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Cats for Adoption: Henrietta, Home for the Holidays

Pittsburgh C.A.T. has had a lot of newly-listed cats get adopted almost immediately, but that means that cats that have been up for adoption for awhile are sitting, waiting for their forever homes! As a result, over the next week or so, they’re going to feature cats that have been up for adoption for awhile. These cats will have a reduced adoption fee of $50. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, flea-treated, tested for FeLV/FIV, and up-to-date on all age-appropriate vaccinations! So, please share and help them find a Home for the Holidays!!

Henrietta is a little shy and needs time to acclimate to her environment and get to know you and your habits. It’s the nature of cats to find a safe space to sit quietly and observe their surroundings with all their senses, getting to know not just sights but sounds and smells as well. Some cats acclimate in a matter of minutes. Rescued cats who may have had some trauma living outdoors, or who didn’t have the chance to socialize completely as kittens, especially need this time to adjust to a new territory. Once they feel confident they are familiar with your home by observation they will emerge and slowly explore to get to know things up close, including you. You can’t convince them it’s all okay and to just relax. Only they can convince themselves. That’s what Henrietta needs to do when she comes into your home, and when she’s feeling good about things you can see what an absolute doll this silver girl can be!

Here’s what her foster has to say…

Meet Henrietta

• Sweet, loving, mellow girl
• Would be fine with older kids and other amiable cats with proper introductions

Much like Mister Rogers’ Henrietta Pussycat, this Henrietta is a sweet and loving grey girl! 4-year old Henrietta loves to be brushed and enjoys the comfort of friends. With the proper introductions, she would adjust well to living with another sweet, mellow cat around her age, but she would also be fine on her own. Henrietta loves to play with wand and string toys and is a professional bird watcher from her favorite spot in the sun.

Henrietta may take some time to warm up to new people, but once she does she’s the sweetest girl! So someone who can be patient with her would be best. She would be fine with older, respectful children as well!

Like all of the cats with Pittsburgh CAT, Henrietta is up to date on vaccinations, dewormed and microchipped. If you have a quiet home and are looking for a sweet companion, Henrietta would be perfect for you, so apply to adopt her today! You can also see Henrietta on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Petfinder page and Facebook page.

Adopting from Pittsburgh C.A.T.

All Pittsburgh C.A.T. adoptions begin with your application. After it’s reviewed you’ll be contacted about meeting your cat or kitten. All cats have been fostered in homes and are healthy, spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines.

Also look for more adoptable cats on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Petfinder page.

Help Pittsburgh C.A.T. with kitten season!

Right now, Pittsburgh C.A.T. is in need of a few baby scales for fosters. Weighing kittens is an important part of their care. Check the Amazon Wishlist

You know that Pittsburgh C.A.T. is the rescue I volunteer with, but even when I’m rescuing cats and kittens for others they still provide support to me in the form of traps and transport, fostering, food, kitten formula, and low-cost clinic and surgery appointments. I couldn’t help anyone without their support. Rescuing adult cats to foster and adopt to a forever home can be expensive depending on their condition, but rescuing kittens is always expensive because they need complete vetting, often they are orphaned and need formula and bottle feeding for weeks, they often develop illnesses or conditions specific to young kittens and they eat A LOT. We don’t adopt kitten out until they are spayed and neutered and have all age-appropriate vaccines, so we make a substantial investment in their future.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Donate Amazon gift cards to [email protected]. Because our cats are fostered in homes all around the Pittsburgh area, gift cards enable us to send supplies directly to fosters!
  • You can also buy supplies through our Amazon wishlist
  • Or donate cash through Paypal ([email protected]) or Venmo (Pittsburghcat).

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

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3 thoughts on “Cats for Adoption: Henrietta, Home for the Holidays

  • catladymac

    Purrayers to Henrietta for a furever home for Christmas !

  • henrietta ewe bee gorgeouz 🙂 we send de best oh fizhez that ewe find and iz
    IN yur for everz home bye decemburr 9th 🙂 ♥♥♥


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