitted to scratch!" -- Linda

ADOPTED 6-27-11

 

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