49133 – Shirley
Why choose me?
Shirley previously had a great life with an elderly owner. Unfortunately, that person was no longer able to take care of her, and no relatives wanted to take her… so this is how poor Shirley came to the shelter. Shirley had been used to a calm, quiet home, so she’s not doing well at the clamorous shelter. She mostly hides in her tunnel bed. This is concerning, because it’s particularly difficult for a hiding cat to receive visibility from potential adopters who come through.
On the upside, Shirley loves scratches around her face and head. She also has a beautiful tortoiseshell coat and expressive green eyes. Today she was purring and kneading, as I petted her, even though I could see that she was anxious about the surrounding noises of the shelter. When you visit, you should open Shirley’s kennel door and offer some petting. She will purr for you, too. We are know there must be someone who is in search of a calm, less active cat. Shirley would even be perfect as a companion for an elderly person!
Note that she is declawed in the front, so she needs an indoor-only home. We also know that she previously lived in a home with another cat, which should be fine in her new home as long as the other cat isn’t aggressive, and Shirley has her own quiet, relaxing space in which to retreat. Please consider giving Shirley a chance — or you can also help by finding someone who would like her as a companion!