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My name is Stripes!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Gaithersburg, Maryland - Stripes
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Stripes's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Stripes's Story...
Hi, my name is Stripes. I am a great big Orange Chicken. I may look like a cat, but I assure you, I am a chicken

Please allow me to tell you how I became poultry: I was born around 2005 and came from a home with 9 other cats. Years ago, the MCSPCA helped my owner get all my cat friends spayed/neutered and vaccinated. (There were more than 10 at that time.) Then in March 2013, my owner contacted the MCSPCA, desperate for help in locating homes me and my 9 cat roommates. My owner was living with his mom, who was then moved to assisted living, and the house we were living in was sold almost immediately. My owner didn't have anywhere to go, much less any place that would allow him to bring 10 cats, so the MCSPCA scrambled and found foster homes for most of my cat friends, then placed the remaining cats in boarding until foster space became available.

Because there were so many other cats living in the house, and because my owner was busy with his sick mother, I didn’t get a lot of attention. Now, with my new foster mom, I hide until she extracts me. Once I come out, I purr and purr and head butt and am so thrilled to be getting attention. I am so surprised to be loved that I gaze at my foster mom with shocked adoration. My foster mom says blossoms a little more every day. I just don’t know how to ask for attention, so if you adopt me, you will have to take the effort to coax me out of my chicken shell and turn me into a purring puddle of feline goo. If you adopt me, you will have to work to bring me out, but I will reward you with love and the satisfaction of knowing that you helped remind a cat who lost everything, that the human race is loving and kind, but, hey, no pressure.

I get along with all other cats (I hide from them) and I have perfect litter box manners. If you are a cat person, who wants to put in a little work, I will be well worth the effort. Take a chance on me because I don’t want to be a chicken any more.

Facts about Stripes

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Stripes, a Gaithersburg Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Gaithersburg, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Gaithersburg.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Gaithersburg already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Gaithersburg breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Gaithersburg paves the way for another one to be saved.