Category Archives: Adoptable Cats

Rayne

Rayne. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, blue and white. Born appx. Spring 2017. Left ear half missing.

Rayne is a sweetheart and a love bug. She is very friendly! When you enter her room, all she wants to do is rub her face all over your legs. She can’t get enough petting. She is an extremely social cat!

And yes, she is missing most of her left ear. She came that way, so we don’t know what happened to it.

Born Spring 2017.

She is spayed. She has been updated on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Meep

Meep. Female/spayed, Hemingway polydactyl. Ticked orange tabby. (No markings on her body.) Born Spring 2018.

Meep is a sweet and petite, if a bit shy, little kitty with the biggest eyes. She looks like a caricature. She is the kind to bond best with a family she knows well, though will warm up to strangers pretty quickly if you show her that you just want to give her some pettings. She loves pettings.

Meep

Meep is a hemingway polydactyl; she has two who extra toes on each front paw, and one extra on each back. It is especially striking in comparison to her very petite, sleek physique.

Born Spring 2018.

She is spayed. She has been updated on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Taco

Taco. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, classic (swirled) brown tabby. Born appx. Spring 2018.

Taco is a sweetheart and a love bug. She is very friendly! She is a dainty little thing with the loveliest swirls on her side.

Taco

Born Spring 2017.

She is spayed. She has been updated on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet him: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

Jellybean

Jellybean, taken 06.25.2019.

Jellybean is a sweet young cat who loves to be pet. She is a tiny thing at only about 6 pounds, and will likely not get much bigger. She is just one of those cute little cats.

Jellybean is a kitten who had kittens herself, and is now ready to just be a cat. She was found as a stray with kittens, whom she diligently raised to weaning. There were six of them; quite the feat for a young mom! Now the kittens are weaned, and she is free to be a kitten again herself.

Jellybean was born in Summer 2018.

She will be spayed as soon as she dries up, and is up to date on her vaccines. She has also been dewormed, treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and has tested negative for feline leukemia.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in anytime the shelter is open, no appointment necessary. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyone and give the critters some attention! It makes their stay more pleasant while they wait for their forever homes.

Cindy, Tar, Inky, Magic, and Panda ***Adopted!*** Tar

Born April 9, 2019.

These five siblings all need homes! They were born to a feral mother and are a little shy at first, but are quickly learning just how wonderful that people can be. We welcome any volunteers to come play with them and continue to teach them how fun it is to play with people.

They will be spayed/neutered* and will be updated on their vaccines as a part of their adoption fee. They have also received dewormings, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and have had a medicated/antifungal bath.

*Kittens who are not yet old enough at the time of adoption will be spayed/neutered as a part of the adoption fee when they reach an appropriate age. The adopter needs to bring the kitten back to our partnering vet, Riverside Animal Clinic in Redwood Falls. The adoption fee covers their spay/neuter as long as it’s done through this specific vet. (We do not cover the spay/neuter if done at a non-partnering veterinarian.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet them: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!

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Adopted! Tar.

Male, domestic shorthair, black.

Born April 9, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Tar

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Panda.

Female, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

Born April 9, 2019.


Panda at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

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Magic.

Male, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

Born April 9, 2019.

Magic at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

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Inky.

Female, domestic shorthair, black.

Born April 9, 2019.

Inky at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

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Cindy.

Female, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

Born April 9, 2019.

Cindy at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

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Tar at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.
Panda at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.
Magic at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.
Cindy at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.
Inky at about 8 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

Brix, Nero, Moscato, and Malo ***Adopted!*** Nero

These four little kittens were found in a windowell. (That’s the second time this year a feral mother has left her kittens in someone’s windowell! And no, these were not the same homes.) The finders were unable to locate their mother. However, Jemma, who is nursing her own four, was quite willing to take on these as well. She is back from foster and at the shelter just for that job. These kittens are about at that age that they can start to eat on their own, so should hopefully not be too taxing on Jemma.

Born appx. May 1, 2019. Ready to go after June 19, 2019.

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The Kittens, all named for types of wine:

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Adopted! Nero (Nay-row) Male, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

***Adopted!*** Nero

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Moscato (Moss-CAT-toh) Female, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

Moscato at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.
Moscato at 8 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.


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Brix. Male, domestic shorthair, black and white tuxedo.

Brix at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.
Brix at 8 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.

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Malo. (Mah-loh) Male, domestic shorthair, white and black.

Malo at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.
Malo at 8 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.

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Nero.

Nero at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.


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Moscato.

Moscato at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.


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Brix.

Brix at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.


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Malo.

Malo at about 4 weeks old, taken May 30, 2019.


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Citrine, Beryl, Turquoise, and Topaz ***Adopted!*** Topaz and Beryl

Meet Jemma’s little gems! They were born into foster on May 10, 2019. They will be ready for homes after July 5, 2019.

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Adopted! Topaz. Male, domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) orange tabby.

***Adopted!*** Topaz

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Turquoise. Female, domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) brown tabby and white.

Turquoise at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Turquoise at 7 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.

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Adopted! Beryl. Female, domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) brown tabby and white.

Beryl at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Beryl at 7 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.

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Citrine. Female, domestic shorthair, mackerel (striped) brown tabby and white.

Citrine at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Citrine at 7 weeks old, taken June 28, 2019.

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Many of you who follow the goings on at the shelter I’m sure remember Jemma, the lovely, sweet calico cat who has been through so much over the last two months!

Jemma, taken April 2, 2019.

She was found hit by a car, which meant the eventual amputation of her tail. (Thanks again to everyone who helped to defray the cost of that surgery!) She’d had ear mites for so long that her ears were horribly infected and painful. We got that fixed up too. On top of that, she was discovered to have a rotten tooth which needed extracting. Due to tooth extractions being so dirty, the vet told us she couldn’t be spayed for at least three weeks after.

Find her full story here:
http://redwoodareaanimalshelter.com/2019/03/17/found-cat-jemma/

Well, as her spay date approached, it became apparent that Jemma was, in fact, pregnant. We were all amazed to learn that all her unborn kittens had survived their mother being hit by a car, having an amputation, and a tooth extraction! Four healthy kittens were born into foster two weeks ago.

Jemma’s kittens at 4 days old, taken May 14, 2019.

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Follow the progress of her kittens here! More pictures:

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Topaz. Male, orange tabby.

Topaz at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Topaz at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.

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Turquoise. Female, brown tabby and white.

Turquoise at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Turquoise at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.

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Citrine. Female, brown tabby and white.

Citrine at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Citrine at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.

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Beryl. Female, patched tabby. (Brown tabby with patches of orange)

Beryl at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.
Beryl at two weeks old, take May 24, 2019.

Jemma

Meet Jemma, the sweet kitty who has been through so much in the last few months! Scroll to the bottom to start at the beginning of her story.

Jemma, taken April 2, 2019.

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Update July 12, 2019:

At long last, Jemma’s kittens are weaned, and she is no longer engorged. She has a spay day set up next week. Now she just needs a family to call her own!

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Update May 24, 2019:

Jemma’s four little gems are 2 weeks old! Make sure to keep up on the progress of her kittens! I have started a page just for them. Find it here:
http://redwoodareaanimalshelter.com/2019/05/26/citrine-beryl-turquoise-and-topaz/


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Update May 10, 2019: The kittens have arrived! Three healthy kittens were born at foster.

Jemma’s kittens at 4 days old, taken May 14, 2019.


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Update May 9, 2019: We have found a foster for Jemma to have her kittens at!

Jemma the day before giving birth, taken May 9, 2019.


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Update April 25, 2019: We got a little surprise from Jemma… ends up she’s pregnant! She must have been bred just shortly before being found and brought to the shelter. It’s amazing she didn’t miscarry considering how much she has been through!

Jemma, taken April 16, 2019.

She was finally recovered enough from her previous surgery to get spayed, but it looks like that is not going to happen for some time now.

Be prepared for cute kitten photos in the near future!


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Update April 2, 2019. Jemma is recovering nicely after her tooth extraction and tail amputation. She is much happier now that she is no longer in pain. She even lets you touch her tail nub now. (And yes, the hair will grow back! We get asked that alot.)

Jemma sporting her new bob tail, taken April 2, 2019.

Because a tooth extraction releases a lot of bacteria, and thus puts her at a higher risk of infection, she cannot be safely spayed for a few more weeks.

Jemma being the ham she is, taken April 2, 2019.

We also discovered she is not, in fact, declawed. She had one toe with the fur scraped off from her accident. The toe clearly had no claw. Gave her paw a quick squeeze, and no claws came out. Nor did she ever extend any claws when being held. Ends up, the visible toe just had the claw ripped out, likely from her accident, and she is one of those cats that just doesn’t extend her claws much. We were surprised when suddenly a claw appeared one day! Rechecked her other toes, and a little effort, sure enough we were able to get her to poke her claws out a bit.

Jemma’s claw growing back in, taken April 2, 2019.

Jemma is so sweet and has such a silly personality! And she looks so much nicer now that her hip bones are no longer jutting out. She was scary thin when she was found!

Jemma, taken April 2, 2019.


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Update March 29, 2019:

If Jemma looks a little grumpy in this picture, it’s because I took it shortly after she returned back from the vet today, where she had both a tooth extraction and a tail amputation. We had a development over the last few days. What looked like nerve damage developed into the end of her tail dying, which was causing a bad infection in the living part of her tail. She is now a bobtail, with about 3″ of tail left. A bad day at the vet will result in a much more happy and pain free future for her.

Jemma after her tail amputation and tooth extraction. Taken March 29, 2019.

Thanks again to everyone who donated towards her surgery! It’s that kind of generosity that helps us to continue to help injured cats like Jemma, whose cost of care will far exceed the reimbursement from the adoption fee.


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Jemma on arrival, sporting some road rash, likely from a close encounter with a car. She is also underweight; you can see her hip bones jutting out. 🙁 Updated photo coming soon! Taken March 16, 2019.

Meet Jemma, the super lovey kitty who just wants to be pampered.

Jemma was originally found wounded on the side of the road, appearing to have either been clipped by a car or fallen from a moving vehicle. She had a few abrasions, some nerve damage to her tail, and was generally sore all over. She also arrived underweight.
Jemma went to the vet, where it was determined that she has no broken bones, and that a lot of the pain she has is probably just a combination of bruising and her tail “waking up” from some nerve damage. (Think of how it feels when your foot falls asleep, and then wakes up all tingly and unhappy.) It appears the nerve damage is mild and not permanent, and that she will make a full recovery. She has also been putting her weight back on pretty quickly, showing that it was only a lack of groceries that had made her thin. While she is not quite ready to go home yet, we are taking applications for her at this time.

No one stepped forward to claim her, so now she is looking for a new home to call her own. Jemma will be spayed as a part of her adoption fee. She has been updated on her vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), had a negative fecal float (checks for internal parasites), and had a medicated sulfur/lime bath.

We believe her to be around 3-5 years old.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and meet her, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, we love for volunteers to stop in and play with and socialize the critters; it does them so much good!


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Rosie

Rosie the sweet and talkative is looking for a patient and quiet home to call her own!

Rosie

Rosie is back and still looking for that perfect home. She is our second longest resident at the shelter, having been here for more than 2 years. Rosie is a personality that is absolutely AMAZING once she trusts you. She will go up to staff and “talk” to them until she gets attention. She loves to hang out with or near her people! However, she is also a personality that requires you to earn that trust. We are unsure what she went through in the past, but trust does not come quick and easy to Rosie. It took her several months to start to come out of her shell when she first arrived at the shelter. She will need that same kind of patience in whatever home decides to take her in. She is also not a fan of a lot of activity and noise, so would likely not do well in a household with young children. She also does not much care for dogs, though would likely get used to a quiet dog that let her be. (There is a small terrier mix that she doesn’t mind.) She gets along just fine with cats, and is currently housed in a room that usually has no less than 8 cats at any given time. She loves soft chairs (she is always taking over the adoption coordinator’s chair in the lobby!) and also hidey holes to be her comfort zone.

Rosie in one of her favorite places; the adoption coordinator’s chair.

Rosie was born around 2009.

She is a big girl at about 18 lbs. She loves her food a little too much! She could due to lose a little weight.

She was surrendered to the shelter at 8 years old back on May 12, 2017.

Rosie

Rosie is spayed and kept up to date on her vaccinations. She is also kept up to date on her dewormings and her topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you think you have a place in your family for Rosie, come visit her at the shelter, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon. You can also call at 507-644-3853.

Rosie in one of her hidey holes, a roll cage that is left open in the front lobby. It is her safe place. (And yes, she can come and go as she pleases; she is not confined in there.)

Update June 18, 2019: Rosie’s home sadly did not work out. 🙁

Update June 7, 2019: Our third longest resident has found a home!!! Rosie was at the shelter for over two years after she was surrendered, but she has finally found a new family to call her own! Yay!!!