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Cats for Adoption: Joanie and Chachi, Celebrate Friday the 13th With Your Very Own Housepanther


Wouldn’t you love to have your very own housepanther to celebrate with this Friday the 13th? Joanie would be a purrfect choice, along with her gray brother Chachi who can be ghostly for Halloween!

Hi.. we’re Joanie (black) and Chachi (gray). We were found as little kittens living under a Lowes’ shed. We were in really bad shape when we were found. We both needed surgery and nursed back to health. Now we are completely healed and healthy. We’re still shy and need more socializing. We are available for adoption now to the right person. We would love to stay together and be adopted by someone who understands shy kittens like us. Or if you’d be interested in fostering us to help us with being socialized that would be great too. Message us if interested in Joanie and Chachi.


These kittens are up for adoption from a new rescue very near me named Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue. I’ve known the founder, Sherry, for a couple of years, and she is in fact the person who went searching for Jaspurr the night he was found and discovered where he was.

She is also the person who set up traps and sat for night after night hoping to find Joanie and Chachi, knowing they had injuries and health problems. She got them to the clinic the night she trapped them and they are healthy, vibrant kittens today because of what she did.

I’m so happy for her at being able to set up her own cat rescue, and she’s done an incredible job in getting foster homes and fundraising events in order along with still going out to trap homeless cats and get them the spay/neuter and health care they need. You can find Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue on Facebook.

Joanie and Chachi are spayed and neutered and have all age-appropriate vaccines. There is an application process as well. If you are interested in adopting or fostering Joanie and Chachi please send a message to the the Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook, please message me at bernadette at bernadette-k dot com.

Help make room for more rescues!

Other ways you can help

Amazon Wish List

Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs.

Merlin’s Safe Haven Wish List:

Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.

There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.

  • Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
  • Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
  • Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
  • Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
  • Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.

If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.

Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives

Gifts featuring cats you know! Visit Portraits of Animals


Art With Donation from Portraits of Animals!

marker illustration of 63 cats
“The TNR Story”, 8″ x 14″, Sharpie markers © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This award-winning art was inspired by working in post op at the May 25, 2014 Homeless Cat Management Team TNR clinic. I’ll make a $5.00 donation to HCMT for each poster sold to help spay and neuter more cats so there won’t be so many to rescue. Quantity discounts are available if you want a stack for a clinic or event. Read more about this artwork and purchase a print of this sketch.


All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!




From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

One thought on “Cats for Adoption: Joanie and Chachi, Celebrate Friday the 13th With Your Very Own Housepanther

  • awwwwwww……best best best FISHEZ two ewe Joanie N chachi that yur new for everz peepulz iz on ther way rite now ta bring ya both home…..two gether ♥♥♥♥♥


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