Find-a-Friend Friday: Wanda

August 24th, 2012 11:19 am by Kelly


Wanda is a skinny, scrappy little kitty with lots of personality!
Photos courtesy of Companion Pet Rescue.


Wanda, what a catch! Good with other cats and dogs, mellow but with a mischievous streak, a loving mother and devoted friend. Why on earth isn’t all of Kansas City falling down at her doorstep?



Wanda, aka Pool Shark
Domestic Short Hair/Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix: An adoptable cat in North Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Female

Although her “Official” name is Wanda, this funny little girl has several nicknames. Sometimes we call her “Mellow Yellow”, because her eyes are the same color as Mellow Yellow soda. “Mellow” also fits her when she’s sprawled out, chilling without a care in the world. And unbelievably, she doesn’t seem to care when I vacuum around her. I’ve never had a cat that would lay there while I vacuum in the same room, much less under the chair she’s in, or with the vacuum pushing the kitty bed she’s laying on!

Other times, we call her “Momma cat” because when she came to us, she was quite pregnant, and had a litter of kittens. She was a proud and protective momma, and the nickname stuck.

Recently, we’ve started calling her “Pool Shark”, because she has figured out how to get the pool balls out of our pool table! Granted, it’s an old table, and it’s easy for me to pull them out…but I couldn’t believe it when she did it! She’s a petite little thing, and I’m surprised she had aspirations to play with pool balls! After she gets them out, she bats them around.

I would guess that Wanda is about a year and a half old. She enjoys going outside on the patio, or will follow me as I weed and water my flower bed. I think she would be equally happy as an indoor or indoor/outdoor kitty. She’ll follow me all over, but doesn’t make any motion to go out the door when I let the dogs out. She just sits there and waits for them all to come back in. But if you offer for her to go out, she’ll follow you.

See all of Wanda’s pictures on her online album here.

Wanda is extremely social, and is still quite a little fiesty kitten sometimes. She was a wonderful mother, but that’s over now and she wants a little spoiling of her own! Wanda kneads ALL the time, and loves to be with people. She’s not obnoxious about it, but she follows me everywhere I go. Wanda is not a lazy and laid back kitty all the time. Sometimes she has a lot of spunk and personality.

Wanda would love to be someone’s companion kitty. She plays with other kitties, and will chase and gallop around with them. I think she would do fine with another kitty, given a little space at first.

Wanda would do fine with dogs, because she doesn’t hesitate to put them in their place. For such a little kitty, she’s kinda mighty. She would not do well with a dog that gets mad when swatted, because she WILL swat at them when they get too close. Then again, she’ll also curl up with them on the bed for a nap.

Her vetwork is up to date, and she is spayed. She’s very healthy, active, eats great, and is perfect in the litterbox department.

Wanda has been sponsored, so her adoption fee is minimal.

If you would like more information about Wanda, please email


Go! Adopt her! Now!

Just one thing: keep her inside so she doesn’t kill any other animals (not just birds, but also lizards, snakes, chipmunks…the list goes on!), and for her own safety as well. Deal?

Find-a-Friend Friday: Gigi

August 10th, 2012 12:29 pm by Kelly


Gigi is a mellow girl.
Photos courtesy of THe Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.


The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City has so many wonderful cats available for adoption, y’all! Take for example Ms. Gigi here. She’s been living at HSGKC HQ for years now and gets on well with humans and other cats, despite her feral beginnings. At eight years of age, she could use a proper home to retire to. Preferably with some kitty friends! Maybe even a second cat from HSGKC? Hey, it’s an idea. THINK ABOUT IT!


Tabby – Brown/Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, KS
Small • Senior • Female

Date of birth: 11/03

3/1/12: Gigi is a very pretty little Brown Tabby girl. She’s very petite and she has a gorgeous coat. She loves other cats and she’d really like to find a home with another kitty or two to hang out with. She has a very gentle nature.

Gigi was a feral kitten who was fostered by one of our staff members when she was very young. She’s still quite shy, but she’s also extremely sweet once she feels comfortable with someone.

Gigi is 8 years old now and has lived at the shelter for most of her life. She’s never lived in a cage here; she’s always had free roam of our cat rooms.

Gigi would do best in a quiet home and she’ll need her new person to be patient with her until she settles in. She’d make a nice companion for another cat and having another cat in the home would be comforting to her. She’s a real sweetheart and just needs to be given a chance.

Gigi has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for FIV and feline leukemia.


Find-a-Friend Friday: Taco

July 27th, 2012 2:07 pm by Kelly


Taco Bell is cats!
Photos courtesy of Chain of Hope.


Okay, so I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t choose this little guy based on his name alone. I mean, who doesn’t love tacos, right? Though he does get bonus points for being super-adorable, and extra pity points on top of that for coming from a hoarding situation. You should totally adopt him, is what I’m saying. Because TACO CATS. Your logic is invalid.




Domestic Medium Hair: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Taco was rescued by Chain of Hope from a hoarding situation and placed in a foster home, and he is now ready to find his permanent home. Contact Taco’s foster mom Laura Lincoln at to meet this bundle of joy, and click on the adoption application link below or email COH at

Chain of Hope Adoption Application

More about Taco
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary colors: Tabby – Tiger Striped, White • Coat length: Medium


Find-a-Friend Friday: Samba

July 6th, 2012 10:18 am by Kelly


Samba the kitten!
Photos courtesy of North Kansas City Animal Control.


Samba is like the dictionary definition of cuteness. Soft, tiny, furry, playful – and clumsy, too! CLUMSY! Do kittens get any more adorable than this? I think not.

Quick! Adopt Samba before someone else does!




Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in North Kansas City, MO
Small • Baby • Female

“Samba” can be best described as a clumsy little kitty with an eye for awesome toys and an affinity for trouble. She loves baskets, balls, string, and just about anything that could be remotely fun to play with. She’s still very young, so introducing her into a cat-friendly-dog environment may not be completely out of the question. She’s a furry little go-getter with the spunk and sass to prove it. And if you’re considering adopting saucy little Samba, make sure to check out our profile on her sister “Tango” as well. Keeping the siblings together would be ideal for anyone willing to take on double the fun!

More about Samba
Pet ID: 12-043 • Primary color: Tabby – Tiger Striped • Coat length: Short


Find-a-Friend Friday: Peter

June 1st, 2012 10:50 am by Kelly


Peter is a pretty, orange and white kitty with a pink nose and yellow eyes.
Photos courtesy of Liberty Animal Shelter.


Peter sounds like the cutest, sweetest cat there ever was. How he ended up homeless is beyond me. Why don’t you liberate him from the Liberty, MO Animal Shelter, hmmm? (See what I did there?)


Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Liberty, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Peter is the best, cutest, happiest, sweetest cat in all the world! He knows his name, and when you can’t find him, you need only trill, “Peterpeterpeterpeter!!!!!” and he comes running! He loves food and treats and loves to be scratched on the head. If Peter sounds like the cat for you, come down to our animal shelter to meet him! If you like cats, you will most certainly love him.

More about Peter
Pet ID: 12500 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary color: Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Short