Ah, at last, spring is starting to peek around the corner, and with it, we are starting to hear the pitter-patter of little kitten feet.
Since all those kitten feet will need someplace to land, we are hoping you will CAT-ch Spring Fever and welcome home one of our many WONDERFUL adult cats, on a DONATION OPTIONAL basis!
That’s right, once you have submitted an application from http://forgetmenotshelter.org/Application and have been approved, you can bring home any of the currently listed adult cats for… however much you wish to donate (even nothing at all)!
We have all different cats – big cats, little cats, fluffy cats, sleek cats, pushy cats, shy cats, and every one of them is the PERFECT cat – for someone.
Check out all the available kitties and apply now for your new best friend!
Coquette is a beautiful torbie with white girl, about 2 years old, who arrived as a stray. She has a funny, kinked tail – it bends like it was caught in a door, but it may have been that way since she was born. She is a little bit timid in new situations and meeting new people and cats, but warms up quickly once she gets to know you. She is affectionate, but not pushy about it, and would make a good indoor or indoor/outdoor kitty. We think she would prefer a quiet, relaxed home, and she would be fine as an only cat or with another kitty or two, preferably kitties that won’t bully her but will accept her presence with a friendly attitude.
See her full listing here.
Icicle is one of the kitties that arrived in September 2012, when we took in 21 cats and kittens from one location. There are only 4 of those cats/kittens, like Icicle, still looking for forever homes!
Icicle was born about 9/7/12, is affectionate and playful, and should do well in pretty much any sort of home, from indoor-only with one human, to indoor-outdoor with a 15-member family. If you are hoping for a pair of kitties, her sister Irmagard is also still available – instant family!
See Icicle’s full listing here.
Chachalaca is a really pretty and unusual “dilute torbie” – a pastel tortoiseshell (cream, grey, white) with tabby pattern. She technically arrived as part of a feral colony on which we were doing trap-neuter-return, but she is just too darn friendly and affectionate to spend the rest of her life fending for herself in a colony, so she was promoted to the adoption program. We think Chachalaca is about 3 years old; she is pretty easy-going with the other cats in her room, and although she doesn’t like to be picked up, she LOVES to play and is a great combination of affection and independence. She’d be a great indoor-outdoor cat for just about any type of lifestyle.
You can see her full listing, with videos, here!
Shadow is a senior kitty who arrived at the shelter with his friend Sassy, when their owner died without a pet plan in place. It has taken us a while to list Shadow, because he came in weighing only 6 pounds, with severe hyperthyroidism that had apparently been undermedicated for at least a year. We got him on track with the right dosage and he is looking great after just 6 weeks! Hyperthyroidism is fairly common in senior cats (we know Shadow is at least 8, and could be more). The treatment that is working for Shadow is a small pill given morning and evening; the medication costs less than 70 cents per day, and we have no trouble getting him to eat his pill when tucked into a small ball of wet food, or into a pill pocket and then put . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: SHADOW
Cacique came in as a stray with 5 kittens in tow back in July 2012; as so often happens, the kittens are all happily growing up in their adoptive homes, and Cacique is still waiting for someone to invite her into their family. We’ve given her a guesstimated birth date of March 2011. Cacique is friendly, happy, and playful. She is a medium haired tabby with just a touch of “torbie” (tortoiseshell/tabby) coloring. Unfortunately, during her very long stay at the shelter, Cacique has become quite overweight; we have her on a diet and exercise program, but she really needs a forever home to give her the attention she needs to fill that emptiness inside her… kitty kibble is a poor substitute for cuddles and love.
Cacique gets along well with other cats once she gets to know them and they have . . . → Read More: Today’s featured cat: CACIQUE!
Sassy is a lovely, but very shy and frightened, Siamese mix girl who arrived at the shelter when her owner died without a pet plan in place. Sassy is a little over 4 years old. She will be someone’s wonderfully rewarding “special project cat” – the kind that really NEED to be rescued, and when she gives you that first purr or head-butt, you’ll know you’ve done something magical for her.
Sassy’s ideal home will be a calm, quiet haven. She doesn’t seem to mind other cats, so could fit in well with an existing zen-like kitty, but will probably do best without a frenetic kitten pouncing on her. She will be expected to hide – she likes to hide inside boxes, tents, bags, anywhere “cave-like” – but will venture out when she knows it is safe and just . . . → Read More: Featured cat: SASSY!
Cassowary is a beautiful medium-haired bob-tailed tortoiseshell girl who came in as a stray. We waited quite a while to list her because we were SURE someone must be looking for her, but that does not appear to be the case, so it’s time to find Cassowary (Cassie for short) a new family. She seems to be a young but full-grown adult, possibly around 2-3 years old. See her full listing HERE.
Cardinal is a handsome and affectionate young tabby boy, born we think in October 2011. He came in with a big rat trap stuck on his right front paw; thanks to funding from the Cats of Microsoft Calendar, we were able to go the extra mile and treat Cardinal’s paw; for a while we thought he might lose it, but he has slowly been healing and has regained most use (even “kneading” while he purrs during cuddle sessions!)
See his full listing here – he’ll make a great new family member!
(TOP): Galahad, Harmonica, Gawain(BOTTOM): Calandra, Harlequin, Hamlet, CaraCara
Forget Me Not recently took in 5 mama kitties with a total of 16 babies, all from one location. Two of the mamas and one baby have already been spoken for, but we are now beginning to list the rest of the adoptable kitties.
In today’s post we are introducing two of the mamas – Calandra and CaraCara – along with two of the distinct litters. Our “G” litter has two adorable black and white boys: Galahad and Gawain, born 8/5/12. Our “H” litter, born 8/19/12, has two girls: Harmonica and Harlequin, plus their brother Hamlet.
All these cats and kittens will be ready for release on or before 10/27/12 – see their full listings on our website’s cat page.
(TOP): Starling, Amazon, Babbler, Siskin(BOTTOM): Avocet, Dana, Aracari, Auk
As usually happens around this time of year, the shelter is full of black and black/white cats and juveniles; these are the kittens that are last to be adopted from their litters, the “leftovers” after everyone has taken home the “pretty” kittens. They are the cats that visitors don’t notice, because they are black and are sitting back in the corner watching the visitors play with the “colorful” cats. Every one of these cats and kittens will make a fantastic companion, if they are given the chance!
For the month of September, we are having our Black Cat Blowout event; adopt any black or black/white cat or kitten included in the Black Cat Blowout promotion, and pay NO adoption fee! We are placing these fantastic felines on an optional donation basis . . . → Read More: End of summer Black Cat Blowout!
Ermine and his 4 siblings were born about 5/25/12, to a stray mama kitty (Cacique, who will also be available for adoption). These kittens came into the adoption program on 7/14, and are being well socialized in a foster home; we expect they will be great indoor or indoor-outdoor kitties (though they should be kept inside until they are a bit older). As of 8/7/12, Ermine is the last available kitten from this litter; those cute, fluffy, NON-BLACK kittens go SO fast sometimes! You need to scoop up this cutie fast, before someone else finds him – he’s just adorable!
See his full listing HERE
(TOP) Babbler and (BOTTOM) Blackbird
Babbler and Blackbird were born on 5/11/12, and came to the shelter as a Stop the Cycle litter; we have spayed the mama kitty, and are now looking for homes for these adorable babies. Mama kitty was pretty young, we think this was her first litter, and the kittens are a little small for their age; they are very healthy and happy, though, and were well socialized with children, cats, and dogs before coming to the shelter. Now they are in a foster home together, and are having lots of fun learning all about the world, practicing their playing skills, and receiving lots of hugs and cuddles.
These two had another brother and sister, but they were Siamese mix kittens and illustrate perfectly how much faster non-black kittens get adopted; some lucky people are going . . . → Read More: Today’s featured kittens: Babbler and Blackbird!
Dana is a gorgeous male kitty, 8 years old, who joined the shelter when his person had to move and couldn’t bring Dana along.
Dana can be a little shy when he first meets people, which makes him a little harder than usual to adopt, but after a few visits, he warms right up to each volunteer he meets… then he will beg for attention to the point he DROOLS while being brushed and petted! Most cat lovers understand the “drooling fool” kitty – Dana is distinguished and attractive, but just watch him embarrass himself when you pet him, HA. In his video, you can actually see him drooling… he’s not a kitty for a “squeamish” person!
He is litterbox trained, playful but not hyper like a kitten, and would do fine in most homes as an indoor or . . . → Read More: Today’s featured cat: DANA
Prince is a very handsome, tailless white kitty, who came to the shelter when his family was no longer able to care for him. He is about 8 years old, and might be a year or two older (the family who brought him found him as a stray in 2006, and he was already an adult then). Prince is super affectionate, and is pretty laid back; he is tolerant of the other cats, and is a little bit cautious and shy when exploring new places and meeting new people.
Like his all-black roommate Dana, Prince is a happiness-drooler… we didn’t think anyone would drool more than Dana, but Prince takes the crown! If you are a cat lover who understands the drooling fool kitty, you can’t go wrong with Prince – or Dana – or, they make a lovely . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: PRINCE
Amber is a healthy, friendly senior, who ended up at the shelter in 2011 when her owner’s disabilities worsened. She was adopted in November 2011, but recently came back to the shelter because she just couldn’t accept the other kitty in the home. This means Amber will do best as an only cat!
Amber will be turning 11 years old in July 2012, and is a very laid-back kitty, who spends most of her time relaxing in her favorite shelter basket. She would be a great companion for a retired person or couple, and could also be a good family pet in a single-pet home.
Amber is not a big fan of being picked up; she loves to be petted and brushed, but likes her feet best firmly on the ground. Amber is a really easy, “out of . . . → Read More: Today’s featured cat: AMBER
Tinka is a sweet, gentle girl who is declawed on her front feet, which means she must be an indoor-only cat. Unlike many Siamese, Tinka has a soft, delicate meow. She loves having her ears rubbed, is used to having baths, and likes to spend time snuggling on the couch with her person. Tinka arrived at the shelter because her people moved into a small travel-trailer, and it was too cramped for both their cats. She is about 2 years old.
Tinka was tolerant of the other cat in her home; we think she would warm up to a friendly dog eventually, but she is a little bit timid around people and animals she doesn’t know. She would like a quiet, calm home – Tinka would be perfect for a retired person or couple, or as an apartment cat . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: TINKA
Poor Furby – he was originally adopted from us back in 2005, and joined his perfect family, where he was allowed to sleep in the bed and absolutely loved his life; unfortunately, his family was unable to keep him and also unable to find him a new home, so he was returned to us and we are going to try again.
Furby is declawed on his front feet, which means he must be an indoor-only cat. He absolutely loves all the people he meets, but he does NOT like other cats, so his perfect home will be as an only-cat to a family or person who will keep him inside and love him as much as he will love them. He doesn’t have a lot of time at the shelter, because we have to either house him alone in . . . → Read More: New adoptable cat: FURBY
This beautiful girl is about 3 years old, and needs a special home, where she can experience the “tough love” of The Biggest Loser to help her get into proper feline fitness. She is not happy at the shelter, because we have to keep her in a playpen so she doesn’t eat ALL THE FOOD in the room… she would be a fabulous and talkative companion for anyone, and we know her right person is out there! See her full listing for more photos, video, and application.
Top: Adelie, Albatross, Acorn — Bottom: Akiko, Tamarack, Azumi
This past weekend we listed 6 new pets who arrived at the shelter after their owner died without a pet plan in place. These 5 cats and 1 dog came in a little frightened and confused, but now seem pretty happy and grateful. It seems that fortune is smiling on them, too, because of the six, only Adelie (the shy orange girl) and Albatross (the fluffy black boy) are still available – it looks like the other 4 will have placement offers going out by the end of the evening!
If you might have a spot in your family for Adelie or Albatross, please check out their listings on our Cat Page (just click on their photos to bring up the full listings).