Jasper is true to his breed. This 15-pound boy is an outgoing, energetic two-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Mix. His amiable nature is a great match with his very handsome white-and-tan coat. Jasper is overjoyed to be rescued, after being saved from a high-kill facility.
He has the potential to be an agility of flyball star – this guy is happiest when playing fetch and has lots of drive and action to be a contender! Just image how happy he will be in the forever home of his dreams. See his video below. You can tell he is very smart, agile, and treat motivated! Jasper gets along well with other dogs too!! Apply to adopt Jasper now!
Tonka is a very handsome 5 year old male orange tabby with big bright eyes and “bulls-eye” markings. Tonka and his brother Tonto belonged to a soldier, who was deployed to Afghanistan in May, 2011. Unfortunately, the soldier’s family was unable to take care of them, so they brought the boys to a county shelter (where their lives were in jeopardy). The shelter called Furkids, who stepped in to give these two great cats another chance at life.
Tonka seemed to get along with the other Furkids shelter cats, however he soon stopped eating! He probably had just gone through too many changes in a short time. Furkids saved his life again with a feeding tube and intensive care by a foster family. After a few weeks, he began eating on his own and is now a happy & healthy kitty (and maybe even a little chubby). Tonka’s foster family is pleased to have helped him, but it is time for him to find a “forever” home.
His foster family feels that the best home for Tonka will be a home where he is the only pet. He is shy when meeting people but once he knows you; he wants to be near you as much as possible. Tonka loves being brushed and enjoys playing-catnip mice are a favorite. He is also very content to hang-out with you while you watch TV or sleep. He does not need to be adopted with his brother. Apply for Tonka today!
Brownie was born in Feburary of 2006, making her nearly 6 years old. She is a beautiful golden brown tabico with a dense plush coat. She is a friendly kitty with large inquisitive sea foam green eyes and a very expressive face.
Little Miss Brownie is a bit of a shelter favorite. We try to get her as much exposure as possible because she is such a sweetheart and we would love to see her get adopted. Actually, she was adopted once, but was returned to us in 2010. She’s very quiet and a bit timid in new surroundings. Recently, we took her to one of the cat shows so that cat lovers could meet her and see that she was up for adoption. Somehow, she managed to get into her litter box with her cat bed on top of her! And that’s where she preferred to stay and not be bothered. But once we would open her cage door, she’d peak out and let everyone pet her. She may be shy, but she loves affection and always likes to see what’s going on. Back in her element at the shelter, she greets the guests and politely asks for a pat on the head.
She would do best as the only kitty in your home. She was found to have a single male heartworm so she may require health monitoring. Please consider giving Brownie a forever home. She is cat number 6137. You can contact us to come and meet her, or you can apply to adopt her now.
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!
Aww…look at this super cutie pie. Sweet Sadie!
If you are looking to own a single pet — a sole companion on which to lavish all your attention, and in turn have just one animal that will lavish all their loyalty on you — then Sadie is a perfect choice. This sweet little girl gets a lot of attention from visitors because she is a strikingly beautiful gray tuxedo kitty. She’s also quite vocal when people come into her room, indicating that she loves attention. Shelter staff report that she will love to be in your lap every chance she gets. She is very friendly — with humans.
Sadie needs to be the only pet/animal in a household because she simply does not do well with other animals, especially dogs. She had a very bad experience with a dog right before she was rescued by one of our volunteers. She was adopted by a family a few years ago, but when they got a new dog Sadie showed aggression towards the dog. The family ultimately decided to keep the dog and return Sadie to Furkids. It is clear that her early experience with dogs has had a significant impact on her. So, we want to make sure that her forever home will be a safe haven for her. We now know that her potential adopters should commit to protecting her from having to interact in any way with dogs. And for that matter, with other animals in general.
Fifi’s most recent foster family would like to let everyone know how wonderful she is so we have chosen to spotlight her this week. [Full disclosure: I, Ida, and my husband, Thad, are Fifi's most recent foster family ] We are hoping that she can soon be adopted into a loving home. There are several things you need to know right off the top about Fifi.
One, she’s got spunk! This girl has a huge personality and lots of fun energy. She clearly likes to be in charge of both herself and others. I really enjoyed her self-assured attitude and the sometimes disdainful looks she’d give me. I would just laugh and go over and pet her anyway. She always gave in. She often gets “the crazies” and dashes madly from room to room. She loves to play with cat toys and will keep you and herself entertained for hours. One of her favorite activities is sitting near a window looking outside. She does not mind dogs. She got along great with our dog; but clearly did not want to assimilate with our other cats. It might be best if she were the only cat in the household. Or, she can be adopted with her sister (more on that later).
Two, she’s a riddle of of opposites. She doesn’t like to be picked up, but she loves for you to pet her and give her lots of attention. She also likes to sleep or relax NEAR you (but doesn’t cuddle on top of you). All you need to do is sit down to read or watch tv or just lounge, and Fifi will come to you and find a nice spot near you — close enough to where you can pet her. She will also often charge your hand for some extreme petting. She likes that. Also, she gets along great with her sister, Super Kitty, but she does not seem to like any other cats.
Three, she’s absolutely gorgeous. I would call her my Hollywood glamor kitty. She’s almost all white except for a splash of calico above her brow and throughout her tail. Her coat is medium (not short, not long) and super soft. I sometimes call her Fluffy instead of Fifi.
Finally, although we are highlighting Miss Fifi this week, we still want to let you know that she is bonded with her sister, Super Kitty, who is an absolute DOLL in her own right. Super Kitty is much more calm, relaxed, and does not mind being beta to Fifi’s alpha. We would love to see them adopted together — they’ve been together their entire lives.
Our little fluffy Rascal came to us as a kitten in May of 2006 with his brother, Bonkers. They were both feral and, therefore, not very warm to humans. Rascal has weathered the domesticated storm quite well. It may have taken quite a while, but he is no longer shy or wary of humans. In fact, he is now the cat to welcome you into Room 10. He sits by the door and when you come in he wants lots of attention. He’s come such a long way. Rascal was also ill for a little while, but he is fully recovered and is doing fantastic.
Since we had such great fortune this month in having two all-white boys adopted together (Linus and Victor), we thought we’d highlight one of our absolutely gorgeous all-white girls, Lily.
Cala lilies, water lilies, lilies of the valley — they are all delicate and exquisite-looking white flowers. And so is this little girl. I mean, just look at her! She really embodies her name.
Lily is graceful, beautiful, and smart. She has been with us since 2009 and is 3-years-old. She is an all-white short hair and unique in the sense that her eyes are two different shades. She is very playful and vocal; loves attention and conversation. Lily will find her way next to you and she will make the other cats get out of her way to ensure she gets all your attention. She would love to find her forever home as an only cat.
Mango is always one of the first cats to greet you at the door of room 1-2-3. Just like her tropical fruit namesake, she is a brilliant rich orange color and full of sweetness. This very affectionate kitty absolutely adores attention and will sit by your side until your pet her or hold her. She will make someone a great lap cat!
Mango came to Furkids in 2008 with her sisters, Peachy and Tangerine. Peachy has since been adopted but Mango and Tangerine are still seeking their forever homes. It would be nice to have them adopted together, but it is not necessary.
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