Cat of the Week: Dorothy

I keep clicking my paws together, but for some reason I just can’t get back home! I’m stuck in this scary shelter after my owner dropped me off here, and I really don’t know what’s going on around me.

I am a 3- to 5-year-old calico female named Dorothy, and I have the most stunning markings. I’ve lived my whole life in a house, and I’m really nervous being in this noisy place so I can be a bit shy and I sit toward the back of my cage because I’m just so unsure of what’s going on. New sounds, new smells, new faces, oh my! But I’m sure that once I get out of here, I’ll go back to my happy affectionate self once again!

I would be much more comfortable lounging in a cozy blanket, on snuggling on someone’s lap. I am part of a program at the shelter called “The Kneady Cats,” which means that a volunteer friend of mine is trying to help me open up a bit and wants to show the world what a special girl I am. I promise that I’ll be much happier once I get the heck out of Oz . . . or wherever I am.

Since I am one of the oh-so-special Kneady Cats, my adoption fee this month is $10, which will include my spay surgery, microchipping, and first round of shots. I’m already litter trained and I’ve lived with other cats before, so I wouldn’t mind being in a multi-cat home.

These animals are located at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, ACCT. They need immediate adoption or foster care. ACCT is located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave and is open 365 days a year. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday; 1pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday; 10am-5pm. To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800. Check in every week with NEast Philly to see the cat and dog of the week.

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