My name is Newman!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Newman
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Newman
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Newman
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Newman
Photo 4 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Newman
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

Facts about Newman

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8993011
  • Hair: Short

This animal is posted as a rehome, which is a service outside of Cat's Cradle to help owners find new homes for their animals. If interested, contact Lucy at 540-348-6908.

I have named this orange kitty Newman, as in “Hello, Newman.' He starting hanging around my house around 2011. He was a Tom, so he came and disappeared for a while. He ate at my cat’s outdoor feeder, but was wild and rare to see. Finally in August 2014 he really hung out, terrorizing my 5 cats. They began not going out, spraying in my home, and basically their lives changed as they are in/out cats, in the barns, sleeping in the shed, etc. I caught him in a trap, had him neutered and got his rabies shot, and took him to a farm in Augusta County, at least thirty miles away. The morning of June 1, nine months later, he was peering in my back door. This is not his home, I am not his Mother. He never leaves around the house. He is very needy and wants attention. Gradually I petted him, rubbed him, even his belly. He rolls around and purrs constantly. My cats are spraying and not going out again. I do not know what to do with him. He sleeps in the laundry room happily while I throw the others out the front door. He and my oldest neutered cat have been in horrible fights.

He is not a barn kitty as he wants to be a pet. I don’t think he will get along with other males. My little female does have the upper hand, so that helps. He is still a bit untrusting. I can’t hold him, but have started picking him up, front legs only. I don’t have time to be with him as much as he likes. He is very beautiful and healthy. He could be a perfect “one,” outside cat and will learn to be inside. Perhaps a barn cat with a lot of attention. Having him around is not fair to my sweet 12 year old Buzzy who loves to be outside. One of my females has just resided to the barn.

I want him to have a good home. I know one day he will curl up in a chair to sleep, if he has a chance.

Updated Aug 2015

If animals are listed as a rehome, they are posted as a service outside of Cat's Cradle's foster system to help owners find new homes for their animals.  You will need to contact the owner directly.  These animals are not part of our foster system.  The owner's contact information will be listed in animal description.

For more information or questions about animals in our foster system, send an e-mail to or

Use our on-line adoption application form (pdf) to adopt. Please save the file to your computer, fill it out, and save the completed for to email to (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you cannot access the form.)  You can also e-mail us at


About Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1998, Cat’s Cradle seeks to end euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs in Shenandoah Valley through aggressive spay/neuter of owned animals and TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral cats.

We also have a network of foster parents and an active adoption program for cats. In 2009 we opened an adoption center in Harrisonburg. We do not euthanize for space.

Please visit our website at: for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We show our cats at PetSmart in Springfield, VA on most 1st and 3rd Saturdays, at the PetSmart in Harrisonburg, VA on some Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons, and at the Petsmart in Waynesboro on Saturdays. We also show cats at our adoption center at 124 S Main St. in Harrisonburg 11-6 M-F, and 11-5 Sat and 11-4 Sunday.

Please visit our website: for other adoption events and hours for showings or call the adoption center at 540-433-1135.

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our website: for a copy of our adoption application and adoption contract. Adoption fees vary, but generally run around $135.

All our cats are spayed or neutered before adoption, and fully vetted. We have an adoption center in Harrisonburg, but we also make extensive use of foster homes until adoption.

We generally prefer indoor only homes, and our contract specifies that the cat(s) will not be de-clawed.

We have some cats that cannot be adopted into an indoor situation. For these, we seek safe barn or out-building locations.