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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Let's find them a home!

I’d like to give some cats a present for this month: a forever home. On my latest visit to the Story County Animal Shelter I observed three cats that have been at the shelter too long. Sometimes I can’t figure out why certain cats can’t find homes. These three are good examples of this.

First, Twix is not only a beautiful girl but also very loving and playful. She would be the type to happily warm someone’s lap as long as they wish but then be open to playing whenever the opportunity presents itself. She is a gorgeous brown-patched mackerel tabby shorthair. So why is she still there? The staff at the shelter love Twix so why can’t she find a home?

Another lovely girl is Frito. She has spent most of her life at the shelter coming in as a young kitten. She is only about 13 months old, spayed and declawed on her front feet. Frito sometimes acts a little shy when you first open her cage door but once you pet her she is so very loving. They tell me she is also curious and playful. Interestingly I find myself drawn to her by some sort of feeling that reminds me of my beloved Bluebird. They are the same color, blue and white, but otherwise are nothing alike. I think it has to do with her inner spirit.


Finally there is Bobby, a handsome cream and white shorthair who is very sweet and outgoing. He’s missing the tip of one of his ears but no one knows how that happened, probably frostbite. He loves to be petted but is active too. Like Frito he is curious and loves to investigate. I had trouble getting a good picture of him because he preferred looking around the room to sitting still.

And just for the heck of it I have to share this video of two other cats that are just made for each other. They are not related but seem to get along just fine (notice the male's tail wrapped around the cage door for balance):

Please go in and visit these cats and the others available for adoption if you are from this area. If you aren’t from Iowa then please honor them by adopting an adult cat from your own local shelter. Adult cats have so much to offer without all the training and preparations of a kitten. With an adult, what you see is what you get!

I hope that I can report back very soon that these three have found forever homes and move on to the others at the shelter.

The shelter is located at:         975 W Lincoln Highway
Nevada, IA 50201
Ph: (515) 382-3338

Their hours are:                       M-F 11 am to 4 pm
                                                Closed on holidays and weekends

You can see more of the pets awaiting adoption at the shelter website and updates on their Facebook page.