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5 Adoptable Cats From CATS Cradle Shelter

by on Jun 22, 2017
 

Photos courtesy of CATS Cradle Shelter

To spread the word and shine a very bright light on animals finding forever homes, Fargo Monthly has decided to feature cats and dogs from the various shelters and rescues in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Each month, we are sharing the stories of animals looking for loving owners. Today, we are featuring cats from CATS Cradle Shelter. It’s a non-profit, no-kill shelter that is 100 percent donation funded. Its mission is to create a more humane and compassionate world, one cat at a time. Check out some of these adoptable animals and consider bringing one (or all) home!

CATS Cradle’s adoption fee is $109.75 plus tax for a total of $118

* Adoption fees include a wellness exam, all necessary vaccinations, deworming, a microchip, testing (FeLV/FIV for cats) and spaying/neutering.

Leslie Knope

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Medium adult, probably born spring 2015
Spayed Female
Declawed: No

Important Information: Leslie Knope has always been very shy but she loves Ron and he looks to her when he is lonely or tired and wants a cuddle. She’s always happy to oblige and this mother-son bond is heartwarming to watch. We would love to see them go to a home together.

CATS Cradle Shelter

Foster Home Feedback: “Leslie Knope has three kittens: Ron Swanson, Tom Haverford and April Ludgate. She was the best mother to her kittens. She nursed them until much longer than most mom cats do. Because of her motherly duties, she didn’t have the chance to be her own cat-self when she lived in her foster home. Now that she’s at the shelter, she’s enjoying long sun-baths, peaceful naps with no kittens nursing on her, and one-on-one time with the volunteers.

“She also loves being petted, especially on her cheeks. She is still not sure about being picked up but she will tolerate it for a short while. She is growing more and more comfortable with people and needs a quiet and patient home.

“One of her patches is in the shape of a heart. Your heart will be full of love with her.”

Ron Swanson

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Medium young, born around August 2016
Neutered Male
Declawed: No

Important Information: Usually, mom cats are happy to get their kittens raised and out the door, but Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson are the exceptions to the rule. They are unusually close and love each other very much. It would be purrfect if they could go together. Ron and Leslie would be best in a quiet adult home or a home with older children.

CATS Cradle Shelter

Foster Home Feedback: “Ron Swanson’s mother is Leslie Knope and his siblings are April Ludgate and Tom Haverford.

“True to his namesake, he likes to remain distant from all the action. He even has a little mustache like Ron Swanson. Until he is sure of what he is getting into, he watches from afar but once he gets comfortable, he is delightful to watch.

“He makes friends with the other adolescent kittens that have lived in his colony and he loves to play in a group with wand toys. He can zoom around the room like he has wings. He loves the big corner shelf and the oversized bed usually found there.

“Even though he’s a big, strapping boy, he turns into a little baby kitty around his mom, Leslie, is the center of his universe. Whenever he’s tired or startled, he goes right over to mom for some reassurance, and she’s happy to oblige. In a few minutes, he feels better and then he’s ready to take on the world again.”

Whiskas

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Medium adult, probably born in 2012
Spayed Female
Declawed: No

Important Information: Whiskas is a lovely cat with delicate features and we would be overjoyed to find her a family that would be patient with her and give her lots of time and love. She was looking for new adventures and decided to go stay with our good friends at Natural Pet Center, 3037 13th Ave S, in their new adoption unit.

CATS Cradle Shelter

Foster Home Feedback: “Whiskas was rescued in Milnor and taken to the vet for an emergency surgery & spay, she had a uterine infection called pyometra. She was very lucky someone found her and got her to safety before she got any sicker. Whiskas took a little while to get used to shelter routines, but now she’s a big part of the calm energy of Room 3. The best word to describe her is ‘serene.’

“Nothing disturbs her calm mood and we really enjoy her company. She’s a lovely cat with delicate features and we would be overjoyed to find her a family that would be patient with her and give her lots of time and love.”

Dallas

Breed: Domestic long hair
Age: Adult
Neutered Male
Declawed: No

Important Information: Dallas has lived with other cats in the past but isn’t enjoying the cats in his current foster home, so he might be happiest as an only cat. He’s diabetic and has been controlled for many months with tiny doses of an insulin called Lantus. Many cats on the Lantus protocol are able to be weaned off the insulin and have their diabetes controlled by diet only. Dallas has been on the insulin long enough to try being weaned and is currently in a trial where his blood sugar is being regulated by his diet only.

CATS Cradle Shelter

Foster Home Feedback: “Dallas is an adult neutered male cat. He is a large, fluffy armful of “gorgeous.” He’s a showpiece of a cat, like having a mini-lion on your couch. He’s also the cuddliest cat you will meet. Dallas wants nothing more than to sit on your chest and be stroked while he gives you head bumps and tells you about his day. Even food comes in a distant second to snuggling with his people.”

Helene

Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Age: Large adult, probably born in 2012
Spayed Female
Declawed: No

Important Information: She is a long-haired cat with a buttery-soft coat, but she’s overweight and struggles to groom herself. And until she gets her flexibility back, she needs a good hairdresser.

CATS Cradle Shelter

Foster Home Feedback: “Helene first arrived at Cats Cradle last year, so matted that she had to have a lion cut. She was adopted for about a year, but her parent could no longer keep her, so she is back again. We have had to clip mats out of her again, so she looks a little asymmetrical, but she rocks it.

“Helene loves to chase after wand toys — she doesn’t have much of a vertical jump but boy, can she catch things dragged on the ground. She’s a pretty, happy little cat who needs to be on scheduled feedings and have someone to play with her a few times every day.”

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