My name is Teresa!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Teresa
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Community Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Teresa

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9042221-C2015244
  • Hair: Unknown
Sisters Teresa and Michelle were abandoned at the shelter by their owner, nursing and protecting each other’s babies. We would like them to be adopted together because they have bonded by now. Teresa is an exotic triple-kinked bobtail, piebald cat with cap-and- saddle pattern, pink-tip ears, and stocky build. She mats a little bit so should go to the groomer every year or so. We call her “Mother Teresa” because she just loves kittens. She was heartbroken when her litter was gone, and then thrilled to mother orphaned foster kittens. She would do well if you gave her a kitten to love or play with. She tries to play with Michelle now that she doesn’t have kittens to play with, but Michelle doesn’t get it. Teresa did more of the nursing than Michelle, but they each took turns nursing and guarding them. They both love to chase strings. Teresa is so gentle, with a softer meow, and she loves to be petted gently for just a minute and then she’ll purr. She likes to sleep on a cat bed with a little quilt on top of it, or she’ll perch on the bed where she can watch the door. She likes to lay on a chair by the window so she can watch the birds. She is not destructive. She uses the litter box but I put one litter box inside a bigger one so she doesn’t hang her butt over the side and miss. She likes rectangular cat scratchers on the floor with catnip. She is OK with kids, cats, and eventually dogs. She warms up to dogs faster than Michelle. They like Purina One Smart Blend chicken and turkey dry cat food, with canned pate Friskies for a treat. If you are interested in adopting a CAWS pet, please fill out an online application at

About Community Animal Welfare Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1992 the Community Animal Welfare Society ( CAWS) is one of the oldest no-kill animal rescues in Utah. Over the last 20 years CAWS, our fosters and supporters have saved thousands of lives including over 600 last this year. As the largest foster home network in the state of Utah we focus on high risk pets in need of additional care and rehabilitation

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

CAWS does not have a conventional shelter facility - all CAWS animals waiting for adoption are in foster homes. The number of animals we can help find new homes for is closely linked to how many CAWS foster homes are available. For additional information regarding how you, too, can become a foster, please see our fostering page located on our web site!

CAWS volunteers bring cats and dogs to the PetSmart near 2100 South and 300 West in South Salt Lake on the third and fourth weekends of each month

We are also at the Sugarhouse PETCO (1165 Wilmington Ave) the first Saturday of each month.

Our Adoption Process...

Since we make a lifetime commitment to any animal that comes into our program, we only adopt out animals to people in our area..

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS cat or dog, please fill out the online application at, email or call 328-4731. For the most timely response applying online is recommended.

We respond as quickly as possible but as we are a volunteer based organization and do not have full time staff, we respond as quickly as possible.