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
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.