Today's Featured Felines:
Dilute Tortie Mardi was the only survivor of an abandoned litter. A devoted volunteer found and raised her from the time she was just a few days old. Miraculously, she not only survived, she thrived. But as she grew, it became obvious that something was wrong with her hind legs. She limped, bit herself, and howled in pain! The vet determined that she had severe medial luxating patellas. Her condition was congenital and caused both kneecaps to continually pop out of position. Mardi underwent two surgeries on one knee, and one surgery on the other. Her knees are fixed now and should only need an observant caregiver and a yearly checkup. Mardi is ready for a forever home of her own. She is very energetic, clever, and LOVES to play. The laser light is a favorite but she also loves cat hide-and-seek and knocking all her toys off the cat tree shelves. In fact, she expects the human to put them there time after time just so she can swat or carry them off. Mardi just had her 1st birthday but doesn't look it because she is a small boned, petite kitty. Once she gets to know people, Mardi is extremely interactive with them, purring and twittering with affection. She would warm up fast to a family with older kids and non-threatening, mannerly cat housemates, or make a totally devoted one-on-one feline companion. If you're looking for a very smart, interactive, and personality-plus kitty, Mardi Gras is the one!
Poppy came into rescue as a momma cat much too long ago. All her babies found homes, as most adorable kittens do, but Poppy was left behind. People don’t take the time to see how beautiful she is in both spirit and countenance. Poppy's gorgeous round face with soulful green eyes speaks to her gentle nature and ability to be a loving companion. She is a laid back girl who avoids the limelight and commotion in daily shelter life. Poppy can often be found napping in an out of the way place. She can be quite reserved, but if she trusts a person, she shows it with affection. Poppy loves to play with the laser lights and interactive wand toys. She gets along with other like-minded cats and would prefer a quieter home with no rambunctious children. Within the past year she developed the painful oral condition, stomatitis. Her teeth were surgically removed to resolve the severe inflammation. Surprisingly, cats with no teeth can eat anything they want! One toothless Kitty City alum is a feline vacuum, sucking up everything edible! Another toothless alum refuses to eat anything except small-sized hard kibble. Both are thriving. And Poppy will do fine with no special diet other than the one she prefers. Poppy is a wonderful lady who doesn't deserve to be overlooked. If you're that special person looking for a beautiful, sweet-natured adult feline friend, come visit Poppy soon!