My name is Veruca!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Marietta, Georgia - Veruca
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I'm being cared for by:
Good Mews Animal Foundation

Facts about Veruca

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Hi, I’m Veruca! I spent the first several months of my life living outside with a feral colony, fending for myself and eating scraps of food from a nearby restaurant dumpster. A kind lady was doing TNR (trap-neuter-release) in the area, and I ended up in one of her traps because I was so hungry and there was food inside. Needless to say, I was terrified to be stuck in there, but she quickly took me to the doctor to be “fixed” before going back to my feral family. While I was recovering from my spay surgery, the lady saw potential in me (even though I kept hissing at her – she was persistent!) and she couldn’t bear to put me back outside in the cold. After 2 months of love, patience, cautious pets, and lots of treats, I finally decided the lady wasn’t so scary after all and I let out a quiet purr. Anything to keep the treats coming!

I am the most playful and spunky one of my siblings, but I’m also the most independent. If you catch me in a sleepy mood, I may let you pet me. Most of the time though, I prefer to run around and play with toys then take long naps. I can make myself super flat in order to fit in good sleeping spots, like under the couch! I’m still learning from my braver sisters – Pebbles, Josephine, and Callie Jane – so it would be best if I got adopted with one of them. I wouldn’t mind going home with another kitty instead, as long as they’ll play and snuggle with me.

I am a very pretty lady with a unique coat. I know that one day I will be more comfortable around people – you just have to be patient with me. If you have one of those things my foster mom called “da bird”, or even one of those little red dots that I never can catch, I’ll probably venture out pretty quickly. Just make sure I take breaks if I start panting, because sometimes I have so much fun playing that don’t know when to quit!

Because I’m still adjusting to big people, I’d prefer to have a home without any tiny people (or dogs – they’re loud and scary). Please come meet me soon! Don’t worry if I hide from you at first. I promise I’ll come around, if you promise to play with me

About Good Mews Animal Foundation

About Our Shelter...

Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the Metro Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Good Mews promotes public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, and quality human-animal companionship through education and outreach programs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Good Mews is open every Saturday from 10 - 4, the first and third Sunday of the month from 1 - 4. In addition, we participate in many offsite adoption activities throughout the month. Check the Calendar of Events on our website for details!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption information can be located on our website ( Adoption applications can also be downloaded from that site. We participate in the ASPCA Meet Your Match Felinality program.