A stunning meowdel, Fawn, the orange and white 4-year-old beauty, is a good example of how hard it can be for perfect adult cats to find homes. She’s gorgeous, playful, social, and cuddly, yet she waited months after being rescued into foster care. Instead, the cutie-pie kittens get a spotlight.
At the turn of the year, Fawn’s former family relinquished her to the local shelter, unable to care for her anymore. Fortunately, the folks at CAAT friends spotted her on the shelter’s posts and rescued her. They described Fawn’s challenge: She was scared to death. As a result, the shelter labeled “Rescue Only” since she wasn’t being her usually-friendly self. Unfortunately, this happens to many adult cats after they are abandoned. She must have wondered why her family had left her. Possibly, she feared the worst, wondering what would become of her.
Yet given some time to know she was safe, Fawn could relax and bloom. Luckily, the experienced rescuers spotted this potential in a video of her at the shelter.
“Upon shelter intake, the shelter said she was fractious and un-handleable, so they listed her as ‘Rescue Only.’ But then, in a later video of her, you could tell in her eyes that she really was a sweetie and that, like most cats, she just was terrified being in a shelter. The day we sprung her, they had actually moved her to the friendly area, so she did start to ease up a little.” CAAT friends explained.
Beautiful Meowdel Fawn Waits for a New Home
As picture-perfect as Fawn is, she remained in foster care, staring out the window in contemplation.
“Do they not realize how purrfect I am in all ways?” she wondered.
On other days, she snuggled in cozy blankets, looking for someone to keep warm.
A month went by, and Fawn was starting to feel boxed in. Why had nobody adopted her? After all, her rescuers know that “adult cats rock” and make amazing companions for many reasons.
“Beautiful Fawn wants to know why she still hasn’t been adopted?! And quite frankly, we don’t know what to tell her! We know adults take longer, but we did think she would get swooped up by now. She’s fantastic! Fun, playful, cuddly and sweet. She loves to sleep on your chest and her favorite pastime is to make biscuits.”
They continued to post the most elegant pictures of Fawn, but nobody scooped her up.
Maybe people thought she couldn’t possibly be real because she’s so pretty? But shelter and rescued cats are often pretty little meowdels.
Adult Cats During ‘Pre-Kitten Season’
Then, as rescuers caught a small break from the relentless madness of kitten season, they could finally focus entirely on the remaining overlooked teen/adult cats. Below, they explain why adopting an older cat is a great idea for many reasons.
“We have some truly amazing non-kittens right now ,and they deserve their forever homes. Some have been waiting months, some a year! Adopting a little bit older is very rewarding, as older cats are pretty fabulous! You know what you get when their personalities are already there (Of course, this doesn’t mean cats still don’t need to acclimate to their new surroundings.) Also, when you adopt one of these guys, you free up one of our fosters so that we CAN save more lives. Every adoption frees up a space for another. ❤️”
Finally, at the end of the next month, Fawn found her forever family!
But there are so many beautiful, loving adult cats out there waiting for a family to give them a chance. You can find stunning beauties in a shelter or rescue near you. Adult cats are often ideal for quiet homes and they don’t need constant attention like kittens. In return for caring for them, they will reward you with companionship, loyalty, and healing purrs.