Category Archives: Adoptable Cats

Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle, taken Feb. 28, 2019.

Male, domestic shorthair, classic brown tabby. Born early to mid August, 2018.

Snickerdoodle is ready for a home! (His sister Cini Mini is already adopted.)

This is Snickerdoodle. He is a rambunctious little classic (swirled) brown tabby who loves to play. It’s hard to believe this is the same kitten that only a month ago was emaciated and whose survival we questioned. He would do best in a home with another cat or kitten to play with, unless you are willing to frequently give him the attention he needs. He plays hard, then sleeps hard the rest of the time. He loves soft blankets and warm places (like next to the radiator.) He has learned since coming indoors that he likes getting pet most vigorously. He usually ends a petting session by trying to play with your hand.  Snicker will come to you when you call “kittens!” or else when you shake a treat bin. He has gotten used to being held and handled and while he seems to prefer being pet on the ground, he tolerates being picked up very well. His eye, which had been clouded by infection when he was found, has completely cleared up and looks normal now. He has also been around dogs, and has learned they are just fine. (Though he would still need to adjust to any potential new canine or feline companions.)

He will be neutered shortly and up to date on his vaccinations. He has been tested negative for feline leukemia, has been wormed, been treated with a flea/ear mite preventative, has a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.

If you are interested in adopting him, call the shelter at 507-644-3853, of else stop in at the shelter to meet him in the near future. No appointment is necessary. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with any of the critters at the shelter during open hours.

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.

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Update Jan. 14, 2019: (From their foster mom.)

Cini and Snicker are back to health and have not had any symptoms now for two weeks. Since they were taken in as emaciated sickly kittens about a month ago, they have each put on about two pounds and look more like the five month old kittens that they are. Cini Mini’s abscess is totally cleared up and the fur has so grown back that you can hardly tell she was ever injured. The two cuddle hard and play hard and have normal, abundant kitten energy. As such, they have been returned to the shelter. (Insert tear here; I always miss my foster babies when I have to say goodbye, but can’t keep them all.)

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.

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***Update Dec. 30, 2018 ***

Update on the three foster kittens that are recovering from bad URIs, from their foster mom:

Look who’s eye is clearing up! The scar tissue is almost gone now. Snicker is well on the way to 100%. He still gets a little snuffley from time to time and has a little clear drainage from his eyes, but he is getting close to beating that virus.

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***Update Dec. 20, 2018.***

About two weeks ago, three scrawny and very sick kittens were found. They were named Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle, and Bon Bon. The trio was taken into foster by one of the staff to recuperate, as it became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for them to beat the severe upper respiratory infection that plagued each. They each were wormed and received antibiotics to combat secondary infections and take the load off of their immune systems, but ultimately the core illness is viral, which just takes times and supportive care to recover from. On top of that, Cini Mini also had her face torn open by a ‘possum, which was quite infected. Helping her recover from the resulting abscess has been an ordeal in itself. But all three are making great progress.

Snickerdoodle really turned around the bend in a good way today! He is feeling well enough to feel psycho and start tearing around the house, playing like only a kitten knows how, and mauling his sister. He is still a little wheezy, and his eyes a bit watery, but not too bad anymore, especially considering his survival was questionable when he was found. 
He didn’t want to move, and didn’t show interest in much of anything. Now he’s go go go! . He is well on the mend! Unfortunately, the virus that caused his upper respiratory infection got into his right eye, and despite treatment, he got a lot of scar tissue on that eye. I have seen some pretty scarred eyes heal, though. His left eye is perfect, and he gets around pretty well. He just doesn’t really have depth perception right now, so he does occasionally run into things. (Which doesn’t slow him down a bit!) He is friendly and rambunctious, and loves a good play session followed by a petting session. Then he finds a soft place to chill until he has another energy burst. It’s so wonderful to see him acting like a kitten again!

Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.

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Update Dec. 14, 2018

It became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for Cini and Snicker, so they were taken home to foster by a staff member. There were still questions as to Snicker’s survival, so he especially needed the extra attention and tlc that a home environment can provide.
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Dec. 8, 2018

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle were found the same day. Both were in very bad shape with severe upper respiratory infections and extreme emaciation. These kittens were about 4 months old, but at only 1 1/2 pounds apiece, they weighed less than your average 6 week old kitten. Cini Mini was the more perky, and was very appreciative of being pet. She enjoyed very much to be comforted. Snickerdoodle was just barely there. He was so lethargic as to mostly not care for his surroundings, except to eat and drink a little. He was so far gone we wondered if we’d be able to him back.

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle the day they were found :):

Cini Mini the day she was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.

Lucinda

Lucinda

Lucinda. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, blue and white.

Born appx. November 2011.

This round little cutie was once the pampered lap cat of an older lady. Sadly, that lady passed, and now Lucinda finds herself in need of a new warm lap and person to spoil her. Lucinda is used to being the only pet, and can be a little cautious of new cats and dogs. However, she hasn’t been overly worried with those she has met at the shelter. She is a bit wary of strangers, but once you start petting her, that back starts to arch, and next thing you know she is just loving all the petting she can get. She was very good about getting her nails trimmed.

Lucinda is spayed. She has also been updated on her vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, all as a part of her adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Lucinda


Frosty

Frosty
Frosty.  Male/neutered, front declawed, domestic shorthair, spotted orange tabby.  Was found in a snowbank with his ear tips frozen off.

Born late summer 2017.

Frosty needs a new home! He was originally found as a kitten back in 2017, sitting in a snowbank with his ear tips frozen off. He was taken in by a kind family, who took great care of him. However, the older cats in the household did not appreciate a playful young cat in the house. So now Frosty is looking for a new home with occupants that will better appreciate his kitten antics. He is a little cautious of new cats and dogs, but once he knows they’re okay, he will try to play with them. He loves dark hidey-holes. He is also really appreciative of grooming and pettings. He can be a little cautious of strangers, but he is a very nice kitty once he knows you!

Frosty is neutered and front declawed. He has also been updated on his vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, all as a part of his adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Frosty


Tundra ***Currently available at PetSmart, Willmar***

Tundra.

Tundra needs a new home! Tundra is a stunning and large all white cat with lovely light ice yellow eyes. He is a true white pattern cat with no spots anywhere. He is fifteen pounds of friendly lap cat once he trusts you. He can be nervous of new people and situations, though that’s a lot of cats. He has so far been fine with three little dogs and two big puppies that he met. He wasn’t thrilled with them, but he wasn’t too worried about them either. He has been alright with the two cats he’s met so far as well. Same story, in that he wasn’t happy to see them, but he didn’t seem too worked up about their presence either. I think once he settles in more and gets to go into a public room, we will really see his personality blossom. Watch for updates as we get to know this handsome cat better!

Born Spring 2017.

Tundra is neutered. He has also been updated on his vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and had an antifungal bath, all as a part of his adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Tundra.

Hazel

Female/spayed, Domestic longhair, patched tabby. Born appx 2010.

Update March 16, 2019.  Hazel is looking better than ever and still waiting to give all her  affection to a family of her own.

Hazel after her fur has grown in more, taken March 16, 2019.

Look at how much her fur has filled out with some good nutrition and tlc! She has become simply stunning. Her looks have finally caught up with her personality. The sweetness of this cat cannot be overstated. She is so splendidly loving!

While she is missing some of her teeth, she doesn’t have any trouble eating regular kibble. You wouldn’t guess she had anything less than a full mouth of teeth for how well she consumes dry kibble. Her lovely coat attests to that!

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Update Feb. 2, 2019. Hazel is ready for a home!

Hazel, taken Feb. 2, 2019.

This is one of the sweetest, cuddliest cats you will ever meet! She arrived at the shelter in rather rough shape; she had a huge abscess on her neck, terrible ear mites that also caused a rather bad ear infection, and several rotten teeth that needed removing. All of this has been fixed up and healed, and she is now queen of the front room, greeting our guests as they arrive. Despite her being a little older cat, she will drop her regalness to play from time to time. She has very quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite.

Note: The vet says she appears to have a condition called reabsorptive syndrome, which causes her body to attack her own teeth. There is a chance she will need more pulled in the future. But for now, she doing well and eats her kibble without issue.

Hazel is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She has tested negative for feline leukemia, been wormed, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative, given a medicated/antifungal bath, and has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with the critters.

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Dec. 18, 2018: Hazel arrives at the shelter in rough shape.

Hazel on arrival, Taken Dec. 18, 2018.

This poor kitty show the marks of a rough life! Her coat is thin and ratty. She has a huge abscess on the side of her neck (about as big around as a quarter.) The abscess blew overnight, and the site was subsequently shaved and cleaned, and she was put on antibiotics to clear up the infection. She also has really bad ear mites. It appears she has had them for a long time, since they caused a nasty ear infection. On top of all this, she has such a huge worm belly that she almost looks pregnant, though an examination showed that indeed she was not pregnant. She had to be wormed a few extra times to clear our her system. This poor gal was found just in time. She probably wouldn’t have made it much longer on her own on the streets.

Despite all that’s wrong with her, she has a spectacular attitude. She just wants love! This cat is unbelievably sweet, despite the discomfort she must be in from her various ailments.

Where Hazel’s abscess blew. The fur around the wound was shaved. Taken Dec. 18, 2018.

Stella

Female, Domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) brown tabby. Born appx. 2017.

Stella

Meet Stella, cat with the most gorgeous eyes ever, and a personality to match. This gal is an absolute sweetheart! She will follow you around and purr in anticipation that you will stop and pet her. She is incredibly affectionate. She is a lean and petite gal with a very Oriental shorthair physique to her, giving her a sleek and exotic look. She is stunning to behold.

Stella is spayed and is up to date on her vaccines. She has tested negative for feline leukemia, been wormed, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative, given a medicated/antifungal bath, and has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with the critters.

Stella
Stella

Dolly

Female, Domestic shorthair, black and white

Born appx. 2017

Dolly

Dolly is a real sweetheart of a kitty! She came in to the shelter with 10 kittens, only half of which were actually hers, though she was doing her best to care for all of them anyway. She is no longer with the kittens and is now looking forwards to a new home where she can just relax and get all sorts of pets.

Dolly will be spayed shortly and is up to date on her vaccines. She has tested negative for feline leukemia, been wormed, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative, given a medicated/antifungal bath, and has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites.


If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with the critters.

Wrenna

Wrenna

Wrenna needs a new home! She is an incredibly sweet young kitty who is just waiting for a home of her own.

Wrenna will be spayed shortly and up to date on her vaccines as a part of her adoption fee. She has tested negative for feline leukemia, been wormed, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative, given a medicated/antifungal bath, and has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with the critters.

Born appx. Summer 2018.

Reggie

Reggie is ready for a home!

Reggie, taken March 16, 2019.

Reggie. Male/neutered. Domestic Longhair (he was shaved) Brown tabby and white.

Born appx. 2009 (possibly older.)

Reggie arrived at the shelter in rather rough shape. He was really matted with some very serious diarrhea, which has already shown improvement with some medication in just the few days he’s been at the shelter. He is also missing all his incisors and appears to have injured his lower lip in the past. This poor cat has been through it! Stay tuned for updates. When he is healthy, he will need a home.

Update: Reggie has gone to the vet, where he was sedated and shaved. The mats were all the way down to his skin, and pulled so badly that any attempt to remove them while he was conscious resulted in more pain than he could handle. The only humane way to get them off was to have him sedated before being shaved. He is feeling so much better now that those mats are gone!

While he was under, he also had several teeth pulled, as they were rotten and his gums were infected. This is why his lower lip seemed to swollen. He doesn’t have a whole lot of teeth left. However, he has taken to eating tiny Science Diet kitten kibbles, as well canned cat food. He is not terribly capable of eating large dry kibbles anymore. He is feeling so much better now and has put on a lot of weight.

We have some wonderful volunteers that come to spend time with the kitties, and Reggie has been getting some special attention. This old gentleman, we have learned, loves laps. He is really quite friendly with people! He is looking forward to spending his retirement days as a pampered house cat, after having spent the first part of his life as a community cat.

Reggie tolerates other cats and dogs, though doesn’t necessarily like them. By that I mean that he is not afraid of them, nor does he pick fights, but he doesn’t care to interact with them either. If they leave him be, he will leave them be. He does not appreciate cats or dogs that try to play with him.

Reggie has been neutered, and will come up to date on his vaccinations as a part of his adoption fee. He has also been dewormed, treated for giardia and coccidiosis, treated with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), has had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, has tested negative for feline leukemia, and has had an antifungal bath. Now he just needs a home!

If you are interested in adopting Reggie, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in to meet him during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, we always welcome volunteers to come and socialize the cats and walk the dogs!

Reggie on arrival , taken Feb. 9, 2019.

Catrina

Catrina

Female, Domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) patched tabby. Born appx. Spring 2018.

Catrina is an incredibly sweet young patched tabby who is likely one of this last spring’s kittens. She just loves to be pet and cuddled! Come meet her and see for yourself.

Catrina will be spayed shortly and is up to date on her vaccines. She has also been wormed, treated with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to test for parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary: M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop in anyway and give the critters some loves!