Over the weekend my husband and I stopped by Petco to look at kittens and we discovered that a local non-profit animal adoption organization called Whiskers, Tails and Ferals operates out of the store. They help re-home unwanted, ill, abused and feral cats & kittens. They had many adorable older cats that were available for adoption. At the moment our local animal shelters are overwhelmed by the amount of pets being abandoned by their owners due to home foreclosures, job losses, etc. Kittens are easy to find homes for but older cats are often overlooked by potential foster families.
I've been weary of adopting a new pet since the death of our 14 year-old cat Tora last year but my guy absolutely fell in love with Uschi. We ended up adopting her on Sunday and I've fallen in love with her too.
Uschi is 12-18 months old and was found abandoned and alone wandering the streets of downtown Napa. She is one of the sweetest and most loving cats I've ever met. She seems to have some abandonment issues and follows us around from room to room like a puppy. She wants to be held and petted constantly. The poor thing also cries when she's left alone in a room. Hopefully she'll relax soon and get used to her new home. At the moment it's hard to get her to sit still and sleep for any lengthy period of time so snapping a pic of her was hard.
If you're in Northern California and thinking about adopting please consider adopting a pet from Whiskers, Tails and Ferals. Besides the Napa Humane Society, they're the only animal shelter in Napa caring for unwanted animals but they don't have their own shelter yet. If you can help or donate your time or any funds please contact them! More information about the organization can be found here:
- Whiskers, Tails and Ferals
- Napa Humane Society