NORTHPORT, NY – JoJo, a 7-month-old black velvety furry male kitten, and Rebecca, a 2-year-old Tortie cat, are the Northport Cat Rescue Association’s pets of the week.
“Sometimes it happens! Through no fault of their own, these are the last 2 cats in our habitats right now,” said Lora Wild, a volunteer at the cat shelter.
JoJo is silly and playful. He came from a colony when he was just a baby with his siblings, according to Wild. All were adopted except him.
“The funny thing is, he was the most outgoing of the bunch,” Wild said. “He took care of them all. He was left behind, but he has no resentment. He looks forward to the daily visits from our volunteers. As often happens, he has started to consider his cage at Petco Huntington like his home. He is loved, but sometimes lonely and sad when looking at the habitat or when it’s time for our volunteers to leave. He has proven to get along well with other cats, and has even showed interest in the dogs, the window to welcome them to Petco.He is a joy and a love, and just needs a chance.
Rebecca also came from a colony. However, unlike JoJo, who was likely born there, she was lost or abandoned there, Wild said.
“When the feeders found her, she ran to them for help, and they just couldn’t leave her behind,” Wild said. “She went into foster care and was a darling, sleeping between her adoptive parents. Since she’s been in our habitats, she’s shown how sweet she is, but she’s really sad. We think she realizes that she is safe, but she is confused because why she is always in a cage, sometimes even not wanting to come out to play.”
Both felines are in desperate need of a home they can call their own, Wild said.
“Being in our habitats is a very important part of some of our rescue cats’ journey to find their forever families, as it gives them the opportunity to display their adorable personalities to potential adopters, but when we see them pass too often it gets harder and harder to leave them there,” Wild said. “They are wonderful and either would be a special addition to any family. They just need a chance.”
Both are neutered or neutered, have all their vaccines, are litter trained, microchipped and FELV/FIV negative.