My name is Zelda!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Zelda
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I'm being cared for by:
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Facts about Zelda

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2008003
  • Hair: Short
Female/DSH/Gray and White.
DOB: 3/1/07.
Spayed/House-Trained/Up-to-Date on Vaccinations.
Good with other cats.

I like to think that I am a Princess. I am a verbal girl with an expressive meow who isn’t afraid to ask for what I want. I love a nap on a welcoming lap; I will suckle a shirt or blanket to express my appreciation. Grooming brings on the same happy response. As with any Princess, I do like things done exactly my way, so be prepared to make that “lap sit” a long one. I’m looking for a patient, loving guardian that will dote on me; here’s hoping it will be you! Below is my resume:

Professional Cat
Ohio Alleycat Resource

• Full-Time Position as Lady of the Castle, where I can be pert and endearing all at once.
• Part-time Position as Affectionate Lap Warmer.

“Cat”titude and survival skills on the campus of Xavier University (2007 – 2008).

Volunteer trainer at the Joanie Bernard Home for Cats (2008 – Present): It is my job to keep volunteers on their toes, so I use my sassy frassy ways to bring some spice into the lives of people who care for me.

• I can happily sit on a human lap for hours and hours (and hours and hours).
• A lap and a brush is my favorite combination …
• Unless there is a human shirt to suckle at the same time, then that would be my trifecta.

• I watch them at bird feeders flitting about.
• I make people laugh when I swat dangling feathery toys near me.
• I wear them at times to remind people that I have a soft side.

I squeak in delight and blink my dainty, squinty eyes.
I grumble when I don’t get my own way, like when humans do not wait the requisite minimum of two hours for my lap time.

• Stowing away in carriers meant for other cats who are being adopted (this technique has not worked to get me adopted yet).
• Sniffing shoes.
• Hiding in drawers at my foster mom’s place.
• Scratching on cat trees.
• Watching for my perfect family to find me.

• Lots of other furry roommates who were adopted before me.
• Many, many volunteers who let me have my own way including my foster mom who calls me quirky and funny (I love that!).

AVAILABILITY: NOW! Please, come take me home...

Interested in adopting? Questions about this cat? Please complete our adoption form at We will contact you to discuss the adoption process and answer your questions. The adoption fee for this cat is $50, which helps pay for their medical and daily care expenses. A second cat can be adopted at the same time for no extra cost (2 cats for $50). Note: Part of the adoption process is a face-to-face meeting.

You can visit adoptable cats and kittens at our shelter (5619 Orlando Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227) on Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm. We also have adoption hosts at the Oakley PetSmart (3401 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45209) on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to enriching the lives of cats in Greater Cincinnati. We promote humane, non-lethal methods of reducing the feral cat population. This includes advising people about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and loaning humane traps. Our clinic offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for ferals, strays, and pets. We also run a small no-kill rescue that finds loving homes for cats and kittens.

About Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic

About Our Rescue Group...

The Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic (formerly O'Bryonville Animal Rescue) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization. We promote non-lethal control for feral cat colonies and humane methods to reduce the population of feral cats. In particular, we practice Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We also offer a low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for cats.

OAR also lends humane traps and provides advice on TNR. The organization also runs a rescue with adoptable cats and kittens. You can also see us on Facebook at

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Come Meet Our Pets...

See all of our cats who are available for adoption online at

Our Adoption Process...

We have many cats and kittens looking for wonderful homes! All of our cats are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia, and microchipped. Adoption fee is $50. Because we like for our cats to go home in pairs, we have a standing 2 for 1 adoption special -- you can adopt 2 cats for one fee of $50.

Meet some of our cats and kittens, and fill out an application today! An OAR representative will get in touch with you to discuss your application. We do require a phone screening before an adoption so if you are coming to visit the cats and hope to take a cat or kitten home that day, fill out and submit the application at least a day beforehand so we can pre-approve your adoption.

As of 3/7/12, our adoption policy requires that the adopters of our cats not declaw the cats, no matter what the cat's age. We will, with our adoption counselors' help, provide potential adopters with information on alternatives to declawing. We also sometimes have previously declawed cats up for adoption. These can be a good alternative for adopters who are adamant about declawing.