20 cats and kittens that need a home for the holidays
No one should purchase a cat or kitten for a surprise Christmas present. Pets aren’t toys. They’re a huge responsibility, and getting an animal is not something you should take lightly, or a decision made on a whim.
But if you’ve been seriously thinking about bringing an animal into your life, the holidays can be a good time to adopt a four-legged friend from your local shelter. There are plenty of gentle souls in there that deserve a second chance. Here’s a look at some of the great adoptable felines across Metro Vancouver.
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All Junior wants for Christmas is to find his forever home! Are you the perfect match for this handsome hunk? Meet him at the Delta Community Animal Shelter.
Judith and Fiera
Gorgeous Judith and her teen mama Fiera are very bonded, incredibly gentle and sweet, hilariously playful, and a little bit shy until they get to know you. They will thrive in a home where they can give lots of snuggles and get lots of love and playtime. Meet this lovely pair through TinyKittens.
Artemisia is a gentle girl with a coat like fresh winter snow. She can be a bit anxious in new situations but is outgoing and extremely affectionate. Meet Artemesia at Catoro Cat Cafe.
Wiggy is a gorgeous longhaired diva. For the most part, Wiggy tolerates other cats but does not seem to care much for kids or dogs. She likes to jump on your shoulders and be carried around that way. Meet Wiggy at SAINTS sanctuary.
If you love a very affectionate cat, this little house panther is for you. Midnight was found roaming around Delta with a large bite wound to his neck. His foster family has really struggled with wanting to keep him, but he is just too scared of their sweet old dog and he would love a home without any canine friends. Meet him at the Delta Community Animal Shelter.
Leo is sweet and calm and adores sleeping in sunny spots. Leo is a diabetic and needs insulin daily. He is good with other cats and is so calm that he would be good with anyone else. He loves boxes with catnip in them and snuggling with his favourite people. Meet Leo at SAINTS in Mission.
Maeli is a spunky and outgoing two(ish)-year-old girl. She is energetic and absolutely nosy about all things. She is good with other animals; however, she can be a bit “in your face,” so she needs patient friends. Maeli is deaf and does walk weird but is healthy otherwise. Meet Maeli at SAINTS sanctuary.
Snowball is a newbie into the shelter system and has only been at the Vancouver BC SPCA for a few days. He’s a five-year-old domestic shorthair with a seasonally appropriate name. Visit the BC SPCA Vancouver branch for more info.
Alvar is a sweet older gentleman and an absolute butterball. This ginger deserves all the attention, and he demands it. All he truly wants to do is be close to his person. If you are interested in meeting Alvar, please email straight[email protected] to start an adoption application.
Peter Potato is a sweet older gent (8 to 10 years old) looking for a quiet home after coming from a chaotic hoarding situation. He has had a full dental and has been soaking up the love in his foster home. Meet Peter Potato at the Straight Outta Rescue Society.
Millie is a gentle sweetheart who is observant, independent, quiet, caring, and patient. She gets along very well with other cats. She had a litter of kittens and was a great mom. Her favourite toys are laser pointers and rolling ball loops. Meet Millie at Catoro Cat Cafe.
This handsome, refined gentleman has been looking for a home since being brought to Straight Outta Rescue Society from a chaotic hoarding situation. Approximately 10 to 12 years young, David Meowie got his name from his foster mom as he loves to serenade you with his tomcat meow.
Daisy is a very gentle, cuddly girl. She would really like a person who is home a lot because she loves human company. Daisy likes to supervise whatever you are doing and prefers to sleep under the covers with you. If you are interested in meeting this Siamese sweetie, please call or email the Abbotsford BC SPCA to set up an appointment.
This senior is an exceptionally affectionate cat and needs a home with humans who will give her lots of pets and snuggles. While she is a tiny cat, she has a powerful voice. Britt has hyperthyroidism, so she needs a bit of extra care. She needs medication given to her once in the morning and once at night, orally by syringe. Meet Britt at VOKRA.
Looking out different windows to watch birds is Bruce’s favourite pastime. On sunny days, he loves basking in the sun. He loves to cuddle beside you and receive pets. He is a lovely boy and will be a great cat to hang out and be lazy with on a cold winter night. Meet Bruce at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
Skeeter is a bit timid but affectionate, and loves to explore and sit in your lap for pets. Meet Skeeter at Catoro Cat Cafe.
Momi, who was abandoned previously, is looking for a quiet home in which to reign solo as a pampered queen. More than one two-legger in the house is cool, but no other four-legged critters, please. With the exception of having to help keep her right eye clean, this senior is in excellent health. Meet Momi at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
Romeo lost his home unexpectedly when his person died. He is around seven years old and is just the sweetest cat you will ever meet. This sweet boy gets along with everyone and would adore a home of his own. Meet Romeo at SAINTS sanctuary in Mission.
Sesame is an incredibly loving girl who is a bit timid but loves your company. She is very gentle and will let you brush out her knots while she sits in your lap, purring loudly. Meet Sesame at Catoro Cafe in Vancouver.