Find-a-Friend Friday: Yum Yum

February 8th, 2013 11:48 am by Kelly

Adorable kitty is adorable.
Photos courtesy of Forever Friends Animal League.


With her teeny tiny kitten body and a name like “Yum Yum,” this girl is certain to go viral. Adopt her and be internet famous!



Yum Yum
Tuxedo/Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Small • Adult • Female

Please contact Kimberly 913-522-7133 ( for more information about this pet.

Adoptions by appointment this week Monday thru Friday. Open Adoptions weekends Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5. Our Adoption Center is at 7801 N. Oak Trafficway KCMO. Come on out and meet your new Forever Friend!!

Yum Yum was abandoned in an apartment complex when her ‘owners’ moved out. She would make the perfect housecat for a family. She has been in foster care for over a year and is ready to be a family cat for a lucky family. She has a quiet ,confident yet gentle personality. She is skittish at first, but once she gets to know you, she is just fine. Her favorite treat is tuna – the only thing that makes her ‘meow’. Her foster mom says that she is the most patient she has ever had when her nails are trimmed. She enjoys a quiet catnap in the afternoon and greets her foster mom when she comes home. She is about 3 years old and her adoption fee is 75 dollars. She is spayed, felv/fiv tested, vaccinated. She would be good with other cats, dogs and children. Please consider adding Yum Yum to your family!

For more information or to arrange a visit, contact her foster mom at Her foster home is in Olathe, KS.

Updated 12/31/12

If the animal and the family seem a good fit then we do same day adoptions. We accept cash or check.

More about Yum Yum
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Gray, Blue or Silver, White • Coat length: Short

Find-a-Friend Friday: Saphron

January 18th, 2013 12:45 pm by Kelly

Saphron, with a PH!
Photos courtesy of Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.


Poor Saphron! A senior lady, she lost the tips of her ears to frostbite before she found her way to the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter. In 2009! And she’s still looking for a home. So someone give her one, okay?



Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Domestic Short Hair-White Mix: An adoptable cat in Parkville, MO
Medium • Senior • Female

Meet Saphron, a beauty of a cat, looking for someone to take her in. Part of her ears have actually fallen off due to frostbite from being outside when we got her on a cold Feb. in 2009. But we think it only makes her even more cute. Saphron does not like other cats so she would really do best to be in a home where she is the only pet. Saphron’s not too fond of being stuck in the shelter, but the person who brought her in said that she was very well behaved and quite loving while staying at his house. This beautiful white girl has had to endure a lot and now she deserves a quiet, loving home with a patient family. She is a member of the Lonely Hearts Club at FOPAS so her adoption fee is $50.00 and she gets to go home in a gently used carrier. Come by the shelter to meet beautiful Saphron at 1356 N 9 HWY in Parkville or call 816.587.0918 to make an appointment to meet this beauty!

More about Saphron- I’m so misunderstood!
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained



Find-a-Friend Friday: Mr. Tucker

December 28th, 2012 12:37 pm by Kelly

“I’m not grumpy, I just can’t see how nice you are!”
Photos courtesy of Great Plains SPCA.


Mr. Tucker brings to mind a distinguished old newscaster – Walter Cronkite, perhaps, or Tom Brokaw – a little grizzled and scrappy, but wise and distinguished and someone with whom you’d definitely want to hang if given the chance. What has this little guy seen in his nine years, some of which were spent walking the mean streets of OP? Only Mr. Tucker can say.

Unfortunately, he’s been living in the Cat Condo at Great Plains SPCA for nearly a year now, patiently waiting for his forever home. His eyesight isn’t what it used to be, you see, and so he doesn’t make the best first impression with potential adopters. All these strangers scare him! But you know what they say about strangers: they’re just friends waiting to happen. If you think this applies to you, go meet your new friend Mr. Tucker today. A cage is a lonely place to be, especially during the holidays.



Mr. Tucker

Animal ID: 14093515
Species: Cat
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix
Age: 9 years 3 months 8 days
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
Color: Orange/White
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Site: Great Plains SPCA
Location: Cat Adoption Condo
Intake Date: 1/26/2012
Adoption Price: $75.00

Hi my name is Mr. Tucker, but we don’t have to be so formal with each other. You can just call me Tuck. And what should I call you? Oh, that’s a good name too! Let me tell you a bit about me, then you come down and we’ll get together in person and see what develops. I’m nine years old and was abandoned in Overland Park. A nice man found me and gave me food and water and took care of me until he could bring me to Great Plains SPCA. The nice people here took me in and now I’m looking for my second chance at happiness.

Unfortunately one of the things that comes with age in people, and less often in cats, is cataracts. Hmmm . . . wonder if they named those after us felines? Anyway, I can’t see very well, so I can’t tell that faces coming to my kennel are friendly ones of people who are interested in adopting me. I also can’t see that the hands reaching out are soft to give me gentle petting. I’m very wary of strangers because I’m afraid without being unable to see them or size them up for myself. So I’ve been here a while waiting for my forever family, as I’m not as outgoing and approachable as some others here.

I’m also a little grumpy being in a cage most of the day. You wouldn’t like that either, would you? In a home, I’m a whole different person. I lived with a foster family for a while and in their home, I was a very snuggly kitty. I loved the husband in the family and hung out with him a lot. I slept with him, watched TV with him and would let him pet me for a long time. We were buds! It may be that I like men better than women. If you’re a guy, why don’t you come down here and we can do some male bonding.

If you come visit, bring Whisker Lickens treats and we’ll probably do fine. Cats rely a lot on their sense of smell and if I smell my favorite treats, I’m usually thinking good thoughts and how much I’d like to meet the person who brought them, and will even let them pet me, but just a little. The doctors checked me out and my eyes do appear to see, just not well enough to quickly make out the objects and adjust. I’d need a quieter and less lively home where things are usually in the same spot and the routine is predictable, so I can navigate easily with my vision.

Needing to quickly dodge around anything to get out of the way is tough for me, so I’d need a home without other cats, dogs or rambunctious children. I love kids, but toddlers often get excited easily having fun, so might streak through a room at warp speed or throw toys around or leave them in my path. That’s more of a challenge than I’d like. I’m looking for sort of a retirement home, where things are quiet, the cushions in the sunny windows are fluffy, and where there are soft toys and catnip to entertain me. A house more like a library than a carnival, if you know what I mean.

I am hoping with all my heart that you’d be a purr-fect match for me and that you’re willing to come and meet me and see if we might work out together. I’d be so grateful if you chose me and made a home for me. I’m a good little guy and deserve a new chance at happiness. Don’t we all?

Mr. Tucker


If you click through, you’ll find that Mr. Tucker’s Petfinder listing is pretty sparse; I pulled the above info off his Petango listing on the Great Plains SPCA website, but couldn’t figure out how to link to the listing itself. Just go to and scroll down until you find him!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Casper

December 14th, 2012 11:45 am by Kelly

Casper the gorgeous white Turkish Angora shows off his
differently colored eyes: one gold, one blue.
Photos courtesy of MoKan Maine Coon Rescue, Inc..


Casper the friendly kitty needs your help! A special needs guy who’s hard of hearing, Casper is considered “less adoptable.” Silly, right? He looks about as perfect as perfect can be!


Turkish Angora: An adoptable cat in Smithville, MO
Large • Adult • Male

I am a beautiful odd eyed (one gold eye and one blue eye) Turkish Angora. I am very loving and one of the softest cats you will ever pet. I am not deaf but I am hearing impaired making it hard on me to live with small children.

More about Casper
Pet ID: 100014 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, dogs, young children • Declawed • Primary color: White • Coat length: Long


If you get MoKan Maine Coon Rescue, you might be able to bring this lovely cat home in time for Christmas. Can you think of a better present? Because I sure can’t!

Find-a-Friend Friday: Bob

November 30th, 2012 11:28 am by Kelly

Photos courtesy of Furry Kids Refuge.


Bob’s a big, beautiful ginger boy who’s friendly to all the earth’s creatures. (The Doctor would approve!) At just two and a half years old, Bob’s still a young guy with plenty of love and life ahead of him. Whether you’re looking to adopt your very first four-legged friend, or add another furry critter to your pack, Bob’s the guy for you.

He’s currently staying with Furry Kids Refuge, a no-kill shelter in Kansas City, MO which is desperately in need of foster homes and dry food. Keep reading for details!


Domestic Short Hair-Orange: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Large • Adult • Male

Approx. DOB : 6/2010
Approx. Weight : 15 pds.
Adoption Fee: $65

Bob is a beautiful, BIG, orange short hair cat. This kitty is a absolute perfect boy……he loves other cats, loves dogs, loves people ! Sometimes we worry about his safety because he is not scared of any other animal and thinks they all love him as he loves them . He will go up to all dogs and wrap himself around their legs and purr the whole time. Bob is such a special kitty. Bob was originally named ‘Bob The Barn Cat’ because someone had dumped him in the country and he made his way to one of our members barn. Everyday he would talk to them as they came out to the barn and would follow them along the road back to their door ….but never got close enough for them to touch. Finally, after a couple of months of the husband feeding him can food and talking to him nightly, Bob came inside the house. He never left after that and settled in like he had always been a inside kitty. So now he is just ‘BOB’. Bob is litter box trained, he has been FIV/Feline Leukemia tested negative, vaccinated, micro chipped and you can fill out a application for Bob at, click on ‘Adopt A Cat’. A dedicated volunteer will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in Bob.

Would you like to foster a Furry Kid? Furry Kids’ Refuge will supply the food & vet care while you supply the basic house rules & love…….win-win for all!! Just visit and click on the ‘Foster a Furry Kid’ link. Thanks for your support!

We are in desperate need of Dry Cat food! If you can help, items can be dropped off at our weekly adoption event at the Lee’s Summit Petco every Saturday from Noon-4pm. Or call 816-277-8284 to arrange for pick-up of large donations. THANK YOU!