In my experience, adopted shelter cats and cats from rescues make the very best lifelong companions. Shelter cats may be facing a death sentence, or languishing in a cage for months on end. The odds are in favor of the cute kittens, but while they may readily find homes, the older cats are often left in the shadows. They may be the ones you'll see gazing forlornly from the back corner of their cages, or sometimes thrusting a hopeful paw through the cage bars.
If you couldn't resist one of these shelter cats and have given him or her a forever home, share your happy ending story, including photos, with other readers.
I started looking online at cats. I looked on Petfinder for a couple of months. I kept going back to one little pure white cat with blue eyes. Something about her kept drawing me back to her, so on D…More
only once I only went to the spca once before I got Ricky and only once for Skeddales I fell in love with all the animals there immediately....I wish I could have taken them all home....I live in an …More
One. I kept looking at the web page. After seeing these 2 girls that had been dropped in the over night pen @ only 3 weeks old with their mom & 4 other litter mates...I went and let them choose me. M…More
Because I worked at a shelter, I saw her every day. When she was fostered by a co-worker/friend, I was able to visit her a lot. I fell in love with her right away, but due to her medical needs, she h…More
I instantly bonded with Mina, an orange with white tabby, who reminded me of my lost pet. I only looked at young adult cats who may not be adopted readily. Mina's cage mate (Cloe) at the shelter also…More
We only made one trip to the shelter. We had found an available kitten online that we thought was adorable and filled out the application and got called with instant approval. We arrived at the shelt…More
Only one visit, it was love at first sight. I just love Siamese cats and was amazed by the colour of his eyes. He "begged" to be taken out of the shelter and I knew we were meant for each other. I wa…More
After we brought our dog home, we went after one week back to the shelter and picked up one of many cats. We named her Rosita.That was November 1995. Rosita was about 8 months then. Today she is clos…More
My friend and I visited her in her foster home and filled out the 5 page application immediately. I returned 3 days later to pick her up having had my vet references cleared and paid the adoption fee…More
It was love at first sight. I volunteer at the SPCA one day a week doing cat socialising. I felt she needed tender care and love to get her out of her shell. I waited a couple of weeks to give me tim…More
Just one visit is all it took. I had looked online at several shelters for cats available for adoption, but I wanted to see them in person. I was on an errand one day and decided to go in and just lo…More
After I saw Wilson's pic and his seemingly pleading eyes we went to see him. He was in the infirmary with an upper respiratory infection. As soon as I said his name he got up, was purring and allowed…More
One. I met Nellie-Belle and those big saucer eyes and her scared look melted my heart instantly. I knew she was meant for me! I had to wait a few days for her to be spayed and have her shots, but the…More
I adopted Henry, my first cat, on my initial visit to the animal shelter. Several things helped me choose him. We had initially chosen a different cat then left for about an hour to purchase cat "sup…More