Furry fun felines need ‘forever’ homes

Joy Ufford photos It’s very difficult to take pictures of happy cats who just want to be petted and playful. Bob, left, and Sindee are roommates now but need rooms of their own in good homes.

People came by the Pinedale

Animal Shelter early on Friday afternoon

to pick up cats and dogs they chose to

foster and adopt but there are a few more

cats now and kittens coming up that need

forever homes.

For one, there’s “Batty,” a black longhaired,

seven-toed kitten whose sister was

adopted that day.

While most kittens available Friday went

to new homes, more are coming of age for

adoption soon through Happy Endings Animal

Rescue and the Town of Pinedale.

Still, many cat lovers prefer the older

cats that have been housetrained, learned

their manners and been given – and give –

Furry fun felines need ‘forever’ homes

By Joy Ufford, [email protected]

Joy Ufford photos

It’s very difficult to take pictures of

happy cats who just want to be petted

and playful. Bob, left, and Sindee

are roommates now but need rooms

of their own in good homes.

affection to everyone they meet. They are

often much calmer, loyal companions.

“Bob,” for example, is the grownup,

gentle grey tiger cat who has lived at the

shelter for about a year, first coming in

fairly wild. Bob now welcomes visitors by

rubbing against their ankles and purring

madly. His roommate is “Sindee,” who is 5

years old and very affectionate. In the other

room are a couple of grown cats that Happy

Endings brought from an overcrowded

shelter in Green River.

“There are four adults here including a

feral mouser that needs a barn,” said Pinedale

animal control officer Samantha Morgan.

Morgan and Happy Endings volunteer

Sharolyn Lopez showed off 7-week-old

bright-eyed kittens whose mother was adopted

out as a mouser, leaving volunteers to

bottlefeed them. Of those seven, three have

shorter Manx tails and come in every color

including calico. This litter will be spayed

or neutered mid-September and then be

available for adoption. Another younger litter

is also at a foster home being bottlefed

for several more weeks.

People can stop in and meet Bob,

Sindee, Batty and the others at the Pinedale

Animal Shelter, 69 Pinedale S., weekdays

from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visit with these

friendly and affectionate felines. More cats

of all ages are also staying over at Creature

Comforts, 269 S. Cole Ave.

If you can’t have a pet but love animals,

Happy Endings welcomes volunteers to

come in and play with their animals to keep

them happy. For more about adopting, fostering

or volunteering, call 307-360-6000.

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