For when you want a cat, but not just any cat.
These nine cats are looking for forever homes. For one reason or another, each of them has been with the SPCA for more than 90 days and continues to be overlooked. Most are just waiting for a cat-savvy human or two to understand that all they really want is to be cats. You’ll want to be sure your sense of humor is in tip top shape before visiting those opinionated felines. Others have stories that will have you re-evaluating your priorities about what’s really important in life. Still others may test your patience with their shyness, but we promise they’re worth it. They’re all worth it.
Our motivation for finding these special homes is twofold. First and foremost, no matter how much attention or how many toys we give our cats, living in a shelter cannot compare to having a home of your own and belonging to a family. We want these cats to have the stability that comes with a home, a routine, and a committed family. Second, we have space for a limited number of cats. As long as these delightful felines linger, they take up a space that could be used to save more lives. By adopting one of these cats, you save not only its life, but also the life of the cat we can accept in its place. So we have our mission: find human characters to match up with our lingering feline characters.
To help them find homes, we are waiving their adoption fees. Talk to an adoption counselor about the next step.
If you’re one of those special humans who wants a cat, but not just any cat, one of these felines might be up to the task. In true cat-like fashion, they need you to come to them, so have your people call their people at 919-772-2326, or email at email@example.com. We will tell you everything we know.
Blinkin – Go With the Flow
Blinkin was adopted from the SPCA as a young kitten, but a few years later he found himself at the Wake County Animal Center. Blinkin was understandably confused. The SPCA brought him back to have another chance at finding the forever home he’s always wanted. He enjoys attention from his humans, but doesn’t seem to need constant attention. Blinkin thinks laser pointers are fascinating. He loves finding a high perch and watching the world below him, so a tall cat tower would probably make him feel right at home.
Miss Hilly* – A Beautiful Princess
Knowing just one thing about Miss Hilly will help you understand all you need to know about her. Miss Hilly is a princess. Her green eyes are captivating. Her lavish coat is striking. Miss Hilly is a princess and she expects to be treated as such. While she can live with other pets, she would much prefer to be your one and only. After all, royalty should be expected to share. Miss Hilly is 14 years young. Although she’ll be the first to deny it, she does have some things going on that can happen with age. She is on a special diet to keep her kidneys healthy. Miss Hilly promises to be a fair ruler, but she does want to be in charge. She would like a quiet kingdom to oversee from a comfy cat bed. A window perch might be nice so she can also look keep an eye on the birds outside.
Mittens – Low-Maintenance and a Little Indifferent
Think of Mittens as a modern woman with an independent streak. She can do things for herself, and she’ll let you know if she needs your assistance. She has cat things to do and doesn’t actually need much human help to do them. Mittens would be the perfect cat to liven up a lonely home. If you work long hours and are out of the house during the day, she’s prepared to handle things until you return. Feeding, litter box scooping, and some light conversation are all this self-sufficient feline really needs. Mittens enjoys birdwatching and relaxing in warm, sunny spots. If you want to show Mittens that having a human is a little more fun than she thought it would be, speak with an adoption counselor about the next step.
Any cat with an asterisk (*) is currently living in a foster home. Speak with an adoption counselor at 919-772-2326 to arrange a meeting.
(Photos by McCormick & Moore Photography)