Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Cats for Adoption: Old and New Cats, Kittens and a Donation

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Sonny loves her pets.

Despite her name, Sonny is a girl! And an older girl at that…16 years old, but apparently she wasn’t getting along with her furmates. She’s mighty loving and affectionate, though, any way you want to pet her is fine with her, and she purrs all the time. And she has such a pretty face! She’s ready to go home with you, all you need to do is stop by and meet her. She’s been at the shelter since July 25, 2013.

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Meet Sonny, ready to snuggle with you.


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Devon was living outdoors, being fed by a kind person for about three months, but apparently there were too many cats to care for. Devon was rolling around in his cage and kneading the air and purring purring purring, but once I carried him to the Meet and Greet room he was a little timid, under the furniture timid at first. I moved the furniture and he immediately came over to rub figure 8s around my ankes. He liked it best when I held him and petted him. Poor guy, to have been living in the outdoors, he must have been terrified. He’s a real love, two years old, and ready to snuggle. He’s been at the shelter since May 29, 2013.


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Siena is loving and purry and apparently likes catnip, and despite her somewhat startled expression is quite friendly. She may look like a large girl but she only weighs ten pounds, and once she got her bearings in the Meet and Greet room she was happy to explore and look out all the windows. She is eight years old and was transferred from the Beaver County Humane Society, and has been at the shelter since April 16, 2013.

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Siena in all her glory

And the mural in the Meet and Greet room!

Mural in cat room



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Celia with Penny’s ear.

Celia was being majorly upstaged by an ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE TORTIE KITTEN named Penny, who was already adopted. Good thing, I wanted to stuff her in my bag, but Celia’s little black cheeks and chin with round eyes were what attracted me in the first place.

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Penny’s paws.
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Penny upstaging Celia.

A Kitten Named Bernadette!

And orange no less! She was adopted, but I just had to share her and her sister. Might have been tempting…

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A cat named Bernadette!

Two Bunnies

I didn’t get their names because I immediately called them Peanut Butter Meltaway and Carrot Spice Cake (was I hungry for sweets?) and noted that Carrot Spice Cake was a dilute tortoiseshell bunny (though in bunnies I know it’s called something else).

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Two bunnies

And Birdies

If you think your local shelter only takes cats and dogs, well, they have a hard time turning down any animal who needs a home.

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Parakeets at shelter

Now for the best part—adopt!

At the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, all cats 6 months and older are adopted for $5.00, kittens are $25.00! They are:

  • spayed or neutered
  • wormed
  • vaccinated
  • FeLV tested
  • flea treatment applied
  • microchipped

and have a FREE one-year WPHS Lifesaver membership

These cats are available at the North Shore shelter. Visit the WPHS today at:

North Shore
1101 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15233
(412) 321-4625

1680 Fallen Timber Road
Elizabeth PA 15037
(412) 751-2010

And in addition to wonderful cats for adoption, they also have a low cost spay/neuter program for any cat that a cat can be spayed or neutered, receive all of its vaccines, and get a microchip for just $60.

sampleofstationsquareAnd a donation to the upcoming WPHS event

I dropped off a portrait certificate and a “Two Cats After van Gogh” Keepsake box for the upcoming Taste of Station Square on Wednesday, August 7.

And while I was there…

I picked up three feral kitties who’d been spayed and neutered at the clinic. There wasn’t enough time at the HCMT clinic on Sunday, so WPHS took care of them and I’ll be driving them up to Tarentum tonight. More on those kitties tomorrow!

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.


Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

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