My name is Denise!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Bedford, Virginia - Denise
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Bedford Humane Society

Facts about Denise

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Denise is a gentle, light grey tabby who came to Bedford Humane asking for help all on her own. It took us a few days to catch her, but it became pressing to rescue this sweet girl when she developed a limp that probably came from a close call with a car. Thankfully she seemed to only have bruises & a sprained hip. We are guessing her to be a fairly young adult who once had people who cared for her because, once Denise was captured, she quickly has become a lovemuffin. We think she was born about 2012. She will play with toys, but much prefers being petted & brushed. She quietly makes little raccoon noises when she is talked to. She is friendly with children & seems tolerant of dogs. She would prefer not to live too closely with other cats. Denise is now spayed, fully vaccinated, dewormed, & microchipped. She tested negative for FeLV & FIV & had normal blood tests. To meet Denise, please contact or 540/586-6100. Go to to fill out an Adoption Application.

About Bedford Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

The Bedford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs, and companion animal adoptions. We are NOT the tax-funded Bedford County shelter on Falling Creek Road, although we do try to help the animals there whenever possible. Our adoptable pets live in volunteer foster homes where they receive the care and attention they deserve while awaiting a permanent home.

Our various programs for Bedford County and City of Bedford residents include::

•A low cost spay/neuter program for area pets
•The construction of a no kill animal shelter, The Vernon D Lybolt Adoption Center, at 829 Ole Turnpike Road in Bedford.
•Find homes for abandoned and homeless animals through our adoption and transport programs.
•Help pet owners with unexpected expenses involving their pets, through our Emergency Fund program.
•Provide humane traps and spay/neuter subsidies for feral cats through our Forgotten Felines program.
•Humane Education program for area Scout troops and schools.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Until we are able to build our No-Kill Shelter, our adoptable pets live in foster homes throughout Bedford County and surrounding areas. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please submit an adoption application or contact our main office.

We also hold monthly adoption events at our Headquarters and the Bedford Tractor Supply. Visit our website or our Facebook page for dates and times. If you would like to be added to our monthly events email list, please send a request to

Our Adoption Process...

Have you discovered a pet you wish to adopt? Great!

Now, the first step is to complete an adoption application on our website at This is not a commitment to adopt. It is simply the first step in the process.

We will review your application for preliminary approval before asking the foster parent to contact you to set up a time to meet the pet. You may also have concerns about how the animal will fit your home environment. When the foster parent contacts you, you will be able to discuss your concerns with someone who has first-hand experience with the pet.

After you meet the animal, you and the foster parent can decide if this is definitely the forever pet for you.