No, you are not seeing double! I know our little Furkid from last week was also a pretty gray tuxedo — but this is an entirely new handsome gray tuxedo kitty that we are highlighting this week. Meet Jesse. We will let Carol Purdy, our Medical Records & Surgery Manager, tell you his story, since she was his heroic rescuer:
I rescued Jesse, along with two other kittens, in April of this year from behind the Zaxby’s in Tucker. I had been feeding them for several months and I couldn’t stand the thought of them being out in the cold any longer. At least two other cats in this colony had already been hit and killed on the busy street nearby.
It took me several days to trap everyone, but when I finally got them, I discovered that Jesse & his brother had tipped ears. Those of us who had been feeding them had not realized this until we had trapped them and saw them up close.
The other two kittens we caught that day came around quickly and were adopted soon after, but Jesse was one very scared boy. I despaired of him ever becoming socialized and had pretty much resigned myself to him being feral forever. He got sick and we spent several weeks nursing him back to health. This was when he turned around! He discovered that he really liked treats and having his chin scratched. He’s still a bit shy, but he can be a real lover.
He’d be great in a quiet home, either with a feline friend or as an only cat. This sweet boy really deserves a forever home of his own, after the sad start of his young life. He’d make someone a wonderful companion.
Thank you, Carol! It’s great to hear the cat’s stories from the people who know them best. Jesse is cat #11186. If you would like to meet Jesse, please make an appointment to come by the shelter, or you can apply to adopt him now!