Toupee

Toupee.

We have another unusual guest in need of a home at the shelter… Meet Toupee the guinea pig! Toupee is a very sweet and calm male Abyssinian guinea pig. He is a mature adult, though we do not know his age. He is easy to handle and seems to enjoy what attention he can get. You can’t ask for a more gentlemanly guinea pig! He is not at all nippy either. He is just content to sit with you and be pet. He came with bedding and food, which will come with him. He did not come with a cage.

If you are interested in adopting him, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours. M-F 2-6 and Sast 10-noon.

Cupcake, Precious, and Momma Kitty

These three cats were also a part of the seizure case that the 26 second chance dogs came from.

Cupcake is the most outgoing of the bunch. She loves to come and greet you, looking for attention.

Cupcake, taken July 12, 2019.

Previous is a regal princess of a cat. She’s gorgeous and she knows it! Still, she enjoys letting her subjects give her a good petting. 🙂

Precious, taken July 12, 2019.

Momma Kitty is a lovey doll of a cat who can’t get enough petting. She absolutely adores high places, such as the top of a cat tree.

Momma Kitty, taken July 12, 2019.

All three cats are spayed and updated on their vaccinations. They have tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in any time it’s open, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat. 10-noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyway and give the critters some attention!

Manfry

Manfry, taken July 4, 2019.

Manfry is a happy and energetic young dog who is looking for a new family to call his own. He is very friendly, with the cutest feathered ears and tail. He does have some energy that he would love to have burned off each day with a walk or some play.

Manfry, taken July 4, 2019.

He weighs 55 lbs and is full grown at about 3 years old.

Manfry is neutered and microchipped. He has been updated on his vaccines, dewormed, and treated with a topical flea/tick preventative. He is ready to go!

Manfry, taken July 4, 2019.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in any time it’s open, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat. 10-noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyway and give the critters some attention!

Tamara, aka TamTam

Tamara, taken July 12, 2019.

Tamara, aka Tam Tam, is a very sweet and lovable cat whose ideal is sleep on her person’s bed at night and be a part of the family.

Tamara asking for some attention, taken July 2, 2019.

She shared the house with another female cat, though has no experience with dogs. She has a naturally nervous disposition, as in, she gets stressed out easily. However, she was super sweet with her last owner, and shared a bed with her every night since kittenhood. Since she has settled in at the shelter, she has proven to be super sweet here too. She accepts visitors graciously, and gets along well with her mature, quiet kitty roommates.
She just needs a quiet home without a lot of noise and activity. She would not likely do well in a home with rambunctious young children.

Tamara rolling around and wanting tummy rubs, taken July 12, 2019.

Tamara is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She is also front declawed. She tested negative for feline leukemia. She has also been wormed and treated with a topical flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution.)

Tamara is a spotted patched tabby, rather the usual striped. Taken July 12, 2019.

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!

The 26 Second Chance Dogs

***Due to the large amount of interest expressed in these dogs, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 if you are interested in adopting , or stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon.


We have 26 small breed dogs who are in need of homes! For those of you who haven’t noticed the large number of barking dogs in our kennels for the past month, they were a part of a seizure from a single residence hoarding situation. The owner of these dogs kept them in tiny crates and used a number of them as puppy factories. Most, if not all, are mixes. There appears to be chihuahua, Pomeranian, Papillon, rat terrier, and dachsund breeds present in them. (Some of these dogs might be combinations of all of these and more!) Most dogs are less than 10 lbs. Both short and long haired. The ages range all the way from 5 month old puppies to senior dogs in need of a compassionate retirement home. I will get their individual bios up shortly, but it will take some time to do, as their are 26 dogs. In the mean time, they are available to be seen and played with any time the shelter is open. They will all be spayed/neutered before leaving the facility, and will come up to date on their vaccinations. For more information on individual dogs, you can also call the shelter at 507-644-3853.

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Update: All the Puppies have homes lined up! (Though there are still many adults needing homes- scroll on.)

The Puppies:  There are two litters of puppies that came with the group, totalling 9 altogether. They were born sometime in Feb. 2019. The father is Apollo (we were told.) The mother of one litter is Roxy (we were told), and the other mother is unknown, but is possibly Freya.

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***Adoption Pending*** Kaya. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Gusty. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 5 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Bella. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 7 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 15 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Hobbit. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Vanilla. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending!*** Tito. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Tumbleweed. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.
***Adoption Pending*** Oreo. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 15 lbs. full sized.

***Adoption Pending!*** Ren. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. Born appx. Feb. 2019. 4 lbs. at 5 months old. Will likely be less than 10 lbs. full sized.

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Harley. Male, chihuahua. 6 lbs. Appx. 8 years old.

Harley is a friendly and forward little personality when he’s comfortable; he loves attention from people, and he loves to think he’s a big shot in the house. He adores all the attention he can get. After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), I think he craves the attention he missed out on. He enjoys being held. He can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats. He is not at all nippy, though due to his lack of experiences in the world at large, is nervous about new situations and people. Just give him a tiny bit of patience, and watch how he opens up!

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Apollo. Male, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. 10 lbs. Appx. 3 years old. (Father to the puppies.)

Apollo is a happy little food hound who loves to get attention! He just needs to trust you first. The quickest way to his heart is with some yummy treats. 🙂

After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), I think he craves the attention he missed out on. He can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats. He is not at all nippy, though due to his lack of experiences in the world at large, is nervous about new situations and people. Just give him a tiny bit of patience, and watch how he opens up!

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***Adoption Pending!*** Silky. Female, chihuahua mix. 7 lbs. Appx. 7 years old.

Silky is a sweet little princess of a dog. She just wants to be near the people she trusts as much as possible. He fur is so soft and lovely to pet. She would adore having a warm lap to call her own.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending!*** Fufu. Female, chihuahua mix. 6 lbs. Appx. 6 years old.

Fufu is a fun and active little cutie who gets so excited to see people that she knows and trusts! She can’t get enough attention, and has such an abundance of affection to give. She is looking forwards to having a home where she can get the one-on-one type of attention that she craves!

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending!*** Cleo. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. 10 lbs. Appx. 5 years old.

Cleo is a sweet, mild and happy type of dog once she trusts you. She loves getting attention and being with people she knows.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that was used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending!*** Penelope. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. 10 lbs. Appx. 2 years old.

Penelope is a super happy, bright dog that radiates sunshine, at the risk of sounding overly dramatic. She wants affection so badly! She is one to come right to the front of her kennel, hoping for some affection. She is a touch shy of strangers at first, but it doesn’t take her terribly long to warm up and show her true happy self.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending*** Freya. Female, chihuahua mix. 7 lbs. Appx. 5 years old.

Freya is one of the more timid personalities, but so incredibly sweet once you earn her trust. She just wants to be a pampered lap dog.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending*** Molly. Female, Heinz 57 chihuahua mix. 12 lbs. Appx. 5-6 years old.

Molly is as sweet as can be! She is a very happy little floofer who gets so excited to get some attention. She is incredibly soft; it’s hard to stop petting her! And that is just fine by her.

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves.

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***Adoption Pending*** Pippi. Female, Chihuahua. Appx. 5 years old. 3 lbs.

Pippi is tiny and bold. She thinks she is a great dane! She is the kind of dog who wants to always be by your side, and loves to be held.

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Scooby. Male/neutered, rat terrier mix. Lena’s brother. 23 lbs. Appx. 4 years old.

Scooby is one of the sweetest dogs you will meet. He is a serious marshmallow! And he has the funniest little crooked grin. (No, we don’t know why his lower jaw is crooked, but it’s well healed and doesn’t cause problems.) He is one of the bigger dogs at over 20 lbs., which just means that there is an armful of Scooby to squeeze! He is one of the more confident dogs that came in this group.

When you go to visit him, do not be fooled by his toothy “snarls” through the door; he is just anxious that their is a barrier between him and everyone else. Open the door, and he is instantly happy to see you! He is not at all nippy or aggressive.

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***Adoption Pending*** Lena. Female/spayed rat terrier mix. Scooby’s sister. 21 lbs. Appx. 7-8 years old.

Lena is absolutely one of the sweetest, most outgoing and intelligent little dogs that you will meet. She wants to follow you everywhere and be with you all the time, if possible. She is quick to trust and eager to please. She wants to be your buddy, and help you with whatever it is you are doing.

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***Adoption Pending*** Roxy. Female, chihuahua mix. 10 lbs. Appx. 8 years old.

Roxy is a sweet and friendly little gal who gets so excited to get some loving once she knows and trusts you!

Due to the situation she came from, she is not very experienced with the world, and thus treats new experiences with some caution. She is not at all nippy, and warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you just want to give her some loves. She was one of the dogs that used as a “breeder”, in other words, to just make more puppies to sell. She is a possible candidate to be the mother of some of the pups.

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***Adoption Pending*** Jewel. Female/spayed. Chihuahua mix. 7 lbs. Appx. 8 years old.

Jewel is one of the more outgoing and confident of this group of dogs. She is such a sweetheart who wants to be with people as much as possible.

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The Seniors: We have a few lovely sweet older doggies in the group as well. These dogs are especially in need of a soft bed and someone to care for them in their retirement years.

Peanut. Male, chihuahua mix. Appx. 12 years old. Special needs; has an autoimmune condition that causes fur loss on nose/ears/tail. Very arthritic in his rear; should be on pain management. Bad teeth. Should be supplemented with canned food.


Peanut is a very sweet old gentleman who is looking for a caring retirement home, where he can be cherished and lavished with kindness for what time he has left. He is quiet and gentle with people he knows and trusts. However, of all the dogs here, he is the one that handles stress the least well. He doesn’t like lots of noise and large crowds of people, and will just shut down. When it’s just him and someone he likes, he is a happy little dog who will come to you in hopes of some pettings or treats. (He adores canned food! Though he can still eat some kibble.) He loves to explore and see new things, despite the stiffness in his rear legs.
After a life being a “stud dog” (I use that term only to mean he was mostly just used to make puppies), he can be dominant with other dogs.
(Though he will likely relax a bit after his neuter.) He seems fine around cats.
Peanut has what appears to be an autoimmune skin disorder with a secondary bacterial infections. It is very itchy and unpleasant, and some days when it is especially bad, he is just grumpy and doesn’t want to be touched. The vet has prescribed some medications to make him feel better, as well as a medicated bath. I pulled out the glove with little silicone nubs on it and massaged the shampoo into his skin for a good 15 minutes. He loved it! He seemed so relieved, and was especially chipper afterwards. He didn’t want to go back to his bed; he wanted to continue to explore. 🙂 We are hoping for the best, and trying to get him more comfortable. We want every one of these dogs to have a happy ending!

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***Adoption Pending!*** Tinkerbell. Female/spayed, chihuahua. 8 lbs. (Overweight) Appx. 13+ years old. Special needs: Food allergy. (Currently on a grain free diet. Gets red skin/ ear infections if not on proper diet.)

Tinkerbell is an absolute sweetheart. She just wants to be someone’s cherished lap companion. She is in amazingly good shape for being around 17 years old!

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Baby. Female, Papillon. 10 lbs. Appx. 10 years old. Special needs; missing most of her teeth.

Baby is a doll! She is a bit slow to trust, but adores following you around and getting affection once that trust is earned. She is a very quiet and mild personality who gets along well with other dogs and cats. She is shy, but not at all nippy or aggressive. She is missing most of her teeth, so we have been feeding her a combination of canned food and kibble. (She does manage to eat the kibble alright.)

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TJ. Male/neutered, rat terrier. 16 lbs. Appx. 12 years old. Special needs; Partially blind and deaf, bad hips.

TJ is a sweet old gentleman who needs companionship like he needs food. He gets so sad when he’s kenneled and alone. You should just see the way that he lights up when a person takes him out for a walk or some attention! He can get overwhelmed by too much activity and noise, but then again he is part blind and deaf. I think most people would be the same way. He has not been nippy for us, he when he is feeling a little shut down.

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***Hold until Kittens Weaned*** Jellybean and Kittens

***Not available for adoption until kittens weaned, which will be after they turn 8 weeks on July 25, 2019.***

Jellybean, taken 06.25.2019.

Kittens born May 30, 2019.. Jellybean born summer 2018.

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The Kittens

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Truffle.

Male, domestic shorthair, cream tabby.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Truffle at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Toffee.

Male, domestic shorthair, cream tabby.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Toffee at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Taffy.

Male, domestic shorthair, blue.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Taffy at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Gumdrop.

Female, domestic shorthair, black.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Gumdrop at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Licorice.

Male, domestic shorthair, black.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Licorice at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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Skittles.

Male, domestic shorthair, tortoiseshell.

Born May 30, 2019.  Ready to go after July 25, 2019.

Skittles at about 4 weeks old, taken June 25, 2019.


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***Adopted!*** Rhubarb

***Adopted!*** Rhubarb


She appears to be a kitten born last fall (2018.)

Pewter

Born appx. 2013. (Possibly older.)

Pewter. Taken May 24, 2019.

Pewter was originally found roaming on the 200 block of Sunrise blvd. on May 23, 2019. She has yet to have anyone come claim her, so she is available for adoption. (Though if anyone does know where she belongs, please do get the word around! We’d rather see her back with her original family.)

Pewter. Taken May 24, 2019.

She looked heavily pregnant at the time of her finding, but it ends up she was just that well fed. When she was brought in to the vet on June 18 to have two rotten teeth extracted, the vet found a spay scar.

Pewter is very sweet and acts like she is someone’s pampered house cat who just slipped out one day.

Pewter is spayed. She has been updated on her vaccinations, treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), been dewormed, and given a medicated/antifungal bath. She is ready to go!

If you are interested in adopting Pewter, or happen to know anything about her original family, please contact the shelter at 507-644-3853. You can also stop in to meet her anytime the shelter is open, no appointment necessary; M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, come in anyway and play with, groom, or just offer a warm lap to the cats.

Tyson

***Adopted!*** Tyson
Tyson at about 5 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

Tyson is living up to his name by being quite the little fighter; this kitten has beat the odds and is looking healthy after nearly succumbing to a very bad upper respiratory infection.

He was originally found as a stray, likely left behind by his mother because he was too sick to keep up. His eyes were matted shut, and he was so congested that he was mouth breathing. (That is never a good sign in a kitten so young!) He was very weak, but had a fighting spirit to him.

Tyson on intake at about 4 weeks old, taken June 4, 2019.

We got him the medicine and care he needed, and look at him now!

Tyson at about 5 weeks old, taken June 13, 2019.

Born appx. April 30, 2019.

He will be ready to go after he is weaned and eating kibble well on his own.  (Appx. June 25, though may be later if we deem he needs it.)

He will be neutered* and 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, had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and has 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 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!

Cindy, Tar, Inky, Magic, and Panda

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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Tar.

Male, domestic shorthair, black.

Born April 9, 2019.

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

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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.