Tony Tornado originally got his name because he liked to zoom all over the place, playing hard to get, especially around people he just met. However, he has mellowed quite a bit over the years and is a much more laid back cat these days. 

DOB 5/1/2009


Don't let Buzz's fluffy hair fool you – under that gorgeous black coat, this big beefy boy tips the scales at a whopping 18 pounds! He is a very calm cat and would do well with another calm cat in a quieter home. Buzz is front-paw declawed.

DOB 8/1/2013


Although I am a handsome and a very sweet boy I sometimes do get a bit nervous.  New places and new people are very stressful.  I like people and cats once I get to know them.  I like soft food and pets but please do not touch my head.

DOB 4/2/2011


Jarvis loves sleeping, getting attention and chilling on your lap. He has a quiet meow when he wants to say hello. Jarvis is fine with other cats and was bonded with Jeffy, who is now in foster. Due to a birth defect and later complications, Jarvis is missing his right eye, but that doesn't stop him from getting on your lap and snuggling with you.

DOB 1/1/2006


I am the panther-man with white whiskers.  I am told that I am a bit standoffish but I just prefer to be petted when I am in the mood and by my rules.  I can be bribed with some soft food sometimes.  I do not care for the other cats much because I am the lone panther-man who likes to go his own way. 

DOB 7/27/2007


Loki is a shy cat who tends to stay in the background. But if you take the initiative to approach him, he will gladly accept a petting on the head. His unique tail shape gives him some character too!

DOB 8/15/2011


I need time to get to know you, but once I know and trust you I love the pets and the brushing.  I like other cats especially my buddy Tangerine. 

DOB 1/20/2009


My name is Blanca. I showed up on my foster mom's front porch when it was below zero. I was very hungry, thirsty, and sickly. I had a pretty bad ear infection you see, and didn't have any hair on my ears. The vet said I would have lost part of my ears from frostbite had I not been rescued. I've adapted quickly to this idea of being an indoor kitty. I like belly rubs, playing with my jingle ball, and snuggles. I currently have a room to myself. (*)

DOB 1/1/2013


Alice is a very independent cat. She does enjoy it when people talk to her and if she is in the mood she will allow you to pet her. But Alice knows that she is from a regal line and demands to be treated as such. Alice would do best with someone who has experience with cats.

DOB 9/18/2010


Our volunteers have described Sabrina as a "people person." She is friendly to visitors and loves to be brushed and petted. She usually will try to get your attention from a high shelf at the shelter.

DOB 7/10/2010


Molly is a sweet senior girl with a big personality.  Molly was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, but is well controlled with her current oral medication.  Molly LOVES snuggling in bed with her foster mom and dad, lounging in sunbeams and having her ears rubbed.  Molly does very well with other cats and has lived with a small dog in the past. (*)

DOB 4/4/2006


Cypress is a nice, easy-going tabby cat with striking eyes and a beautiful striped fur coat. She likes to always be aware of her surroundings. She loves to follow you around and find out what's going on around her, and then makes a show of curling up somewhere comfortable so you can come over and give her some attention.

DOB 5/17/2009


As you might have already guessed from looking at his picture, this handsome boy was named after his adorable little milk mustache. In addition to his good looks, Stash also loves attention… but he is not shy to let you know when he’s done getting pet. He would do best in a home without young children and would do well as an only cat. 

DOB 5/8/2012


Wendy is a very shy and gentle type of cat.
Once I brought her home she blossomed, she likes to be around people, always following us around the house and laying next to us.
Her eyes are mesmerizing and her fur is as soft as silk, she is not a lap cat but she will give you all the love and affection on her own way. (*)

DOB 5/14/2007


I am a feisty girl who likes things my way.  If you want a fun, spicy girl look at me.  But I rule.  I prefer a quiet home with no dogs or young children.  Although I like some older children and mellow cats.  I will stand up on my hind legs to take a treat out of the hand of one of the volunteers that I like. 

DOB 3/2/2010


With his cute little snaggletooth, Luna is a playful guy who loves treats and being brushed.  While he may not readily hop onto your lap, he will endlessly chase a laser pointer around. Does well with other cats. 

DOB 2/20/2010


Sassy, talkative, and independent - Thelma runs the show! Thelma was abandoned by her owner due to no fault of her own at the age of ten. Thelma can be cranky and isn’t a big fan of other cats. However, she loves people and would make for a great lap cat. Thelma is searching for a new kingdom to rule during her golden years. (*)

DOB 3/10/2010


Tony Tornado originally got his name because he liked to zoom all over the place, playing hard to get, especially around people he just met. However, he has mellowed quite a bit over the years and is a much more laid back cat these days. 

DOB 5/1/2009


Gummy Bear was not happy when she came back to the shelter last summer.  When a volunteer would try to take her box to clean little Gummy Bear would yell "my box, my box, you can not have it".  But the volunteers kept talking to her and explaining that we really just want to clean this for you and make things nice and will give it back.  Gummy Bear has come a long way since then and now she sometimes lets us see how cute she can be.

DOB 11/15/2005


I am very nervous about people and need lots of time to be comfortable.  I do watch my buddy Coach and if he is ok with someone then I may check them out by coming up to sniff them.  I have no teeth but am eating ok.

DOB 7/24/2009


I am a little uncertain so timid when I first meet you, but once I know you I am fine with the pets and brushing.  I like cats especially my buddy Patron.  If I like you Patron may come check you out too. 

DOB 1/20/2009


I am a sweetheart, the volunteers told me so.  I love attention and soft food.  I can be very chatty, because I want to tell you all about my day and let you know about everyone who passed by the window.  Come and see me and I will fill you in on all the activities. Rusty is front declawed. (*)

DOB 6/1/2008


Shadow's family moved to a place that did not allow cats, so Shadow suddenly found himself without a home and in a very strange and scary place. He is nervous and hides but we are hoping that in time he will learn that people are here to help him and there are good things going on. Shadow needs a home that is quiet and filled with love and patience.

DOB 7/27/2007


Miss Bonnie is a pretty dilute tortie with a cute little pink nose. She was cared for by a church congregation, but Pet Refuge took her when the weather turned cold. Bonnie loves people, and tolerates other cats if she can be the alpha cat. She LOVES to play! (*)

DOB 3/1/2005

MISHA - **Pending Adoption**

There are other black cats here, but I am the big one, maybe the biggest. The volunteers say I could be a mini-panther, but I am not big and scary, in fact I am a bit shy or some say timid.  I need time to adjust to anything new and to be comfortable.  So I need time to get to know new people.  I do like chin scratches when I know you and some back rubs at the base of my tail.

DOB 5/22/2008


Sushi is a sweet grey female. She enjoys being petted and playing with toys on strings. Sushi also gets along well with other cats. She is a bit shy in new surroundings and around new people, but once she gets used to things, she is a very happy girl. She loves canned food and napping in the sun. (*)

DOB 3/23/2005


Smudge is a beautiful, short-haired white cat. He is an energetic guy who loves to play fetch with his toys and play. He also likes to gently wrestle with his caregivers. Smudge used to be very feisty and would scratch and bite, but he has calmed down and is now quite cuddly. When Smudge is not busy with those activities, he enjoys a sunny spot to nap in.

DOB 10/1/2007


Minnie Mae tells us that she has a lot to say sometimes and likes people.  But she has had a lot of stress in her life and sometimes needs to be a grumbly bear.  Minnie does tend to think outside the box, possibly because it is uncomfortable for her digging in the litter since she is 4-paw declawed.

DOB 11/10/2010


Harley is a gentle giant.  He tells us that he is a little uneasy about the shelter but things are much better now that his best bud and brother is with him.  Harley says that he loves to give headbutts and to get lots of attention and petting.  If he does not know you he may be a bit shy at first but not for long. Davidson is smaller than his brother Harley but has the same beautiful long hair black coat.  Davidson tells us he loves people and likes to be petted as much as brother Harley.

DOB 2/11/2010


Jeffy says that although he feels a bit shy if he does not know you he really is curious about you and all that goes on around him.  I enjoy sitting on the high shelves so I won't miss anything. (*)

DOB 4/3/2010


Layla is a classic brown tabby and she is cute as a button! When Layla first made it into Pet Refuge in February of 2010, she was unsure of people and was hiding for a few days. Layla has come a long ways in her foster home. She loves her playtime, especially her squeaky mouse and feathery toys. She is also enjoying the company of other cats and kittens and will need an active playmate in her new home! Yet while Layla is doing well around people she knows and trusts, she is still shy around strangers. (*)

DOB 12/1/2009


Mack is a very handsome talkative boy who enjoys it when his human friends give him attention. Although Mack tolerates the other cats he really would much rather be the only cat in his own house.  All these cats are very hard on him and although he is very laid back and a totally cool dude sometimes it is just too much for him and he feels a bit grumpy about the shenanigans of those other cats.

DOB 4/23/2005


Minnie is a shy little girl who came to us 4-paw-declawed. Once she knows and trusts you, Minnie likes to be held and petted. Unfortunately, Minnie has developed an aversion to the litterbox due to her declawing surgery and will sometimes go outside of the box. She will need a special owner or, in the meantime, we would appreciate donations to help us with her ongoing care.

DOB 4/1/2005


"Brush me, I'm beautiful!" Princess Zoey is a big, Black & White, loveable girl whose favorite things in the world are a good brushing and a nice belly rub. In fact, she likes being brushed so much that you'd think she was perpetually getting ready for a date! Zoey is good with other cats, and is very eager for you to bring her home to her new palace. Zoey is currently on Cosequin for bladder health and will have to be on this medication for the rest of her life. 

DOB 11/20/2006


Panda Bear got his name from not only his Black & White coloring but also from his rounded ears that were a result of frostbite damage. The poor little guy has spent most of his life outdoors without much human contact and he originally came to us in need of some socialization. However, he has turned into quite the little social butterfly these days. 

DOB 9/1/2008


Meet Stella Ann! Well, it’s hard to miss her since she is usually waiting right by the door, trying to make sure that she is the first one to get food and attention. Stella Ann loves treats and has an adorable begging routine! She would do best in a home without young children though.

DOB 9/15/2013


Baby Choo is a DSH white & black male. Baby Choo is a very active and nosy young man. He likes to be into everything. He is not big on being picked up and held, but he loves to be petted and will let you know when he wants to be loved on. He does well with other cats (after a short adjustment period) and enjoys running around the house playing chase games with them. Baby Choo is current on all of his vaccines, neutered and micro-chipped. (*)


Howie loves to hang out in the tops of cat trees and keep an eye on things. Howie has an independent side and expects you to ask permission before proceeding to pet him. Howie does like people and is ok with other cats as long. (*)

DOB 3/26/2010


Max is a darling playful fun loving boy. With his activity level we are hoping to find someone who is experienced with the more mischievous side of cats. Max loves attention and action. He is the adventurer and explorer of the crowd. Shortly after Max was returned to us, he stopped eating and became very sick. Luckily, he has fully recovered and is doing great these days.

DOB 1/11/2008


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DOB 7/20/2009


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DOB 3/20/2011


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DOB 4/17/2011


Cecily is a cute black & white girl with a little stub of a tail and an adorable half mustache. She really enjoys the company of other cats and recently lost her best friend Bridgette. Cecily is a little shy when she first meets you, but once she allows you to pet her, she wants you to pet her forever! And that's part of her diabolical plan: Get someone to start petting her, then fall in love with her, then take her home so she can have her happy ending. (*)

DOB 10/3/2007


When Flower first came into the shelter, she was so distressed that she hid under her bed and would not come out. She does come out now to visit with volunteers and to eat while her human friends are around but she still likes to get under blankets. 

DOB 3/24/2010


Lemon likes to be petted and can be very friendly, but she is not shy to let you know when she's ready to be left alone.

DOB 8/21/2012


Andrew is a silly boy with a lot of purrsonality. He will gaze into your eyes to let you know that he loves you. He likes to put his paw on you when he wants attention and he loves to be petted. Andrew has big round eyes that make him look like he's concerned all the time. Our volunteers all agree that this boy is a sweetheart!

DOB 11/1/2009


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