Black cats. FIV+ cats. Senior cats. Special needs cats. These are just some of the factors that can make a cat seem “less adoptable.” To promote these special cats (and dogs, too), Petfinder has designated September 17 – 25 as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.” I actually don’t like the term “less adoptable” at all, which is why I put it in quotes – I prefer to think of these cats as extra special.
And in order to celebrate these special cats in all their beautiful variety, I would like to introduce you to some of the cats that fall into one or more of these categories. They’re all looking for their forever home. I hope you’ll share this post widely – let’s get some special cats adopted this week!
Snuggle Bunny is approximately 4 years old, and appropriately named. As far as she is concerned, laps were made for one thing only, and that’s for her to sit on. Snuggle Bunny is a super-affectionate, charming little lady who adores attention. She is FIV positive, so she would be perfect in a single cat home or a home with another FIV cat like her best friend, Lyndee (hint, hint). Sunggle Bunny is fostered through Forever Feline Ranch in Springfield, IL.
At 8 years old, Daisy is considered a senior kitty. She is a very sweet girl who gets along great with other cats and small dogs. She likes to lay on the sofa and be your couch potato companion, but is also playful and acts much younger than her age. Daisy is being fostered through Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Northern Virginia.
Hadley is a 5 year young Russian blue neutered male with a wonderful disposition. He is a trusting, loving and cuddly lap cat who loves to have his tummy rubbed. He is playful, and loves his kitty toys – especially those he can run and chase after. His foster mom says that he climbs up on her desk when she is using her laptop, sits near the mouse pad and cuddles her head! Hadley is diabetic, so he will need a home with someone who is comfortable giving him insulin injections. He was given up by his previous family because an elderly family member was requiring so much time that they could no longer care for Hadley. Hadley is being fostered through Diabetic Cats in Need, a group which helps diabetic cats and their people by supporting diabetic cats in their original and adoptive homes, rehoming unwanted diabetic cats, and helping to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.
Luray came to Casey’s House in Northern Virginia, with his three siblings who have all been adopted. He had a deformed chest but has had surgery to correct the deformity and is doing very well. The vet expects him to make a full recovery without any further complications. He is a little over a year old, and should live a long and happy life in his forever home. He is very sweet, loves to be picked up and cuddled and enjoys playing with his cat toys.