Happy Tails: New Year, New Home

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Fluffy orange cat looking towards sunlight

After Denise’s 19-year-old cat, LeMew, passed away, she wasn’t interested in getting another companion. But as time went by, she missed the warmth and love of a feline friend. After six months, she knew it was time to adopt again. Here is her Happy Tail:

I first spotted Francis on When his picture popped up, I just knew he was the one. My husband and I were getting ready to leave town for the holidays, but I emailed about Francis anyway. I crossed my fingers that he would still be available when we returned. The day we got back, I called the shelter and sure enough, he was still there! We drove out to the Kiski Valley Cat & Kitten Rescue in Apollo, Pennsylvania, and it was love at first sight. The frightened 9-month-old was put into my arms, and there was no way I was going to leave without him. Francis came home with us and today, he is a happy boy. Rescuing an animal is the best possible way to start the New Year off right!

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Scott G.

If an unowned (commonly known as "feral") cat has been fed and looked after for over seven years, is that cat considered a "rescued" cat?


he is adorable when i get older i will adopt one an i will cherish him or her to the best of my ability


i saw this advertisment on the tv an decided hey i will adopt one of those cute cats an name him mr popper an will love him forever an will also grow him how god wants us to train our animals