This cat is part of out shelter outreach program where we go into overcrowded shelters and take some of their pets in hopes of giving them a better chance at being adopted.
Rita is a beautiful 5 year old tortie who is initially shy with strangers but she responds to a soft approach. Once she feels secure with you she will show you her true self, a sweet but timid little lady who wants and needs quiet reassurance and affection. With some gentle coaxing, she will be your friend for life. We have found Rita to be uncomfortable around other cats so she would do best as an only pet. If sweet and gentle sounds good to you, come in to meet Rita today. She’s waiting patiently for her own forever family.
*Per JSAC policy, puppies and kittens under 6 months will not be adopted to families with children under the age of 6 years.
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