We’ve partnered with Pawsitive Alliance for the #WhyNotMePets campaign to give difficult-to-home pets an extra paw up. These lovable pets are ready to find their forever homes.
Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with this month’s featured pet, Tilda.
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Age/Gender/Size: Young / Female / Small
Likes: Looking adorable while begging for your attention
Special Considerations: Single pet home, indoor only
Contact: The Prez Foundation
Adoption Fee: Unknown
This sweet calico tabby (also known as a “caliby”) is available for adoption through The Prez Foundation, a small 501(c)3 rescue dedicated to finding forever homes for unwanted companion animals.
Tilda has a cute offbeat ear tip, which she procured while being spayed at a spay/neuter clinic. Tilda was not a feral kitty, however. She had previously lived in a home with multiple cats, but due to her more submissive nature, she was often bullied. Tilda has been in a foster home by herself since December, which has really allowed for her fun-loving, affectionate personality to shine through.
Shy at first, Tilda will take a few days to settle into her new home. Once she is comfortable, however, she certainly will make herself comfortable. Tilda’s ideal day consists of some active playtimes with plenty of naps in between. She is not short on her share of cuddles and will roll over on her back and beg for you to give some pets. Treats are highly regarded as well. Speaking of nibbles, Tilda has become accustomed to an automatic feeder. Otherwise, be prepared for a much more talkative Tilda around mealtime.
Though Tilda was previously an indoor/outdoor kitty, she will need to be indoor-only once adopted by her new family. A single pet home will be best for her as well, given her history with stronger feline personalities. Her experience with children and dogs is unknown. We can say, however, that Tilda packs a punch in the love department, and given the chance will provide her new family with many years of purrs and companionship.
People are sometimes surprised to find out that most animal shelters have an adoption fee. They might think, “Wait a minute! You got this animal for free so why are you charging me to take it off your hands?” This way of thinking ignores both the costs of housing animals as well as their medical care.
Here are some of the things your adoption fee usually covers:
- Spay/neuter for dogs and cats of age
- Vouchers for spay/neuter for puppies and kittens too young to be altered
- Deworming and parasite medication
- Core vaccines
- Microchipping (at some shelters)
All of these services are recouped in the standard adoption fee, but at a fraction of what you would have to pay most veterinarians. In fact, adopting a pet at a shelter is a net financial gain for most responsible pet parents in terms of the cost of care.