Category Archives: Adoptable Cats

Thackery Binx

Thackery Binx, taken 06/05/2019.

Thackery Binx is a very sweet and lovey house cat who is looking for a new home to call his own. He is unbelieveably sweet, and such a character! He wants to be around people as much as possible. If you are on the wrong side of a door, he will let you know your mistake, and encourage you to remedy it.

Thackery wants in!

Thackery still has a lot of kitten to him. He loves to play! You can really get him going with a wand toy. He loves to explore too. The more toys, the better! And things to climb on are wonderful too.

He gets along great with other cats. He loves to play with them! He also gets along with dogs. (The little dog he was tested with did not phase him.)

Thackery is about 4 years old. He is neutered and front declawed.

Thackery Binx, taken 06/05/2019.

He will be updated on his vaccines as a part of his adoption fee. He has also received dewormings, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, 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, 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!

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

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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***Adoption Pending!*** 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.

Hershey

Hershey is a friendly and lovely young tortoiseshell who is looking for a new home!

Hershey, taken May 14, 2019.

She has some of the biggest, roundest eyes we have seen!

Hershey, taken May 14, 2019.

She appears to have lost the ends of her ears to frostbite at some point, giving her a kind of jungle cat look.

Hershey, taken May 14, 2019.

Don’t let the big eyes and wild look fool you though! She is actually very affectionate and social, and not at all crazy. (Except maybe for some catnip and good toys…) Come meet her and see for yourself!

Hershey, taken May 14, 2019.

Hershey gets along with some calmer cats, but does not get along so well with younger, playful cats. She prefers to be left alone by other cats. She is not fond of dogs.

Born appx. May 1, 2018.

Hersheyis spayed. She has also been updated on her vaccines. She has been dewormed and received a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.) She has tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and has received 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; M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in and play with her, or any of the other critters, anyway. No appointment necessary; stop in anytime the shelter is open.

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Petal, Blossom, Rue, and Posey ***Adopted!*** Posey, Rue, and Blossom

Update: Just Petal is left! She is an absolute sweetheart; so friendly and playful! You can’t find a much nicer kitten. She purrs and purrs if you pet her; she can’t get enough.

Petal at about 20 weeks old, taken August 16, 2019.

Petal has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations; she is ready to go!

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Born appx. March 30, 2019, +/- about a week.

They will be spayed/neutered when old enough. (If adopted before they are old enough to be spayed, then they need to be brought back to our partnering vet, Riverside in Redwood Falls. The adoption fee covers their spay and rabies shot at that time.) They will also have age appropriate vaccines as a part of their adoption fee. They have 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.

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!*** Rue. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, brown tabby and white.

Rue, taken June 7, 2019.


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***Adopted!*** Blossom. Female, domestic shorthair, black.

***Adopted!*** Blossom


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Petal. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, brown tabby.

Petal, taken June 7, 2019.
Petal at about 4 weeks old, taken April 30, 2019.
Petal at about 4 weeks old, taken April 30, 2019.


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Adopted! Posey. Female, domestic shorthair, black.

***Adopted!*** Posey


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Cyclone, Gale, Hurricane, Monsoon, and Tempest ***Adopted!*** Cyclone, Gale, Monsoon, and Tempest

This young mother (Storm) and her kittens are all looking for homes!

The kittens are all fat and friendly and very well socialized. They are all a lot of fun! Come meet them yourself, and you will see. They are all named for weather events, as their mother is named Storm: Cyclone, Gale, Monsoon, Hurricane, and Tempest.

Young mother Storm was surrendered with her 5 kittens. She was taken in as a pregnant stray, but her owner was unable to keep all those kitties long term. He raised them well until weaning age, and now they are all looking for new homes. This person did a good job raising them! They are wonderfully social and all great kittens.

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 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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Storm. Female, Domestic Shorthair, blue and white tuxedo. Born appx Sept. 1, 2018.

Storm, taken April 30, 2019.

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***Adopted!*** Cyclone. Male, Siamese/ Domestic Shorthair, seal point. Born March 5, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Cyclone


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Hurricane. Female, Domestic Shorthair, Blue and White Tuxedo. Born March 5, 2019.

Hurricane at 8 weeks old, taken April 30, 2019.
Hurricane at 8 weeks old, taken April 30, 2019.


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***Adopted!*** Monsoon. Male, Domestic Shorthair, Black and White Tuxedo. Born March 5, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Monsoon


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***Adopted!*** Tempest. Female, Domestic Shorthair, Blue and White Tuxedo. Born March 5, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Tempest

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***Adopted!*** Gale. Female, Domestic Shorthair, Blue and White “Cow Spot”. Born March 5, 2019.

***Adopted!*** Gale


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Fireball and Smokey Girl ***Being Fostered at PetSmart***

***These two are very bonded sisters and need to be adopted together.***

These two sweet sisters are looking for a new home. They are littermates that have spent their whole lives together and are quite fond of each other. When you pick one up, the other will call to her and talk to her. The two are always together, though they still have plenty of affection to give to people too. You just get twice the love at once!

These two are quite the talkers! They love to come up to you and have a conversation. They are both so sweet and loveable! They are nice calm, friendly kitties who enjoy being around people and with each other.

Smokey Girl, taken April 19. 2019.

Smokey Girl is described as easygoing and mellow and generally very friendly. She enjoys playing with toys, being pet, being groomed, and playing with bubbles. She will play with her sister. She is also very good about not using her front claws. She can be shy of strangers at first, but is very nice once she warms up.

Fireball, taken April 19. 2019.

Fireball is described as easygoing and mellow as well as cuddly and affectionate, and generally very friendly. She loves laps and being held and pet. She also likes tummy rubs. She enjoys playing with toys and being groomed. She will play with her sister. She is also good at not using her front claws.

They were born in 2013.

They are spayed and will be shortly updated on their vaccines. 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.

If you are interested in adopting either, or preferably both, 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!

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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October

October, take April 4, 2019.

October is a mild mannered and friendly young cat who first arrived at the shelter through somewhat chaotic circumstances in October of 2018: She was giving birth all over someone’s yard and seemed to have no idea what to do! This isn’t too surprising, as she appears to be a kitten herself, likely born just the spring before. (Spring 2018.) She was given her own room at the shelter, where she amazingly took to caring for her five newborns ( Spooky, Lydia, Hocus, Pocus, and Gremlin.)

October and her new kittens when they first arrived at the shelter.

All of her kittens have since been adopted, and she is spayed and ready for a home of her own.

October, take July 9, 2019.

October gets to live in the front cat room, which is also the entry for all visitors. She so looks forwards to the arrival of the regular volunteers whom she has come to love!

October, take July 9, 2019.

October loves looking out windows, and hanging out in high places, such as the top of a cat tree. She would love to have some kind of high perch at her new home!

October, take May 10, 2019.

She can get overwhelmed by too much noise and activity, so very noisy, rambunctious children or a busy household would likely not be a good fit for her. She gets along great with other cats, and tolerates dogs she’s used to. I wouldn’t say she likes dogs, but she doesn’t mind them either as long as they leave her be.

October, taken Oct. 30, 2018.

October is up to date on her vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, has been dewormed and kept up to date on flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

If you are interested in adopting, come visit her at the shelter anytime it’s open, no appointment necessary: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon. You can also just stop in and give her or any other of our available critters some attention, even if you aren’t looking to adopt.

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!!!