Working at the ASPCA, we can't help but fall in love with the kitties under our care. Occasionally, through no fault of their own, some of our favorite cats stay at the shelter for way too long. It's time these overlooked gems get what they deserve-permanent, loving homes-so we're giving them an extra boost with their very own profiles.
Our favorite felines may have "special needs," but that doesn't mean they have less to give-just more to receive! They require patient parents who are willing to work with their medical and behavior requirements, and provide lots of love and affection.
If you're interested in adopting one of these classy cats, please call the ASPCA Placement Department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120, or visit our shelter at 424 East 92nd Street in Manhattan.
Age: 11 years
Willow was adopted!
Like all good sidekicks, Willow has your back-and your foot, your leg, your arm-really anything he can rub against! This tiny, black-and-white lad has some years on him, but you'd never know it. He's as sprite and friendly as any young one, but without the kitty drama.
Willow needs an attentive parent who will give him loads of affection in return for the sweetness he always gives. He has some minor respiratory issues and skin allergies, which need consistent, compassionate care.
Color: Brown/White Tabby
Age: 4 years
Sedrick was adopted!
Got a thing for big boys? Sedrick's your guy-his fuzzy, barrel chest is almost as cute as his handsome face and wild tabby markings. Friendly and laid back with people and other cats, this hefty feline is also passive, a gentle giant if you will.
Really, it's hard to believe Sedrick hasn't been scooped up by some lucky adopter. He suffers from food allergies, but it's a sensitivity that's easily managed and shouldn't dissuade you from falling in love.
Age: 8 years
Glenda was adopted!
Who can resist this coy kitty? With her ink-colored nose and throaty meow, Glenda will mesmerize you with her "good witch" powers. Black-and-white and super shy, this mature cat may take a little time to get to know you, but her sensitive side will surely shine when she feels comfy and secure in her new home.
Glenda suffers from hyperthyroidism, which is easily controlled with medication, and is looking for a pet parent with some extra love to spare.
Color: Brown Tabby
Age: 7 years
Jillian was adopted!
The grand dame of the ASPCA, Jillian is a sassy lady with a heart-shaped face and a curious grin. She's an office mascot for ASPCA staff members, but this patient princess really needs a single-cat home to call her own.
Although she's a hearty gal, Jillian tested positive for FIV, which only affects cats, and should be checked regularly by a veterinarian. She likes polite, mellow dogs, but prefers to live without young children.
Age: 5 years
Pinkie was adopted!
Meet Pinkie, the P.I.! This mysterious boy will sneak his way into your heart without a second glance-he just needs a chance. With his salmon-colored fur and shapely physique, he's hard to ignore, even when he goes undercover.
Pinkie is FIV-positive and is looking for a single-cat household. Potential pet parents should also speak to our vets about scheduling regular check-ups for this feisty feline.
Color: Orange Tabby
Age: 5 years
Tiger was adopted!
If you're looking for a gentle Tiger, you've found him! He's waiting right here, patiently for his lucky new forever family. Tiger is a mellow orange boy, who might like to live with another low-key kitty. He's slow to warm up to you, but his shy exterior certainly makes for a rich inner life.
With his lustrous orange coat and handsome gaze, Tiger is robust, but he suffers from a mild heart murmur. He requires regular check-ups to monitor his condition and maintain his overall health.
Color: Grey Tabby
Age: 8 years
Tony was adopted!
Check out this looker! Tony is a social butterfly, who will paw and knead her way to your heart. She's a smiley sidekick looking for true love for the second half of her life. In another household, she lived with Tiger (see above), and could possibly be convinced to live with another cat if they click.
Tony repeatedly scores an A+ on her medical report card. Since she's approaching senior citizenship, she requires regular check-ups with a vet, who will monitor for any age-related issues.
Age: 9 years
Cricket was adopted!
Cricket is a petite, black-and-white fuzzball and lap cat extraordinaire. She purrs so loudly, she keeps her neighbor kitties up, attracting potential pet parents, who can't resist her feline overtures.
This little lassie may be getting on in years, but she's anything but an old fogey. She suffers some hearing loss and age-related kidney problems, but she's ready to enjoy her golden days with that special person who knows life's joys are found in the details-and a good nap!