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POM POM is a female, Tortiseshell and White Maine Coon. The shelter thinks Pom Pom was about 4 years old when she arrived on January 18, 2008.
Fun Facts & Legends of the Maine Coon:
• Originally a working cat, the Maine Coon is solid, rugged with a massive, broad chested cat with a long rectangular body and the fur is long and flowing. The head is medium in width and length with a squareness to the muzzle. The cheek bones are high and the chin is firm and in line with the nose and upper lip. The Maine Coon's coat is shorter on the shoulders and longer on the stomach and britches. The texture is silky with the coat falling smoothly. The Maine Coon is slow to mature, often not reaching full development until three to four years of age. With an essentially amiable disposition, it has adapted to varied environments.
• The Maine Coon is a gentle, loyal breed. They make wonderful family pets and get along well with children and dogs. They are a vocal breed, with a variety of meows, trills and chirps to make up their vocabularies. They are sociable and like to help their owners with any project, especially when the owner is reading or working on the crossword puzzle.
• Often called the "gentle giants" of the cat fancy, the Maine Coon's origins are shrouded in the mists of time and the legends told by their owners.
• Many people once believed the Maine Coon originated by interbreeding the American bobcat with the domestic cats brought to North America on the various sailing ships that came to the Northeastern seaboard. Taking fantasy one step farther is the belief that the domestic cats of New England bred with raccoons. The early Maine Coons may simply have looked like raccoons to the natives, since the brown tabby, with its bushy ringed tail, occurs most commonly in nature. The Maine Coon also converses occasionally with an endearing trill or chirp, somewhat like the cry of a young raccoon. It is genetically impossible for domestic cats to breed with either raccoons or bobcats, as we in the cat fancy know, because they are of different genera and do not hybridize.
• Another tale is that the Maine Coon's ancestors came from Norwegian Skogkatts brought over by the Vikings. A letter from Mrs. Jack Bjonness to Mrs. Rod Ljostad describes them as follows: "The head is longer than that of the shorthaired domestic. The coat is about half as long as that of the Persian. They come in all colors, the ears are high with lynx tufts, the whole cat is 'tall' not Cobby like a Persian. But no one could say it is a slender cat. They are "hardy."
• Still another legend concerns an English sea captain, improbably named Coon, who was excessively fond of cats. He sailed up and down the New England coast with his army of cats. Predominant in the group were his longhairs - the Persians and Angoras that were popular in England. When the captain went ashore, so did his cats. When longhaired kittens began appearing in local litters, the owner's comment would be "one of Coon's cats."
Starting the adoption process you need to be 18 years or older, complete an application http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/catadoption.pdf, be interviewed and it is strongly recommended all members of your household have interacted with the cat to make the best match for everyone, the cat you wish to adopt be an indoor cat, and be able to verify with your landlord that you may have a pet if you are renting. Understand we reserve the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason. Also any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting needs to be met. We adopt to the best home, not necessarily the first application turned in.
Applications are only accepted by FAX (949-366-4765), mail or in person. Sorry, no applications through the Internet.
Cat adoptions are $85 each and include a microchip, spay or neuter, current shots, flea treatment (if required), "New Owner" folder, and one free basic health examination within 5 days of adoption from a veterinarian on our list.
Please call 949-492-1617 to check if your desired pet is still available or the status of your application. We are CLOSED Tuesdays. Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sunday: Noon - 3:00 PM. We are very proud of our shelter, it is clean, welcoming, freeway close, and voted "Best Place to Adopt" by the Orange Coast Magazine!