My name is Benny!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Benny
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Benny
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Benny
Photo 4 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Benny
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Saving Tails Animal Rescue

Facts about Benny

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9339384
  • Hair: Short
Benny's approximate birth date is October 6, 2014. He has been neutered, vaccinated to include a rabies vaccination and he has a registered microchip. Benny has tested positive for FIV, so he will need to be an only cat in the home. He should also not be in a home with children. Benny's time interacting with people is limited in his foster home, as there are rarely cat-less foster homes available. Benny has a pretty good set up in his room, but it is no life for a social guy like Benny and he is becoming frustrated with his confinement. Please consider opening up your home to Benny, or sharing his story with people that you know. He would really like the chance to be a loved member of a family. FIV is not a death sentence for cats. FIV positive cats can live a long healthy life. This disease cannot be transferred to people or animals other than cats. FIV is only transferred to other cats by deep puncture wounds caused by a FIV positive cat. FIV cats do require to be indoor only cats, to reduce the the risk of infection to cats who are let outdoors. They should also be the only cat in the home. There is much information regarding FIV positive cats online. This is a link to just one: If you would be interested in meeting, or adopting Benny, please complete an adoption application at: Saving Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a 501(c)3 registered no-kill, non profit animal rescue. All animals are placed in loving foster homes until their forever family finds them. Because there is not a physical shelter location, foster homes are needed to help rescue local animals who are in danger of euthanasia. If you would be interested in fostering an animal in need, please complete an application at

About Saving Tails Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Saving Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is a Twin Cities, Minnesota based 501c3 non-profit volunteer animal rescue. STAR was founded with the goal of helping local animals who are unclaimed, abandoned, abused or neglected. Through foster homes, STAR will provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need to recover and be rehabilitated both mentally and physically. STAR’s goal is to build a strong network of volunteers who are dedicated to helping to provide safe and loving homes for animals with the goal of finding them their forever homes. Donations are needed to cover pull fees to get animals out of shelters and to cover veterinarian and living expenses. We support the NO KILL platform and envision the day when all shelters will be NO KILL.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Saving Tails Animal Rescue is a foster based animal rescue. All meet and greets can be scheduled with the individual fosters. Adoption events are located around the Saint Paul / Minneapolis metro area and are listed on our website and Facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Application- Individuals interested in adopting a Saving Tails Animal Rescue animal can view all available animals on the STAR website. When they find an animal that they may be interested in meeting they will then complete an adoption application. This will then start the process of a potential adoption. It does not “bind” an applicant to the specified animal that they complete the application for, it merely is a request to meet an available STAR animal.

Application Review- All Applications are thoroughly reviewed. If the applicant may be the right match for the animal, it will be forwarded to the foster caregiver for review. If the foster caregiver feels that their foster animal would be a good fit for the potential adopter; he or she will contact the applicant to answer questions about the animal and make arrangements for a meet and greet.
Please understand that it is very important to find the right match for both the animal and the adopter. An application that is not approved for a certain animal does not necessarily mean that the adopter would not make a great pet guardian; it merely means that the adoption may not have been the right match.

Approval to go Forward with a Meet and Greet- Meet and greets are scheduled with the foster caregiver and the potential adopter. These can be done at any convenient location for the foster caregiver. Adoption events would be the preferred location, but often time they are done at the caregiver’s home, the potential adopter’s home, or an animal friendly business.

Home Visit- If after the meet and greet, the animal is determined to be the right match for the adopter, the adoption will then be listed as “pending”. A home visit will then be completed by a STAR volunteer. This is a home visit to determine if the home is a safe place for the animal. If a dog requires a fenced in yard, this will also be thoroughly checked at this time.

Finalize Adoption- After the home visit is approved, the adoption can then be finalized. There will be an adoption contract to fill out and the adoption fee to make payment for. Arrangements can then be made with the foster caregiver to pick up the new family member!